A round-up of global Covid-19 funding opportunities and open calls. Updated April 2021.

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


Horizon Europe Covid-19 funding opportunities

Four linked calls for Covid-19 related research and innovation actions, with a total budget of over €100m; these cover clinical trials, cohort management and monitoring, research infrastructure, and open data sharing. All four calls close 6th May 2021. Click here for details.


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.


INNO4 COV-19 Open Call

May 2021 Round
Deadline: 31/05/2021

INNO4COV-19 Open Call aims at accelerating the development and commercialisation of innovative solutions to tackle COVID-19 that have already been validated in lab environments (TRL6-7 or higher) and that focus on one of the 4 technological domains.

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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.

Science|Business database of funding opportunities

The Silicon Valley Bank COVID-19 Global Impact & Innovation Fund – Its mission is to mobilize the innovation community to fund direct relief and long-term resilience in the face of COVID-19.

Fast Funding for Covid-19 Science – A new venture fund is offering grants of $10,000 to $500,000 to coronavirus researchers, and every grant decision will be made in less than 48 hours. The fund, Fast Grants, has raised $10 million from 10 backers including Paul Graham, Stripe cofounders John and Patrick Collison, and LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman. As of 16 April, applications are paused but may reopen in the future: check the site for updates and to sign up for notification of reopening. For more information, click here.


European Commission

The European Commission has built a Covid-19 webpage on their funding and tender portal, which captures all the latest updates on current extensions of H2020 calls.

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