Government of Yukon launches second call for COVID-19 Recovery Research Program

Press Release


The Government of Yukon is pleased to announce a second call for expressions of interest for the Yukon COVID-19 Recovery Research Program.

Thanks to the financial support of the Government of Canada, this program offers a total of $1 million in funding for research that will increase understanding of the social, cultural, environmental, economic and health impacts of COVID-19 and address gaps in research and data specific to the Yukon.

Under this second call, $480,000 is available for applicants and each successful project may receive up to $75,000 in funding.

Those who are interested in applying can contact the Office of the Science Advisor at [email protected] for more information and visit The application deadline is October 29, 2021.

The research that is funded under this program supports the pandemic-related planning and decision-making needs of the Government of Yukon, the Government of Canada, First Nations governments and communities and other Yukon organizations.

The COVID-19 Recovery Research Program gives the Yukon a chance to better understand the impacts of the pandemic. I encourage community organizations, governments, academics and industry leaders to apply for this funding to help ensure the Yukon has the information needed to guide its path forward.

Premier Sandy Silver

Quick facts

  • Partnership and collaboration are encouraged for this funding opportunity, both among Yukon organizations as well as with southern researchers or organizations whose expertise and capacity may complement that of a Yukon-based partner.
  • The first call for Expressions of Interest closed on November 27, 2020, and was followed by an invitational Call for Proposals. The seven successful applicants from that two-stage process will be announced in the coming weeks.
  • The COVID-19 Recovery Research Program objectives are to:
    • provide evidence that informs decision-making and planning, and contributes to the broader COVID-19 recovery efforts in the Yukon;
    • ensure Indigenous knowledge, values and perspectives, Indigenous knowledge keepers and Indigenous researchers are reflected in the governance of this program and in the funded research projects;
    • strengthen understanding of COVID-19 impacts and recovery pathways for individuals, businesses, governments and communities in the Yukon;
    • enhance the capacity of the Yukon’s science community by providing opportunities for local researchers, emphasizing the role of Indigenous knowledge keepers and researchers, and attracting outside expertise to the Yukon; and
    • increase coordination, networking and partnerships between researchers and decision-makers.

Reneé Francoeur
Cabinet Communications
[email protected]

Myra Nicks
Communications, Executive Council Office
[email protected]


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