Funded Initiatives

The Emerging and Pandemic Infections Consortium (EPIC) awards career development and research funding to support infectious disease-related projects led by investigators at our partner institutions through a strategic and competitive process. We launch funding calls throughout the year to support our community of clinicians, engineers and scientists  who are working to advance innovative and multidisciplinary solutions to some of the world’s biggest health challenges. Initiatives range from scholarships and travel supports for trainees to seed funding for new ideas to collaboration grants that foster new partnerships to rapid responses that address emerging threats. 

Read on to learn more about our different funding initiatives and the projects they have supported.

Mpox Rapid Research Response

In response to the global mpox outbreak in 2022, EPIC launched a collaborative rapid research response to address gaps in our understanding about the disease. The mpox rapid research response is supported by funds from EPIC, the Institutional Strategic Initiatives office at the University of Toronto, the McLaughlin Centre, Sunnybrook Research Institute, the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at U of T, Unity Health Toronto and University Health Network.