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Coronavirus: UKRI open call for R&I ideas to address COVID-19

31 March 2020

Search is on for innovative or novel approaches in the fight against coronavirus

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 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.

There is no closing date - proposals can be submitted at any time by sending the application form to

Download the form you can use to submit your proposal (Word, 54KB).

Researchers holding existing UKRI standard grants can apply to re-purpose this funding to address the objectives of this call.

Find out more about the UKRI open call for research and innovation ideas to address COVID-19.

First published 31 March 2020