Research and Innovation Services (RIS) is compiling information on key funders impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

See the following links for further information:

Find COVID-19 academic experts to collaborate with at the University.

Contact the relevant RIS team to help with your queries.

See also the COVID-19: Additional guidance for our research community for helping the research community limit the impact and risk associated with the outbreak of coronavirus.

COVID-19: EU and International

European Commission (EC)

The European Commission has a Corona Platform for consolidating and posting all Horizon 2020 call updates, FAQs and useful links.

EC: Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)

EACEA Information for beneficiaries whose activities are impacted by coronavirus.

EC: Erasmus+

Coronavirus outbreak - deadlines for applications extended.

EC: European Research Council (ERC)

Business continuity measures at the ERC

EC: European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) / European Regional Development Funds (ERDF)

Updates and a Q&A document from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) who administer the ESIF / ERDF funds on behalf of the EC. Further information.

EC: Horizon 2020 (H2020)

The European Commission is coordinating a common European response to the outbreak of COVID-19. Extensions applied to Horizon 2020 calls with original deadlines until 15 April. No extensions will apply to the IMI and EIC pilot calls. Further details will be published on the call and topic pages on the Funding and Tenders Portal.

More on the Horizon 2020 response to COVID-19

Deadlines for calls under Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 1 (Health section) are extended to allow medical professionals to focus on their fight against the Coronavirus and allow time for preparing their applications. This concerns the following calls:

EC: Marie Curie Sklodowski

Coronavirus consequences for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) projects and related activities.

Max Weber Fellows

Important information for the EUI community and visitors.


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Additional EU information and resources

Contact the relevant RIS team to help with your queries.

Caroline Quest, Director of Research and Innovation Services (RIS)

Contact Kay Gallagher, PA to Director of RIS, to speak to Caroline:

COVID-19 funding opportunities

See our COVID-19 research funding opportunities webpage.

This includes an embedded search from Research Professional to keep you up to date with the latest calls. You can also create your own funding searches in Research Professional to match your research interests. Email for support with Research Professional.