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

There is no closing date – proposals can be submitted at any time.

Full information and submmission guidelines: https://www.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/ukri-open-call-for-research-and-innovation-ideas-to-address-covid-19/

Proposals are invited for short term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. UKRI will support excellent proposals of 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 award) 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

Proposals will be accepted from anyone who is normally eligible to apply for UKRI funding.


NIHR/UKRI call for mental health research to tackle effects of covid-19

Closing date: 9am on 22 June 2020.

Full information and submmission guidelines: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/documents/highlight-notice-covid-19-and-mental-health/24978

NIHR and UKRI have issued a new call for research proposals on the rapid identification and mitigation of the acute mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. They seek research proposals on how the measures imposed to reduce the spread of the virus in the UK stand to impact on immediate mental health, and the role of other factors, including but not limited to, stress, stigma, isolation, bereavement and trauma (including trauma following intensive care treatment in COVID-19 patients with severe illness).