Finance

07th April 2020

UKRI open call for research and innovation ideas to address Covid-19

Project length: Up to 18 months
Closing date: none – apply at any time
Funding: 80% of the full economic cost (fEC)
Award range: There is no specific budget for this call. We are interested in funding research of any scale that can demonstrate it will deliver impact in the project length.

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

UKRI will support excellent proposals up to 12-18 months duration 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

If a grant is awarded, we will provide funding at 80% of the fEC.

Find out more here