COVID-19 Response

Information about COVID-19

We understand that the ongoing situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly impacted the research and innovation community. If you have concerns or questions regarding your Newton Fund project, please get in touch with your funding body.

Our delivery partners have updated their websites with information about COVID-19 and its impact on Newton Fund and other funding programmes, including updates about new calls and guidance for projects already underway.

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Global Effort on COVID-19 (GECO) Health Research cross government funding call

Newton Fund and GCRF partner updates and guidance

Academy of Medical Sciences coronavirus information hub and FAQs

British Academy COVID-19 information 

British Council-delivered Newton Fund programmes - response to Covid-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for applicants and award holders of Royal Society funding

Practical application of UKCDR Safeguarding Guidance during COVID-19 

Royal Academy of Engineering COVID-19 advice to awardees

UKRI Guidance for the research and innovation communities

UK Research and Innovation: Get funding for ideas to address COVID-19

News, blogs, and resources

Research and innovation is at the forefront of the response to this global pandemic. Read about some of the COVID-19 work being undertaken by our Newton Fund and Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) community, including blogs, early impacts and resources:

Africa COVID-19 Rapid Fund projects announced - 80 projects across 17 African countries, 46% led by a woman principle investigator 

Newton Fund-GCRF Agile Call - 20 projects funded to address the challenges faced by some of the world's most vulnerable people during COVID-19

Parenting during a pandemic – researchers pull together top tips to help families cope

GCRF Arise Hub COVID news and resources

Urban-rural linkages in the time of COVID-19: Neighbourhood Governance (webinar)

Covid-19 and contingency planning (webinar)

Wastewater test could provide early warning of COVID-19

How the COVID-19 pandemic began

The great amplifier: COVID-19, migration and inequality

COVID-19: a course-correction for safer cities

Tomorrow’s Cities and COVID-19: A discussion

One Health Poultry Hub joins the COVID-19 response

Going beyond competitive case counting

Two complete genome sequence for coronavirus in Brazil published

More than 700 face shields donated to medical and security staff

How can we protect women and children at risk from violence during the COVID-19 crisis?

Above all we hope you are all safe and well. Please ensure you adhere to the social distancing guidance where you live, and do not take any unnecessary risks while undertaking your Newton Fund or Global Challenges Research Fund project. We will continue to update this page as the situation develops.

Newton Fund and GCRF are drawing to a close. The International Science Partnerships Fund (ISPF) is a new UK Government fund supporting research and innovation on the major themes of our time: Planet, Health, Tech, Talent. To stay on the Newton-GCRF website click Continue, if you would like to find out more about ISPF click Read more.