COVID-19 Research Programme Our new research programme seeks to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in two distinct areas.

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This programme is closed for applications.

  • Funding of between £100–£200k is available for projects seeking to understand the impact of COVID-19 in the UK. 
  • The programme has two main areas of focus; service change in the health and social care system and health inequalities. 
  • This programme is now closed for applications.

The Health Foundation has launched a new research programme, which seeks to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in two distinct areas. This programme aligns with our strategic priorities and complements the existing research funding landscape.  

We’re prioritising funding for UK-focused projects that explore:  

  • how health and social care service delivery has changed in light of COVID-19 
  • the impact of COVID-19 on health inequalities and the wider determinants of health.  

We are inviting projects to apply for funding of between £100k–£200k per project for a duration of up to 12 months (including set-up time).   

We will fund highly applied research that has direct relevance to policy and practice and we welcome applications from multidisciplinary teams combining expertise from a broad range of disciplines. 

We want the findings of this research to inform policy and/or service delivery decisions about the future of health and care services, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   

Applications involving patients, the public and people with lived experience are strongly encouraged.     

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