Research funding to address the COVID-19 epidemic
The Epidemic Preparedness: COVID-19 funding call:
- aims to strengthen the evidence base to better prevent and control coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemics and to increase research and response capacity
- covers areas such as clinical research, treatments, pathogenesis of infection, epidemiology, and social sciences and ethics.
The call provides flexible funding of up to £2 million. Awards can last up to 2 years.
It's part of an existing partnership between Wellcome and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) through the Joint Initiative on Research in Epidemic Preparedness and Response to help low- and middle-income countries prepare for and tackle epidemics.
The call is now closed to new applicants. For further information about COVID-19 research funding opportunities, visit UK Collaborative on Development Research (UKCDR).