> European Commission Horizon 2020

The European Commission has several calls for proposals for projects with innovative solutions to tackle the Coronavirus outbreak through Horizon 2020, the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness.

> Sam Altman

Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI has offered to fund startups or projects working on the Coronavirus, especially those producing ventilators or masks/gowns very quickly, screening existing drugs for effectiveness, working on novel approaches to vaccines and novel therapeutics. He asks that you email him directly.

> SciLifeLab

SciLifeLab welcomes proposals from researchers nationwide with the hope to create a comprehensive program to combat the coronavirus pandemic, short- or medium-term, directly or indirectly via scientific approaches. They welcome proposals for i) coordination of samples, studies and data, ii) technology development and iii) research projects.

> European Open Science Cloud Secretariat

The EOSC Secretariat responds to the clear need for stakeholder engagement by introducing funding opportunities that will be fast-tracked at this challenging time.

> AFA Försäkring (AFA Insurance)

Within the framework of AFA Insurance's research areas, they welcome R&D projects to investigate how the ongoing spread of infection of Covid-19 affects working life, work environment, health and leadership.

> Fast Funding for COVID-19 Science

If you are a scientist at an academic institution currently working on a COVID-19 related project and in need of funding, we invite you to apply for a Fast Grant. Fast Grants are $10k to $500k and decisions are made in under 48 hours. If we approve the grant, you'll receive payment as quickly as your university can receive it.

How might businesses of all kinds rapidly adapt to support the immediate needs of the COVID-19 response, and enable a more just and resilient future?

The Booz Allen Foundation has established a $1 million Innovation Fund to help nonprofits, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, innovators at colleges and universities, and startups and small businesses harness the power of data, technology, and diverse intellectual capital to improve COVID-19 relief efforts and make a difference.

Other sources of funding

Research funding-bodies around the world are now mobilising in the fight against the new coronavirus. Grants Office at KI will continously keep you updated on new grant announcements and changed terms in ongoing funding as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Ex Libris Research Professional and Pivot® funding services are providing free access to a list of select funding opportunities related to combatting the coronavirus and COVID-19. By raising awareness of these resources, which are offered from a wide range of global funders, we hope to help researchers expand their scholarly efforts to understand and contend with this global pandemic.

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Opportunities for researchers to work on the coronavirus response.

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