Innovative research awarded funding in COVID-19 Programme

17 July 2020

Within the COVID-19 Programme, a total of 40 projects have now been awarded funding. In addition, 12 more projects will receive funding after additional administrative steps. In this programme, research will start that focuses on the effects of the measures against the coronavirus pandemic. With this funding, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, together with ZonMw and the Dutch Research Council (NWO), is focusing on the rapid introduction of innovative measures that emerge from these projects.

The COVID-19 Programme has three focus areas. Different projects are awarded in the areas 1 ‘Predictive diagnostics and treatment’ and area 2 ‘Care and prevention’. The third area ‘Societal dynamics’ will be awarded end of August. All projects will start in September 2020. The COVID-19 Programme has been funded by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and NWO. For this action and research programme a total of 40 million euros has been made available for grants for practice and research projects.

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