NWO opens calls for proposals within COVID-19 Programme: The deadline is 25 May. There are two opportunities.
Especially in the second opportunity there is the possibility for the knowledge institutions to submit research in the field of care logistics.
1. COVID-19 Programme call for proposals “Societal dynamics” now open
The call for proposals for the focus area “Societal dynamics” within the COVID-19 Programme is now open. Consortia, research groups and independent researchers from several disciplines can submit ideas for research aimed at the societal effects of the coronavirus pandemic and of the (intended) measures against it. Given the need to act urgently, the deadline for submitting ideas is 25 May 2020, at 14.00 hours.
The action and research programme COVID-19 focuses on research aimed at the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and the measures taken against it. There are three focus areas:
1. Predictive diagnostics and treatment
2. Care and prevention
3. Societal dynamics
This call for proposals concerns only focus area 3 “Societal dynamics”, and the total budget available for grants is €6.5 million. The call for proposals for focus areas 1 and 2 was published on 1 May 2020 and has a deadline of 14 May 2020 at 14.00 hours. Further information about the “Societal dynamics” call can be read here (will soon be available in English).
The focus area “Societal dynamics” concerns broad, societal issues in which several scientific disciplines are involved. For example, it concerns answers to questions such as: What are the societal consequences of the coronavirus crisis? Which social and economic problems have been exposed or have arisen as a result of this? But also: which positive effects does the crisis have? Which restart scenarios exist after a shorter or longer period of economic and widespread societal disruption? What can we learn from the crisis for the future?
2. COVID-19 Programme call for proposals “Science for Practice’ now open
Research institutions, together with (social) institutions and companies or local authorities, can jointly apply for a grant to quickly tackle a practical problem related to the corona crisis and the measures against it. Given the urgency of action, the deadline for submitting applications is 25 May 2020, at 12.00 hours.
Organisations such as healthcare organisations, companies, schools, local authorities and public transport are faced with practical problems as a result of the corona crisis and the measures taken against it. By combining scientific and practical knowledge, research questions can be presented that can reduce or solve practical problems within a short time.
This short-term call for proposals is open for two weeks for applications for partnerships between research institutions (universities, colleges, institutes) and (social) institutions, companies or local authorities. A maximum of € 25,000 is available for projects with a maximum duration of 6 months. Further information about this call can be read here (will soon be available in English).
Should you have any questions related to these calls, please do not hesitate to contact Jessica Dekkers (Director of Grants) via firstname.lastname@example.org