02nd June 2021

UKRI: Expression of interest: emergency route for time-critical COVID-19 research

Apply for funding to support short term time-sensitive collection of data or samples or rapid turn-around research or analysis to either:

  • inform urgent policy or national decision making
  • secure data for future research use.

This is a rarely awarded emergency route for exceptional circumstances.

Call open: 6th January 2021

No closing date

To apply you must be able to meet strict criteria, including, but not limited to:

  • demonstrating the time-critical nature of the research or data/sample collection
  • demonstrating a clear and rapid route to impact through existing partnerships
  • showing how a normal grant timeframe is unsuitable
  • justifying why you did not apply through any of the previously available UKRI COVID-19 funding schemes
  • having a clear plan to take this research forward including, if necessary, using normal grant routes.

Support can be available for projects lasting 3 to 6 months.

Applicants must be based at research organisations eligible for UKRI funding. Business-led proposals are not eligible for this funding.

For more information and to apply please click here