The Digital Health & Care Institute is collaborating with a number of stakeholders in response to COVID-19.
If you have a digital product, service or innovation that may be of use in the response to COVID-19 please contact Scottish Government.
Learn more about the funding available during the COVID-19 outbreak.
As our economies take early steps to bounce back from COVID-19, we are very pleased to bring to your attention two immediate funding opportunities from EIT Digital under the theme of DATA against COVID-19:
Closes: 16:00 BST on Monday, 25 May.
Proposals are invited for short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Grants are worth up to €250,000 over between 12 and 24 months. Grants cover salary of the researcher, PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and research assistants, as well as equipment, conferences, workshops, field work and outreach activities
Closing date: 7th May 2020
Medical, dental, nursing, allied health and pharmacy professional schools, large and small healthcare institutions, professional associations, government agencies, and other entities with a mission related to healthcare improvement, anywhere in the world, may apply. Only organisations are eligible, not individuals or medical practice groups.
Value: The total budget is USD 5 million. Grants are worth between USD 20,000 and USD 250,000 each.
Closing date: 22nd May 2020
Eligibility: Proposals must be submitted by an EIT health core or associate partner or a linked third party.
Closing date: 27th May 2020
Funding available: Up to 80% costs
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute invites applications for its supporting engagement in and dissemination of patient-centred outcomes research (PCOR) and clinical effectiveness research (CER) in the context of COVID-19 funding opportunity. This enables organisations with strong ties to patients, caregivers, clinicians and other stakeholders to equip them to engage as partners in PCOR/CER in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Projects must be of interest or use not just to the applicant organisations but to others doing related work.
Eligibility: Foreign organisations may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the US healthcare system and US efforts in the area of patient-centred research can be shown clearly.
Closing date: 22nd May 2020
Funding: Grants are worth up to USD 150,000 each for up to one year.
Closing date: 01 April 2021
Building on the initial calls of their Initiative, DHSC, through the NIHR, and UKRI are jointly launching a rolling call for proposals for rapid research into COVID-19. As this is a rolling call there is currently no fixed end date to the call, we are open to applications and will aim to review complete proposals within 4 weeks of submission.
UK Government is requesting that any company that believes that they can support ventilator production to contact on 0300 456 3565 or email us.
Will not be runnina as a traditional funding call, email the address below for further information on applying.
Gates Foundation, Wellcome and Master Card Impact Fund
Will co-ordinate research efforts and remove barriers to drug development in relation to COVID-19, working closely with WHO, and governments, private sector and global regulatory and policy setting institutes.
Closing Date: December 2020
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.
Headstart provides companies that are chosen for the programme up to €50,000 to support the development of innovative healthcare products and services.
This year, Headstart is supplemented by a special programme focused on COVID-19 solutions.
We are inviting proposals for projects of up to 18 months to address the health, social, economic and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.
UKRI will support excellent proposals which meet at least one of the following:
There is no closing date – proposals can be submitted at any time.
Never has there been a more urgent time to accelerate new ideas and innovations. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to an unprecedented change in the NHS, and a new fund from Scottish Health Innovations Ltd (SHIL) will harness the knowledge and expertise of health and social care professionals across Scotland to develop innovative solutions in response to the crisis.
The package of support for NHS Scotland staff includes up to £25k of initial seed funding, combined with regulatory support, project management and the extensive innovation expertise of SHIL, who have worked in partnership with NHS Scotland since 2002.
Elrha is launching an urgent funding call for research proposals to support the COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings.
The call aims to fund public health research that will produce robust findings that will contribute to the effectiveness of the current humanitarian response and increase the evidence base for future responses to similar infectious disease outbreaks.
Call for Code Global Challenge – mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and climate change by creating sustainable solutions using open source technology. $200k top prize, enter by 31st July 2020.
MIT Health Security & Pandemics Challenge – How can communities around the world prepare for, detect, and respond to emerging pandemics and health security threats? Prizes of up to $1m available. Closes 18th June 2020.
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.
Use this service to tell us how your business might be able to help with the response to coronavirus. The support needed includes things like:
Please email us any offers of support from business/industry.
Scottish Government – Volunteering throughout COVID-19 - Ready Scotland - https://www.readyscotland.org/coronavirus/volunteering/
You can only volunteer to carry out tasks which involve leaving your home, if you are not required to be isolating and are not in any risk categories. Please check the latest advice at NHS Inform.
To sign up, please follow the relevant links below:
A Slack platform which is being used to set up lists of firms which we will be pushed by Department of Trade and Industry on to Government (DHSC, Cabinet Office, NHSE, NHSx), It's completely open and anyone with an offer or a need are invited.
If you are able to help support NHS Wales with these priority areas or if have another innovative solution you would like to pitch, please contact us and they will get back to you.
The Open and Innovative Government Division (OIG), in which the Observatory of Public Sector Innovation sits, is issuing a call-out to all levels of government, civil society, international organisations and the private sector to gather innovative, digital and open government solutions and inspiration on how individuals and organisations across the globe are responding to the crisis.
DECOVID is an emerging collaboration between The Alan Turing Institute, HDR UK and founding Trusts and academic partners. This partnership draws on and shares technical support by making use of PIONEER, the HDR UK Health data research Hub, and we now wish to draw upon the broad network of researchers within the Turing community, to seed clinical and operational teams to support Trusts.