COVID-19 Emergency Call for Proposals: Collaborative and Knowledge-building Projects for the Fight Against Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

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You can call the Research Council of Norway help desk +47 22 03 72 00 if you need help with filling out and submitting the application. The help desk will be open on Friday 27.3 between 11.00- 14.00, Monday 30.3 between kl 09-14, and Thursday 31.3 between 08.00-13.00

New information regarding the COVID-19 Emergency Call

On top of the amount of funding available for the call for proposals (NOK 30 mill), additional NOK 20 mill from the development aid budget will be made available for project proposals within the thematic area that addresses and have direct relevance for low income countries as defined in the OECD DAC list.

We are furthermore exploring other opportunities to increase the financial amount available for this call. This includes dialogs with the Ministries as well as other financing organizations

In order to be eligible to apply to this call for proposals, you must have submitted a project outline to the deadline 16 march 2020. You will find a list of the research organisations who are eligible to apply here

You can find the call for project outlines here (the call is completed and we wil not accept new project outlines).

Please note that the project description can be a maximum of 11 pages. The template previously said not to exceed 10 pages, but this has now been changed.


On 31 December 2019, the local authorities of Wuhan (China), reported a cluster of pneumonia cases which turned out to be caused by a novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). By March 2020 the virus has already spread in over 80 countries outside China. On 30 January 2020 the WHO declared the recent COVID-19 outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

With this call for proposals we wish to contribute to the global response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Our aim is to support research that will enable us to understand and contain the new COVID-19, as well as to improve efficient patient management and public health (national and international) preparedness and response to the current and analogous outbreaks that may come in the future.

Important dates

12 Mar 2020

Date call is made active

31 Mar 2020

Application submission deadline

01 Jul 2020

Latest permitted project start

30 Jun 2022

Latest permitted project completion

Important dates

About the results of the application assessment process

Total amount sought
NOK 339 000 000
Amount awarded
NOK 130 000 000
Total number of applications
Number of approved applications

Approved applications

Project number
Project title
312780Norwegian SARS-CoV-2 study – Virological, clinical and immunological characterisation of inpatients during the COVID-19 outbreakUNIVERSITETET I OSLO
312779Perceived Risk and Precautions during a Pandemic OutbreakUNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
312776Information Systems for Emergency Diseases Emergency Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic – supporting global and national surveillanceInstitutt for informatikk
312773COvid19 Network Technology based Responsive ActionUNIVERSITETET I AGDER
312770The Smartphone Pandemic: Mobile technologies and data in the COVID-19 response (SMARTPREP)Senter for utvikling og miljø (SUM)
312769Corona-undersøkelsen i Trøndelag: Risk stratification of severe COVID-19 infection in children and adults (CUT COVID-19)ST. OLAVS HOSPITAL HF
312768SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 in women and their young infants in Kampala, UgandaUNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
312767Fighting pandemics with enhanced risk communication: Messages, compliance and vulnerability during the COVID-19 outbreakUNIVERSITETET I STAVANGER
312763Technologies for Monitoring COVID-19 Epidemiological DevelopmentNORCE Teknologi/Energi AGDER
312760COVID communication: Fighting a pandemic through translating scienceUNIVERSITETET I STAVANGER
312759Emotional Contagion (EmotiCon): Predicting and preventing the spread of misinformation, stigma, and anxiety during a pandemicNORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS AVD KRISTIANSAND UNIVERSITETSVEIEN
312757COVID-19 Public Response and Rapid-Cycle Re-Implementation of ActivitiesInstitutt for helse og samfunn
312753Cohort study of COVID-19 Nested within an RCT of Patients with Community Acquired Pneumonia: Disease severity, Management, and OutcomesUNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
312751COVIDOSE: Determining infectious dose for SARS-CoV-2 and assessing contact/proximity riskInstitutt for biovitenskap
312750Stress responses and health complaints in hospital personnel during the Covid-19 pandemicNASJONALT KUNNSKAPSSENTER OM VOLD OG TRAUMATISK STRESS AS
312748Digital Infrastructure for Robust and Scalable Patient Monitoring in Pandemic Response SituationsUniversity of Agder
312740COVID-19 Seasonality: The effect of environmental variation on the spatio-temporal dynamics at national, regional and global scalesInstitutt for biovitenskap
312737COVID-19 infection in healthcare workers and the general populationUNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
312731Pandemic Rhetoric, Trust and Social Media: Risk Communication Strategies and Public Reactions in a Changing Media Landscape (PAR-TS)Institutt for medier og kommunikasjon
312730Monitoring the actual population prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Norway to model and predict the current and future epidemicUNIVERSITETET I TROMSØ - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
312724COVID-19 outbreak in Norway - Epidemiology, health care utilization and primary care management (CONOPRI)NORCE Samfunn/Helse VESTLAND
312721COVID-19 in Norway: A real-time analytical pipeline for preparedness, planning and response during the COVID-19 pandemic in NorwayFOLKEHELSEINSTITUTTET
312717CovidNor - Experiences of patients and primary health care professionals during the COVID-19 epidemic in NorwayInstitutt for helse og samfunn
312716Early COVID-19 wave in Norway: Social inequality in morbidity, compliance to non-pharmaceutical interventions and labour marked consequencesOSLOMET - STORBYUNIVERSITETET
312712Survival rates and long-term outcomes for patients with COVID-19 admitted to Norwegian ICUsOslo Universitetssykehus
312707EU-COVID-19 - a multinational registry-based linkage study with focus on risk and protective factors, clinical outcomes and mental health.UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
312693Defining the immune cells that correlate with fatal acute lung injury in COVID-19 and in two clinical trials for severe diseaseOSLO UNIVERSITETSSYKEHUS HF
312688Detection and temporal monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 in Norwegian hospitals and other high transmission risk environments (NorCoV2)FORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUTT
312683Drivers of public responses toward Coronavirus outbreak and implications of social dynamics (COSD)HØGSKULEN PÅ VESTLANDET