The European Commission is set to launch a second Emergency Call on COVID-19 under the Horizon 2020 programme with a total indicative budget of €120 million.

Similar to the first Emergency Call in February, the procedure will again be expedited. The call is expected to be published on May 14th and the deadline for the full-length proposals expected for June 11th.

Expected topics of the call are:

– Social and economic impacts of the outbreak response and mental health
– Pan-European cohorts united against the pandemic
– Repurposing of manufacturing for vital medical supplies and equipment
– Medical technologies, Digital tools, AI analytics

Unfortunately a draft of the full call text is not yet available. As soon as this becomes available, we will of course share this information.

EIBIR continues to offer its expertise in proposal preparation and project management free-of-charge to everyone applying for COVID-19 research funding – this offer extends to basic and applied research, as well as clinical studies. Furthermore, we have compiled an always up-to-date list of open access COVID-19 datasets for teaching, training and/or research (depending on license).