BSAC $1million COVID-19 open funding call

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BSAC announced an open call for funding to support grant applications in response to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.

This was an open and worldwide open call for research grant applications to support grant applications in response to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. The call was to support all aspects of COVID-19 research from all countries but with specific interest in expressions of interest from (a) researchers in low-to-middle-income countries, or applications that address aspects of COVID-19 in LMIC communities and (b) that address the impact of COVID-19 on the antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial stewardship agenda.

To reflect the global nature of this grants call, funding is being offered in US Dollars. A number of grants within each of the following funding brackets will be supported:

  • Up to $25,000
  • $25,000-$50,000
  • $50,000-$75,000
  • $75,000-$100,000
  • Exceptional applications may attract a level of funding greater than $100,000

Use of Funds:
Funds are to be used solely to support research studies and researchers performing Research. No portion of the Funding may be used to purchase capital equipment such as computers, iPhones, tablets, appliances, machinery, camera equipment, sensors, etc.

Awards will be announced mid-October 2020.


For all enquiries please email

Grants awarded under the first COVID-19 funding call:
You can access details of all grants awarded in May 2020 as a result of the first call

History of BSAC grants awarded: Grants Awarded 2005-2020

This grants call has been funded through an unrestricted grant from Pfizer. Other companies or organisations wishing to support this funding programme should contact Tracey Guise by email.

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