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Rapid Research in COVID-19 Programme (RARC-19 Programme)

Closing Date: 8th April

Applicant informed: ASAP

Funding type: Grant

Scheme Value: up to £1.25m per project

Application Restrictions: Academic only 


CSO wishes to capture the extraordinarily strong research base in Scottish Universities. Many academics are already thinking about how their research can be used for benefit in this national and international emergency. CSO has therefore decided to ask Scottish Universities to apply for funding for a portfolio of Covid-19 research drawn from the best ideas from research investigators in their institutions. In particular, we are looking for projects that address the following key priority areas:

·       improved characterisation and treatment of infection and sequelae, including novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches development of new surveillance approaches that can be implemented rapidly novel interventions to help prevent infection, particularly for those providing care to support the resilience and mental health of front line health and care staff including those who returned to the NHS or came early from nursing or medical schools into the workforce understanding the longer-term health impacts of social distancing and other behavioural interventions introduced to prevent the spread of infection in the population


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