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Covid Relief for Health and Medical Research Projects - application form

Applications are invited from eligible early career researchers for funding to mitigate the effects of the current pandemic on their research activities. This funding call is available to anyone within the University, including the humanities and social sciences, providing their research falls under the general Health and Medicine remit of the Wellcome Trust. Applications will be considered on a competitive basis by the CRHMR Grant Committee. Funding is available for up to 6 months and must be used by 31 December 2022.

Deadline for the current round: 30 November 2021

For enquiries, please contact:

Guidance notes:

  1. Applicants must be UoW principal investigators applying on behalf of a named ECR or technician, where the ECR must have been awarded their PhD and be engaged in postdoctoral research..
  2. Applicants must clearly indicate how the current pandemic has directly affected their ability to complete their current research work.
  3. For ECRs/technicians, details should be provided for how the requested extension will be used to complete an advanced piece of research that is close to the submission stage. Of note, funds will not be provided to initiate new lines of research.
  4. Covid relief funds can only be used to cover the salaries of ECR/technicians.
  5. The following criteria will be used when considering projects:
    • Acute need for an extension directly due to current pandemic
    • The feasibility of completing postdoctoral work within the timeframe of the funding
  6. Please submit an attachment of two pages with an abstract of the output to be completed and at least 3-4 figures with legends. Please use 11pt font and 2 cm margins (as in other UKRI applications).
  7. Recipients of the Covid relief funding will be notified in mid-December 2021, with an expected start date after 1 January 2022. Funds should be spent before 31 December 2022.
  8. Recipients must complete a progress report at the end of project and acknowledge QBP funding in all publications arising from the work.
  9. Applications should show support from their host Department in the form of a ~15% contribution to the value of the project. For clarity, applicants should request the full amount they require funding from the QBP COVID relief funds. SLS and WMS applicants need not show matched contributions, as this has been agreed with the Department Heads.
  10. The COVID relief awards will be capped at £25K, but we ask that researchers only request what is needed to deliver the work. We may need to slightly decrease the awarded amount to maximise the number of successful applications.

This form is closed and is no longer accepting any submissions. Thank you for your time.