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Office for Translational Research


In most cases, COVID funding calls have now been incorporated into funders’ standard channels. Please contact the Office for Translational Research for guidance on suitability of calls for your individual research requirements.

COVID-related projects may be supported by the following major funders:

NIHR EME Mechanisms of action of interventions for COVID-19

21/515 Mechanisms of action of interventions for COVID-19

The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme is accepting stage 1 applications to their commissioned workstream for this funding opportunity. There will be two close dates for this call, please see the commissioning brief for further details.

In order to apply you will need to carefully review the:

Commissioning brief

Stage 1 guidance notes

EME application supporting information

All primary research projects are expected to establish a programme appointed Study Steering Committee and it is important that you read the TSC/SSC Guidance before completing your application. Costs incurred by this committee should be included in the budget as appropriate.

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Other Funders

CEPI (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations)

CEPI issues calls for proposals and requests for information inviting applicants to submit proposals for projects to develop vaccine candidates and support clinical trials involving vaccine candidates.

Deadline Date:  Rolling submission

  • External call
  • For further information contact:
  • Funding level: Not specified
Horizon 2020 Framework Programme:  European Research Area Corona Platform

The European Research Area corona platform is a one-stop shop providing comprehensive information about funding opportunities in relation to Coronavirus at European Union and national level.  (please visit the link)

Deadline Date:  Rolling submission

  • External call
  • Funding level: Not specified
National Institutes of Health (US) 
Central source of information on NIH COVID-related research funding calls (please refer to the above link)