COVID-19 Research Funding

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NIHR funding urgent research into COVID-19 with UKRI

Working with UK Research and Innovation, the NIHR is funding rapid research to support the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funded projects will lead to a benefit in UK, potentially international, public health within 12 months.

We have held two funding rounds that have invested £24.6 million into 27 research projects to respond to the coronavirus pandemic:

We are now holding a rolling funding call for proposals for research into COVID-19, as part of our single, national prioritisation process for COVID-19 research. 

The rolling call will close to new applications on 30 June 2020, as the nature of the questions that need to be addressed is changing and funding for longer than 12 months is becoming increasingly necessary.  


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