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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.

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


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.

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 no.
Project title
312780UNIVERSITETET I OSLONorwegian SARS-CoV-2 study – Virological, clinical and immunological characterisation of inpatients during the COVID-19 outbreakN/AN/A22.06.2021
312779UNIVERSITETET I BERGENPerceived Risk and Precautions during a Pandemic OutbreakN/AN/A22.06.2021
312776Institutt for informatikkInformation Systems for Emergency Diseases Emergency Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic – supporting global and national surveillanceN/AN/A22.06.2021
312773UNIVERSITETET I AGDERCOvid19 Network Technology based Responsive ActionN/AN/A22.06.2021
312770Senter for utvikling og miljø (SUM)The Smartphone Pandemic: Mobile technologies and data in the COVID-19 response (SMARTPREP)N/AN/A22.06.2021
312769ST. OLAVS HOSPITAL HFCorona-undersøkelsen i Trøndelag: Risk stratification of severe COVID-19 infection in children and adults (CUT COVID-19)N/AN/A22.06.2021
312768UNIVERSITETET I BERGENSARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 in women and their young infants in Kampala, UgandaN/AN/A22.06.2021
312767UNIVERSITETET I STAVANGERFighting pandemics with enhanced risk communication: Messages, compliance and vulnerability during the COVID-19 outbreakN/AN/A22.06.2021
312763NORCE Teknologi/Energi AGDERTechnologies for Monitoring COVID-19 Epidemiological DevelopmentN/AN/A22.06.2021
312760UNIVERSITETET I STAVANGERCOVID communication: Fighting a pandemic through translating scienceN/AN/A22.06.2021
312759NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS AVD KRISTIANSAND UNIVERSITETSVEIENEmotional Contagion (EmotiCon): Predicting and preventing the spread of misinformation, stigma, and anxiety during a pandemicN/AN/A22.06.2021
312757Institutt for helse og samfunnCOVID-19 Public Response and Rapid-Cycle Re-Implementation of ActivitiesN/AN/A22.06.2021
312753UNIVERSITETET I BERGENCohort study of COVID-19 Nested within an RCT of Patients with Community Acquired Pneumonia: Disease severity, Management, and OutcomesN/AN/A22.06.2021
312751Institutt for biovitenskapCOVIDOSE: Determining infectious dose for SARS-CoV-2 and assessing contact/proximity riskN/AN/A22.06.2021
312750NASJONALT KUNNSKAPSSENTER OM VOLD OG TRAUMATISK STRESS ASStress responses and health complaints in hospital personnel during the Covid-19 pandemicN/AN/A22.06.2021
312748University of AgderDigital Infrastructure for Robust and Scalable Patient Monitoring in Pandemic Response SituationsN/AN/A22.06.2021
312740Institutt for biovitenskapCOVID-19 Seasonality: The effect of environmental variation on the spatio-temporal dynamics at national, regional and global scalesN/AN/A22.06.2021
312737UNIVERSITETET I BERGENCOVID-19 infection in healthcare workers and the general populationN/AN/A22.06.2021
312731Institutt for medier og kommunikasjonPandemic Rhetoric, Trust and Social Media: Risk Communication Strategies and Public Reactions in a Changing Media Landscape (PAR-TS)N/AN/A22.06.2021
312730UNIVERSITETET I TROMSØ - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITETMonitoring the actual population prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Norway to model and predict the current and future epidemicN/AN/A22.06.2021
312724NORCE Samfunn/Helse VESTLANDCOVID-19 outbreak in Norway - Epidemiology, health care utilization and primary care management (CONOPRI)N/AN/A22.06.2021
312721FOLKEHELSEINSTITUTTETCOVID-19 in Norway: A real-time analytical pipeline for preparedness, planning and response during the COVID-19 pandemic in NorwayN/AN/A22.06.2021
312717Institutt for helse og samfunnCovidNor - Experiences of patients and primary health care professionals during the COVID-19 epidemic in NorwayN/AN/A22.06.2021
312716OSLOMET - STORBYUNIVERSITETETEarly COVID-19 wave in Norway: Social inequality in morbidity, compliance to non-pharmaceutical interventions and labour marked consequencesN/AN/A22.06.2021
312715STIFTELSEN HANDELSHØYSKOLEN BICOVID-19 Supply Chain Task ForceN/AN/A22.06.2021
312712Oslo UniversitetssykehusSurvival rates and long-term outcomes for patients with COVID-19 admitted to Norwegian ICUsN/AN/A22.06.2021
312707UNIVERSITETET I OSLOEU-COVID-19 - a multinational registry-based linkage study with focus on risk and protective factors, clinical outcomes and mental health.N/AN/A22.06.2021
312693OSLO UNIVERSITETSSYKEHUS HFDefining the immune cells that correlate with fatal acute lung injury in COVID-19 and in two clinical trials for severe diseaseN/AN/A22.06.2021
312688FORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUTTDetection and temporal monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 in Norwegian hospitals and other high transmission risk environments (NorCoV2)N/AN/A22.06.2021
312683HØGSKULEN PÅ VESTLANDETDrivers of public responses toward Coronavirus outbreak and implications of social dynamics (COSD)N/AN/A22.06.2021

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