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Covid-19 External Funding Calls






Recovery, renewal and resilience in a post-pandemic world

21 July, 2021

Pre-announcement: recovery, renewal and resilience in a post-pandemic world

Various funder opportunities
Various calls

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PRACE (Partnership for advanced computing in Europe)
Fast Track Call for Proposals. Support to mitigate impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Open until further notice


Applications are evaluated within one week and start as soon as possible if awarded.

NERC Urgency grants related to the current Coronavirus outbreak N/A announcement-of-opportunity-urgency-grants-related-to-the-current-coronavirus-outbreak/
Wellcome Trust COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator N/A wellcome-pledges-50-million-new-initiative-speed-development-covid-19-treatments
UK Government NHS ventilators Ongoing production-and-supply-of-ventilators-and-ventilator-components
Call for reviewers Rapid evaluation of COVID19-related Registered Reports at Royal Society Open Science ASAP
Diamond Light Source Rapid Access Call for Proposals: SARS-CoV-2 N/A
Other Research Council No specific call but funding considered if approach directly N/A
UKCDR epidemics preparedness and response group No specific call
Royal Academy of Engineering No specific call. Key areas where engineering and manufacturing expertise is urgently required by the UK government
Innovations for Poverty Action Competitive Fund for Peace and Recovery Off-cycle proposals, capped at $50,000, for time-sensitive additions to research projects that study or support the COVID-19 response
European Commission Various calls
NHS Accelerator Vaccines, ventilators and diagnostics

COVID-19 PPE Challenge Addresses the urgent need to understand the challenges faced by healthcare workers in protecting themselves against aerosol contamination.

Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC) BEIS, Cabinet Office and Crown Commercial Service (CCS) are coordinating and sharing offers received by government from industry.

COVID-19 outbreak expert database Parliament's Knowledge Exchange Unit has created a new COVID-19 outbreak expert database

COVID-19 rapid call for access to the Octopus facility The Central Laser Facility is inviting rapid access proposals to its Octopus imaging facility for research relevant to COVID-19.

Diamond Light Source Rapid Access Call for Proposals Diamond are offering priority rapid access for groups who require instrument time for projects directly related to COVID-19 viral proteins.

University Challenge Seed Fund A translational fund focused on projects that can make a near term impact and has the potential for future commercialisation. Ongoing

Health Care Supply Association Oxygen, ventilators, testing, PPE, clinical trials and MDCC

AHRC COVID-19 and its impact on ethics, governance, media, culture and history N/A
ERSC Short to medium-term economic and social research to mitigate the impact of COVID-19