COVID-19 rapid response rolling call

Primary funder name: Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR

Summary text: This supports COVID-19 urgent public health research to gather the necessary clinical and epidemiological evidence that will inform national policy and enable new diagnostic tests, treatments and vaccines to be developed and tested for COVID-19. The size of grants varies according to the needs of each research project.

IMPORTANT: The Faculty of Medicine and Health are running an internal triage for this call, please contact Emma Tolson ( for details.

Open call for research and innovation ideas to address COVID-19

Primary funder name: UK Research and Innovation

Summary text: This supports short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. Projects last between 12 to 18 months and funding covers 80 per cent of full economic costs.

IMPORTANT: You are required to seek approval prior to submission from: 1) Your HoS, 2) Your Dean, and 3) the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation. Please contact a member of the R&ID team for further advice and support or email

COVID-19 rapid access call

Primary funder name: Diamond Light Source

Summary text: This provides rapid access for groups who require Diamond instrument time for projects directly related to SARS-CoV-2 viral proteins.