IDRC-CRDI‘Women RISE’ and the ‘Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program’

Women RISE


To address the gendered impacts of COVID-19, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) have launched Women RISE (Women’s health and economic empowerment for a COVID-19 Recovery that is Inclusive, Sustainable and Equitable), a CAD $22M research initiative.

Women RISE will support global action-oriented, gender-transformative research on how women’s health and their work, whether paid or unpaid, intersect and interact in the preparation for, response to and recovery from COVID-19. Under the initiative, researchers from low- and middle- income countries and Canada will collaborate to inform solutions and strategies to improve women’s health and socioeconomic well-being throughout the recovery from COVID-19.

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Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program (JCIHRP)


The International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Israel Science Foundation (ISF), the Azrieli Foundation (AF) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) launched the first call for proposals under the second phase of the Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program (JCIHRP). Six grants worth up to CAD $1.4M each will be awarded to research teams working in the intersections between non-communicable chronic diseases and infectious diseases. Results of the competition will be announced in August 2022.

Phase II of JCIHRP will invest CAD $21.5M in cutting-edge biomedical and global health research. The program will support world-class research teams co-led by three principal investigators — one each from Canada, Israel and a low- and middle-income country (LMIC). The teams will integrate researchers from all three geographic areas with the intention of strengthening scientific capacity, promoting collaboration, equitable partnerships and scientific excellence.

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The GloPID-R Secretariat is a project which receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101094188.