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Open to Welsh researchers: NIHR launches new funding call for longer-term COVID-19 research

9 June 2020

Today the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is launching a new UK wide call inviting applications to better understand and manage the health and social care consequences of the global COVID-19 pandemic beyond the acute phase, and to help mitigate the impact of subsequent phases of the pandemic and its aftermath.

The current joint UK Research and Innovation/NIHR rolling research call funds ‘urgent’ COVID-19 related research which will have an impact within 12 months. But as we move beyond the initial acute phase of the pandemic, this new call will sit alongside the rolling call, with a specific focus on research to inform policy and the recovery of the health, care and public health systems from the pandemic, with outcomes typically within 24 months.

The NIHR welcomes applications from Welsh researchers that involve investigators spanning a range of specialties and scientific disciplines, which are in the remit of one or more of the participating research programmes.