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Author

Kara Mackenzie

Published

28th September 2020

Category
Funding
Covid-19

UKRI - Global Challenges Research Fund/Newton Fund - Agile Response to Covid-19

To support short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the Covid-19 outbreak in LMICs.

Summary: UK Research and Innovation, through the Global Challenges Research Fund, in partnership with the Newton Fund, invites proposals for its agile response call to address COVID-19. This supports short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak in LMICs. Proposals must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • new research or innovation with a clear pathway to impact on policy or practice that has the potential to, within the period of the award, deliver a significant contribution to the understanding of, response to, and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in a developing country context;
  • supports the manufacture or wide scale adoption of an intervention with significant potential for impact in developing countries;
  • gathers critical data and resources quickly for future research use.

Who: Anyone based at a UK research organisation eligible to receive funding from UKRI research councils or based in approved research organisations overseas may apply. This does not include companies or SMEs. Proposals should engage equitably with research organisations, other organisations and communities in partner countries or LMIC countries where impact will be delivered.

Closing Date: 31/12/2020

Value: No specific budgets set – projects can be up to 18 months

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