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Research funding opportunities related to COVID-19

On behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care, NIHR has established a single national process to prioritise and coordinate funding for COVID-19 research. This applies across all funded studies including public sector, industry and charity funding.

Information about this can be found here

Details of the process and the new single entry point can be found here

Application form is here

UKRI Open Call – Research and innovation ideas to address COVID-19

IMI2 - Call 21 Development of therapuetics and diagnostics combatting coronavirus infections (closes 31 March 2020)

DASA COVID-19 Rapid sanitising technology for ambulances (closes 1st April 2020)

TechForce19 Supporting the elderley, vulnerable and self-isolating during COVID-19 (closes 1 April 2000)

LifeArc COVID-19 Development and testing of therapeutics (closes 6th April 2020)

Innovate UK Business-led innovation in response to global disruption (de minimis) (closes 17 April)

BSAC COVID-19 Supporting research projects (closes 17 April, simple application)

COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mastercard, Wellcome - contact: epidemics@wellcome.ac.uk for more infomation

Wellcome: Epidemic Preparedness COVID-19 (reviewing current proposals, may reopen)


Are you researching COVID-19?

We love what all of our clients do. And we're always impressed by those working to tackle health care problems and save lives

So, at the moment we offer a FREE R&D Tax Credit Service for one year for organisations researching ways to tackle COVID-19 and its effects

We can also offer support with:

  • Identifying appropriate government support for your business
  • Bringing your year end forward so that you can file your R&D Tax Claim sooner
  • Free 1-2-1 support via the Innovate2succeed Programme
  • Plus a comprehensive range of other business support services

Business Support Information

We've collated this list of links for businesses during this time

We're here for an informal chat if you want to talk any of this through - just contact us using the details below

Call us on 01925 506100
Email us at info@inventya.com

Thanks for all that you're doing

Image used in the header for this item: 
Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. SEM showing SARS-CoV-2 (orange)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19 emerging from the surface of cells (green) cultured in the lab.
Credit: NIAID-RML
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March 26, 2020

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