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UKRI open call for research and innovation ideas to 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. Since we opened this competition in March 2020 the research and innovation community have responded with some excellent ideas and proposals. Sadly, Covid-19 is still with us, and robust solutions to many problems are still needed. That said, there are some areas that are already well funded, and others where few high-quality proposals have been submitted. For this reason, for this next phase of the call, we will focus on areas that fill gaps in the Covid-19 research and innovation landscape.

We have developed a priority list of areas which we are particularly interested in seeing addressed. These will be updated periodically. It’s important that applicants also check what projects are already in progress.

On Friday 31 July the application process changed. Application to the research councils is via the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system.

Please note that although the call for research proposals is being hosted on Je-S by EPSRC, and will show the EPSRC logo in some places, the call remains UKRI wide. Your proposal will still be assessed by the most appropriate council(s).