Get funding for ideas that address COVID-19

Proposals are invited for short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The funders will support excellent proposals up to 18 months duration, in any subject area within UKRI’s remit, which meet at least one of the following:

  • new research or innovation with a clear impact pathway that has the potential (within the period of the grant) to deliver a significant contribution to the understanding of, and response to, the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts
  • supports the manufacture and/or wide scale adoption of an intervention with significant potential
  • gathers critical data and resources quickly for future research use.

Grants will be awarded at 80% of the full economic cost for research council funding.


Publication date:21 September 2020
Opening date:31 March 2020
Closing date:

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