UK Research and Innovation is inviting funding proposals through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and the Newton Fund which will directly address the negative impacts of COVID-19 across developing countries.


The invitation link.


This new call, which builds on the multidisciplinary partnerships formed through the two Funds to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, will consider proposals of up to 18 months for new funding as well as requests to re-purpose existing UKRI award funding on active GCRF grants.


UKRI will support excellent proposals which meet at least one of the following:

- New research or innovation with a clear pathway to impact on policy or practice that has the potential (within the period of the award) to 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 and/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.


NO DEADLINE FOR THE CALL, the call is an open call, you may apply at any time


Please visit the call page on UKRI website where you have to fill in the application form Application Form and send to