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80% of full economic costs provided for projects lasting up to 18 months. No specific budget, but projects must demonstrate impact within the project lifetime. Apply any time.

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Get funding for ideas that 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 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.

Proposals will be accepted from anyone who is normally eligible to apply for UKRI funding. This includes any company or SME that would normally be eligible for Innovate UK grant support. You will need to show that you can start work within 4 weeks of the funding being confirmed.

Researchers holding existing UKRI standard grants can apply to switch their funding to address the objectives of this call.

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