Live Funding

We have selected the most recent COVID-19 funding opportunities avaliable to companies who have projects that will provide solutions towards the pandemic.

If you feel one of these funding opportunities would be suitable for your project please get in touch with the Granted Consultancy Team on 01392 427860 or

UKRI open call for research and innovation ideas to address COVID-19

Funder: UKRI
Project Length: 18 months
Project Value: Un capped
Deadline: Rolling

Summary: Proposals invited for short term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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COVID-19 Rapid Response Rolling Call

Funder: UKRI
Project Length: 12 months
Project Value: Un capped
Deadline: Rolling

Summary: A rolling call for proposals for rapid research into COVID-19: proposals reviewed within 4 weeks. For UK-led academic, SME and wider industry research.

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Innovate UK Smart Grants

Fund Name: Smart Grants
Project Length: 6 & 18 months or 19 & 36 months
Project Value: up to £2m
Deadline: 27/05/2020

Summary: Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations that can make a significant impact on the UK economy.

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Travel and subsistence funding to support LMIC (low and middle-income countries) engagement during the COVID-19 outbreak

Funder: NIHR (National Institute for Health Research)
Deadline: Rolling

Summary: This scheme provides travel and subsistence funding to support delivery of technical expertise in the global response to Covid-19.

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Competition: Biosensing across wide areas

Funder: DASA
Deadline: 1/06/20

Summary: This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is seeking proposals for innovative technologies that provide an improved way to rapidly detect and locate hazardous biological agents in the field for the benefit of defence and security operations.

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Horizon 2020 CALL: FET Open – Novel Ideas for Radically New Technologies (H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)

Funder: H2020
Project Value: Share of over €350m
Deadline: 13/05/2020

Summary: Specific Challenge: to lay the foundations for radically new future technologies of any kind from visionary interdisciplinary collaborations that dissolve the traditional boundaries between sciences and disciplines, including the social sciences and humanities.

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Bridging for Innovators (B4I)

Funder: Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Project Length: 3 – 12 months
Project Value: up to £100k
Deadline: 01/04/2021

Summary: B4I offers businesses unique access to a suite of high-tech scientific facilities and knowledge to fast-track solutions to industrial challenges.

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Fast Track to Innovation

Horizon 2020 – Fast Track to Innovation

Funder: H2020
Project Length: No more than 3 years
Project Value: Up to €3m per action
Deadline: 09/06/2020

Summary: Fast Track to Innovation targets relatively mature, ground-breaking new technologies, concepts, processes and business models that need final development to be able to shape a new market and achieve wider deployment.

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