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UKRI calls for research and innovation to tackle Covid-19

The funder is inviting proposals for projects of up to 18 months

UK Research and Innovation has issued an open call for research and innovation ideas to address the coronavirus pandemic.

The funder announced on 31 March that it was inviting proposals for projects of up to 18 months to address the health, social, economic and environmental impacts of the outbreak.

Proposals can include new research or innovation with a clear impact pathway that has the potential to “deliver a significant contribution to the understanding of, and response to, the Covid-19 pandemic and its impacts”.

UKRI is also encouraging projects that support the manufacture or wide-scale adoption of an intervention with “significant potential”, as well as projects that gather “critical data and resources quickly for future research use”.

There is no deadline and proposals can be submitted at any time. UKRI did not specify how much money is available.