In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, several new funding opportunities have emerged to support research, projects, and solutions that are responding to mitigate the health and socioeconomic effects of the disease. Find some of these opportunities listed below.

CcHub offers funding and support for COVID-19 related projects

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic and its related consequences in other sectors of various economies across the globe, CcHUB is looking to support COVID-19 related projects.

Benefits – Funding, research support and design support of projects via CcHub’s Design Lab

Eligibility – Projects in the following areas and more are eligible

  • Last-mile communication: educating the public and ensuring the right information reaches even remote locations.
  • Support for the infected and the most vulnerable in society.
  • Local production of essential medical supplies
  • Support for our food value chain, from producers to consumers, in the event of movement restrictions.
  • Projects focused on a particular African country, the African continent or the world at large.

Deadline – Ongoing

For more information, visit CcHub Nigeria.

To apply, fill this form.

Frontier Tech seeks to support Rapidly Manufactured Ventilation Systems (RMVS) technology.

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, Frontier Tech is looking to emerging markets for Rapidly Manufactured Ventilation Systems (RMVS) to make sure hospitals have enough required equipment to treat people with respiratory problems. The winning technology will be adapted for manufacture and use in the UK through UCL’s Institute for Healthcare Engineering with GDI Hub, and will receive a licensing fee.

Benefits – The winning technologies will receive the following;

  • Global exposure and recognition
  • Support from a pop-up team of experts from University College London Institute of Healthcare Engineering to support technology to be manufactured
  • A fee per ventilator or spare parts for the ventilator
  • More benefits to be determined

Eligibility  – Must be an existing, proven technology that can be rapidly adapted to be built in the UK

Deadline – 24th March

For more information, visit Frontier Tech Call for Application

To apply, fill this form.

£5,000 grants from RSTMH for related research on COVID-19 

The aim of the small grants is to enable researchers and health professionals in relevant fields to undertake clinical or scientific research and/or fieldwork. Applications focused on the thematic areas listed in RSTMH’s five-year strategy are encouraged. They are also interested to see applications related to snakebite, mycetoma and other skin NTDs and other deep mycoses, co-morbidity and NCDs, coronavirus and emerging diseases.

Benefits – Funding of £5,000

Eligibility – Must be early career researchers and global health professionals in the field of tropical medicine or global health

Deadline – April 15

For more information, visit RSTMH Small Grants Call for Application.

To apply, fill this form.

MIIT SOLVE Challenges for Health Security and Pandemics

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the latest in a series of infectious disease emergencies, including cholera, Ebola, SARS, Chikungunya, HIV/AIDS, and influenza. In the near term, the world would need improved solutions for prevention, accurate detection, and rapid response to such diseases.

Benefits – Funding of $10,000

Eligibility – Solutions must be in the following categories

  • Tech innovations that can slow and track the spread of an emerging outbreak, for example by improving individual hygiene, developing low-cost rapid diagnostics, analyzing data that informs decision making, and providing tools that protect health workers.
  • Tech solutions that focus on preventative and mitigation measures that strengthen access to affordable primary healthcare systems, enhance disease surveillance systems, and improve healthcare supply chains

Deadline – June 18, 2020

For more information, visit SOLVE MIIT Challenge application page

To apply, fill this form.

Peace First Small Grants for young people on COVID-19 projects

Peace First is launching a rapid response grant process to help young people around the world lead projects that address community impacts of COVID-19, from providing meals to elderly neighbors to launching digital mental health campaigns to support youth feeling isolated.

Benefits – $250, mentorship, and project support to young people leading initiatives to address the secondary effects of COVID-19 in their communities.

Eligibility – Young people between the ages of 13-25, anywhere in the world,

Deadline – unspecified

For more information, visit the Peace First application page

To apply, fill this form.

Bridge for Billions incubation for COVID-19 response start-ups

The current situation requires the creation of high-impact and creative solutions that can be implemented globally to improve the lives of millions of people. And we believe in the power of entrepreneurship to change the world! We are launching a sponsored online incubation program to support early-stage founders to develop solutions that will improve people’s lives during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Benefits – One-time intensive online incubation program and opportunity to access seed funding

Eligibility – All early-stage founders with projects in the following areas; Digital Health, Work and Productivity, Entertainment and Sports, Food production and delivery, Transportation and Logistics, Well-being and Mental health, Social assistance, Education and Children,

Deadline – March 29, 2020

For more information, visit Bridge for Billions application page

To apply, fill this form.

P.S – At OHDI, we are available to provide application support and guidance towards these applications. If you are interested in applying for any of these opportunities, feel free to send us an email via


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