COVID-19 Funding calls

This page is being updated with current funding calls that may be of interest.  Click on the links to take you through to the funders website for more information.

Coronavirus: £1million Defence innovation Funding

Funding available for ideas and novel approaches to boost Armed Forces in Coronavirus effort.  The call is open to any idea or novel approach that could boost the Ministry of Defence’s capabilities and work as part of the national effort against Coronavirus or similar future threats. For more information:

DSTL Open Call Innovation Focus Areas – Reduced-Burden Area Biosurveillance

Biosurveillance enables us to more rapidly detect Biological Warfare Agent (BWAs) incidents and helps to reduce the potential impact by enabling decision makers to develop the best course of action for deployment of medical countermeasures and other protective measures. We are looking to identify technologies to provide static detection at…

NIHR – Invention for Innovation – Challenge Awards Call 10

The RWI Challenge Award will fund investigations of medtech innovations in healthcare settings. The aim is to shorten the evidence gap between the safety/efficacy typical of a newly or nearly CE marked technology and what is required for decisions by commissioners and regulators. At the same time, this will de-risk…

UKRI MRC – COVID-19 Rapid Response Rolling Call

Short term (up to 12 month) proposals are sought. All proposals will need to be able to show how progress within the period of award could make a significant contribution to the understanding, prevention and/or management of the COVID-19 outbreak. For more information:

UKRI Funding – 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. For more information: