Tender and Funding Round-Up

Tender and Funding Round-Up

A round-up of active tender and funding opportunities that may be of interest to Cochrane contributors, authors, and groups - updated through the month.


UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships
Who should apply? UK Cochrane Groups who would like to host a fellow at up to 80% FEC for Academic Institutions
Country funding open to: UK
General information: The objectives of the scheme are: To develop, retain, attract and sustain research and innovation talent in the UK. To foster new research and innovation career paths including those at the academic/business and interdisciplinary boundaries, and facilitate movement of people between disciplines, organisations and sectors. To provide sustained funding and resources for the best early career researchers and innovators. To provide long-term, flexible funding to tackle difficult and novel challenges, and support adventurous, ambitious programmes. These fellowships support applicants from diverse career paths, including those returning from a career break or following time in other roles
Closing date: Outline proposals are mandatory for each applicant intending to submit to Round 6 of this scheme. The deadline for receiving these is 16:00 on 10 December 2020.
Link: https://www.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/future-leaders-fellowships/how-to-apply/


Coronavirus Funding Monitor
General Information: A curated list of open funding calls and other support for researchers, non-profit organizations and commercial organizations, specifically for COVID-19 and coronavirus-related research. Updated daily.
Link: https://coronavirus.frontiersin.org/covid-19-research-funding-monitor


NIH (USA) Open calls related to Coronavirus
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
More info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AI-20-031.html


UKRI Covid-19 Priority Areas Grant
Who should apply?
UK Cochrane Groups
Country funding open to: UK
General information: Proposals are invited for short-term projects (up to 18 months) addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. Looking for proposals in any subject area within UKRI’s remit which: is a new research or innovation with a clear impact pathway that has the potential (within the period of the grant) to deliver a significant contribution to the understanding of, and response to, the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. Supports the manufacture and/or wide scale adoption of an intervention with significant potential. Gathers critical data and resources quickly for future research use.
Closing date: None, apply at any time
Link: https://www.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/ukri-open-call-for-research-and-innovation-ideas-to-address-covid-19/


National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
PA-19-052 NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
PA-19-053 NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
PA-18-591 Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Optional)
PA-19-056 NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
PA-19-272 PHS 2019-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
PA-19-270 PHS 2019-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42] Clinical Trial Not Allowed)


NERC: urgency grants
Link: https://nerc.ukri.org/funding/available/researchgrants/urgency/
General Information: The NERC Urgency Grant scheme exists to provide funding for unexpected and transient scientific opportunities created by unpredictable natural events. NERC welcome Urgency proposals related to the current Coronavirus outbreak. The maximum funding that may be sought for an Urgency proposal is £65,000; this limit applies to the total (100%) full economic cost of the project, of which NERC will fund 80%.


NIHR: Travel and subsistence funding to support LMIC engagement during the COVID-19 outbreak
Link: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/travel-and-subsistence-funding-to-support-lmic-engagement-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/24407
Country funding open to: UK
General Information: The awards will provide travel and subsistence funding to appropriately qualified public health professionals, clinicians and academics who wish to offer science and technical advice to support the immediate response to COVID-19 in low and middle-income countries.The awards are open to applicants who have a substantive position at a UK higher education institution or research organisation. Applications are open until further notice, on a rolling basis. Applications should ideally be submitted at least 2 weeks before the planned travel.

Who should apply: Relevant Cochrane Groups
Country funding open to: UK
General information: AHRQ Small Research Grant Program is offering amounts of 100,000 for a max of two years. The grant mechanism supports different types of health services research projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.
Closing date: Varied - March 16, July 16, Nov 16 each year until 2021
Link: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-794.html


A list of COVID funding opportunities compiled by Fogarty (USA) for international researchersCoronavirus news, funding and resources for global health researchers
Name of Opportunity: Cochrane review gold open access scheme
Who should apply: UK Cochrane Groups
Country funding open to: UK
General info: Cochrane Review Authors can apply to have their reviews published under Gold open access, meaning that they are instantly and freely open for all users to access on the Cochrane Library from the date of publication.
Closing date: 01 January 2021

Link to more info: Cochrane review gold open access scheme


20/112 Health Service & Delivery Research Programme (Evidence Synthesis Researcher-led)
Who should apply? UK Groups
Country funding open to: UK
General information: The NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme funds research to produce evidence to impact on the quality, accessibility and organisation of health and social care services. This includes evaluations of how the NHS and social care might improve delivery of services. The audience for this research is the public, service users, clinicians, professionals and managers. Value for money will be an important consideration and project costs will be carefully scrutinised and must be well justified. NIHR programmes fund Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) at a maximum of 80% of Full Economic Cost (except for equipment over £50,000). For non-HE Institutions, NHS R&D may fund 100% of costs. The HS&DR programme reserves the right to award a grant for less than the amount sought by applicants where appropriate.
Specification: Researcher-led workstream (Straight to Stage 2 Evidence Synthesis)
Closing date: 04/02/2021
Link: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/20112-health-service-and-delivery-research-programme-evidence-synthesis-researcher-led/25936


Research for Social Care - Competition 3
Who should apply? UK Groups
Country funding open to: UK
General information: Applications are invited for research proposals that generate evidence to improve, expand and strengthen the way adult social care is delivered for users of care services, carers and the public. The Research for Social Care (RfSC) programme will fund research which generates evidence to improve, expand and strengthen the way adult social care is delivered for users of care services, carers, and the public. The NIHR Research Design Service is running regional workshops specifically for social care researchers, practitioners and users, to introduce the latest RfSC call. The workshops will take place across the country during September, October and November 2020.
Specification: RfSC research is expected to have a high degree of involvement from relevant users of social care and social care practitioners throughout the research.
Closing date: 20/01/2021
Link: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/research-for-social-care-competition-3/25745

If you have a funding opportunity you would like to share, please send the following information to mumoquit@cochrane.org: Name of funding Opportunity, who should apply, country funding open to, general information, closing date, link to more information.


November 19, 2020