Updated Apr 08, 2020

Get funding for ideas that address COVID-19

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
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Open Year RoundDeadline
18 months Duration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
CountryUnited Kingdom
Focus AreasInfectious & Vector Diseases (Health)
Response Technologies (Humanitarian Assistance)

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.

Other Requirements

Financial Statements

If a grant is awarded, we will provide funding at 80% of the fEC.


You need approval to confirm that the work is achievable under whatever constraints are currently in place in your department/university/company, and that they are content for you to focus on this work under 80%fEC funding. The approval can be from whoever has authority to give such assurance whether that is your department head, university research office or pro-VCs office.


Application Directions

Application forms should be emailed to CV19researchinnovation@ukri.org.


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