A round-up of Covid-19 funding opportunities and open calls. Updated 15th January 2020.


This is a round-up of all the funding opportunities available for the fight against Covid-19. If you would like to add a funding opportunity, please contact us.

There are also further opportunities at our initiatives and resources page.

If your study requires collection of samples or health data, see this information from the National Institute for Health Research – Prioritising funding and support for COVID-19 research across the UK.


Further information from KTN

Covid-19 hub page
Covid-19: response from KTN
Covid-19: round-up of initiatives and resources
Covid-19 National Contact points
Covid-19 – Help and support for businesses
Covid-19: regulatory guidance
Covid-19: product specifications


Coronavirus Future Fund

This scheme will issue convertible loans between £125,000 to £5m to innovative companies which are facing financing difficulties due to the outbreak. The scheme was initially open for applications until the end of September 2020 and has now been extended to the end of January 2021.

The application process is investor-led. This means an investor, or lead investor of a group of investors, applies in connection with an eligible company. The Future Fund will match 100% of the amount provided by investor(s), up to a maximum of £5 million.

To find out more details and how to apply, click here.


Travel and subsistence to support low and middle-income country engagement

The awards will provide travel and subsistence funding to appropriately qualified public health professionals, clinicians and academics who wish to offer science and technical advice to support the immediate response to COVID-19 in low and middle-income countries. The awards are open to applicants who have a substantive position at a UK higher education institution or research organisation.

Applications are open until further notice, on a rolling basis. Applications should ideally be submitted at least 2 weeks before planned travel.

Click here for more details.


Grand Challenges ICODA Covid-19 Data Science Initiative Grant Programme

Deadline for submissions: 19th January 2021

This programme will focus on addressing major questions about how to reduce the harm of COVID-19 and future pandemics. The programme aims to unite data and develop processes, analytical tools and infrastructure to achieve rapid scientific progress and impact.

Read more


Further worldwide funding opportunities

Competitive Fund for Peace and Recovery – Innovation for Poverty Action’s Peace & Recovery Program is accepting off-cycle proposals, capped at $50,000, for time-sensitive additions to research projects that study or support the COVID-19 response. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.

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