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BSAC COVID-19 Funding Call

19th March 2020

BSAC is launching a COVID-19 funding call to support researchers in better understanding and addressing COVID-19 outbreak. 

1. Grants of up to £25,000 to support research projects. Exceptional grants in excess of £25,000 will be considered. The funding scope covers projects of up to 12 months only:

  • New projects
  • Extension of existing research projects
  • Expenditure of staff and or consumables

2. Applications are open worldwide to all organisations and will be subject to a rapid peer review process.

3. Research findings will be considered for fast track open access online publication in JAC or  JAC-AMR.

How to apply:

  • Expressions of interest, in the form of a single A-4 summary should be submitted to by Friday 17 April.

    All single 1-page A-4 summaries should include the following information in brief:
    Proposed Work:
    Potential impact:
    Indicative Costs/Funding request:
    The Research Team:
    Contact Information (name, address, email):

  • Successful applicants will be invited to submit a short application by Friday 1 May
  • Awards will be announced week commencing Monday 18 May

Standard BSAC terms and conditions will apply.

If you are a virologist with research experience (and any time to spare!) we would appreciate your support in peer reviewing expressions of interest and applications received. Please contact Felicity at

BSAC has an ongoing commitment to support scientific research through its grants programme in the area of infectious diseases.

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