Corona: fast-track data

NWO and the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) facilitate research funding for researchers who are able to make a meaningful contribution based on their expertise. This call for proposals focuses on research to be conducted now, i.e. at the height of the corona crisis, and specifically research into issues, other than medical and healthcare issues, that arise in society during the crisis.

8 April 2020

Call closed; grant ceiling reached

NWO has now received so many applications for this call that all of the available budget will be used. This call has therefore been closed.


Besides the possibility of conducting research under their regular funding instruments, NWO and ZonMw make funding available for:

  • research to provide knowledge that is needed now, at the height of the corona crisis, or research that can only be conducted during the crisis, and
  • research to provide knowledge that is or might become relevant in the course of the pandemic: research that can be conducted in the slightly longer term (and for which NWO will issue a special call at a later date).

Many data monitoring and data analysis projects are already in progress to gather essential information that can only be collected now. This call is intended to support these existing projects, but grants may also be requested for projects that have yet to begin.

ZonMw has made funding available for research into creative solutions required for practical technological issues in healthcare, including hospital care. Examples include research into medical devices and solutions that help to deliver the right care and support for vulnerable groups, their careers and health professionals.


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