Joint Research Office


Joint Covid-19 research fund opens

29 May 2020

Researchers can now apply for cross-institutional funding

Researchers can now apply for cross-institutional funding towards translational research projects which aim to manage, mitigate and halt Covid-19.

Awards are expected to be in the range of £20-50k, and the deadline for the first call is 2 June.

Projects should focus on rapid responses and novel solutions to understand and tackle the challenges faced during this continually evolving pandemic.

The initiative is supported by the the UCL Coronavirus Response Fund, with co-funding from the UCL Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund and the UCLH, GOSH and Moorfields NIHR Biomedical Research Centres.

This internal funding opportunity has a broad scope and is expected to seed novel research projects, bridge funding gaps, pump-prime further external research grant applications of boost ongoing strategic projects and initiatives where value can be added.

Projects should be 6-12 months in duration and researchers should be in a position to start the project as soon as funding is agreed. Proposals from all disciplines across UCL are welcome.

Read more details and download the application form (click on ‘UCL Covid-19 Rapid Response’).