Special calls COVID19-research

24/03/2020 08:30

In response to the corona pandemic, various European and other partners have launched special calls for research into this virus, as well as other initiatives - all in collaboration with international partners.

Science Europe, the network of European research founders, already sent us the following list, which may be expected to be followed by other initiatives:

Wellcome (UK):

Epidemic Preparedness - COVID-19:

https://wellcome.ac.uk/grant-funding/schemes/epidemic-preparedness-covid-19

This provides funding up of the £2m per grant, and is a scheme between Wellcome and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) 

COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator:

https://wellcome.ac.uk/news/wellcome-pledges-50-million-new-initiative-speed-development-covid-19-treatments

This is a $125m scheme, with Gates and Mastercard to e to speed the development of and access to therapies for COVID-19.

Research Council of Norway (RCN):

Emergency call based on the recent research priorities defined by the WHO: RCN Call

United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI):

Projects contributing to the understanding, diagnosis, prevention and management of the virus, including the study of behaviours that may contribute to how it is spread and can be contained:

https://www.ukri.org/news/20-million-rapid-response-for-novel-coronavirus-research/

https://mrc.ukri.org/news/browse/20-million-rapid-response-for-novel-coronavirus-research/

https://mrc.ukri.org/funding/browse/2019-ncov-rapid-response-call/2019-ncov-rapid-response-call/ 

Statement on sharing research data:

https://wellcome.ac.uk/press-release/sharing-research-data-and-findings-relevant-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak 

Focused work that is part of the on-going specialist centres under the MRC: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/mrc-global-infectious-disease-analysis

https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/iii/cvr/ 

Epidemic preparedness workshop explores key role of interdisciplinary research:

https://mrc.ukri.org/news/browse/epidemic-preparedness-workshop-explores-key-role-of-interdisciplinary-research/

Additions March 30, 2020

 

NWO, Netherlands

https://www.nwo.nl/algemeen/over-nwo/coronavirus/coronavirus

Announcement of a € 1.5 million call for urgent short term research and € 10 million for a seperate call for long term research

SNF, Switserland

http://www.snf.ch/en/researchinFocus/newsroom/Pages/news-200326-a-host-of-ideas-for-coronavirus-research.aspx

http://www.snf.ch/en/researchinFocus/newsroom/Pages/news-200306-call-special-call-on-coronaviruses.aspx

Seperate call (Deadline 25 March)

SRC, Sweden

https://www.vr.se/english/just-now/news/news-archive/2020-03-27-now-possible-to-use-part-of-your-grant-for-research-into-covid-19.html

Ability to use funded research resources for urgent SARS-COV-2 and COVID19 research. In the long term, there may be a targeted call.

FWF, Austria

https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/news-and-media-relations/news/detail/nid/20200326-2500/

Seperate call: this proposals will be evaluated as a priority, submission from April to September (lead time of a few weeks).

DFG, Germany

https://www.dfg.de/en/service/press/press_releases/2020/press_release_no_8/index.html

https://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/announcements_proposals/2020/info_wissenschaft_20_20/index.html

Seperate call (deadline 1 September 2020)

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