Let’s break barriers to fight Covid-19 together

Financing Opportunities

The Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in cooperation with the NWO initiated a EUR 27 million budget to support (scientific) research in relation to COVID-19 and the potential implications of this pandemic.

In short, the program has three focus areas:

  • Predictive diagnostics and treatment
    Therapy; Diagnosis of contamination; Risk analysis and forecasting; Virus, immunity, immune response and pathogenesis
  • Care and prevention
    Organisation of care and prevention, care and prevention for vulnerable citizens; Transmission and epidemiology
  • Societal dynamics
    Especially in the first two focus areas there is a potential link with research being / or to be conducted by your venture in cooperation with research organisations / (Academic) hospitals.


Per project a maximum of EUR 500,000 can be awarded for a maximum project duration of 24 months.

The deadline to submit project ideas for this application round is approaching rapidly: Thursday 14th May 2020 at 14:00.

Please find below some relevant links to the program, background, requirements and process.

Relevant links: