Azim Premji University Covid 19 Funding

CfP: Covid-19 Research Funding Programme 2020 by Azim Premji University, Bangalore [Grants upto Rs 20L]: Submit by Sep 5

About the Programme

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented challenges for India, with wide ranging consequences for health and wellbeing. Azim Premji University invites rigorous, focused proposals for research on COVID-19 in the Indian context.

The University seek proposals that will provide focused, concrete results and insights to directly inform the design of actions, and responses in the near-term. Successful proposals will provide transferrable insights into actions and impacts, as well as into the processes and best-practices that have proved useful in responding to the crisis. Purely clinical or medical studies are outside the scope of this research funding.

  • Studies on effectiveness of various processes and interventions in reducing fatality
  • Studies of Asha workers, Anganwadi workers, ANMs, and other frontline health workers
  • Studies on the public health system
  • Role of community in delivery of health services during the COVID-19 crisis
  • Barriers and approaches to scaling up of action
  • Efforts to provide universal protection
  • Role of technology and data analysis

Interested applicants should submit their proposal online and upload documents mentioned below as a single pdf file:

  • Proposal of not more than 3 pages
  • Budget breakdown
  • Anticipated timeline
  • CV of all investigators
Important dates
Last date for submission of proposalSept 5, 2020
Announcement of award of fundingSept 19, 2020
Projects start dateOct 1, 2020
Submission of project reportDec 31, 2020

Funding ranging from INR 5-20 lakhs, with an outer time limit of 3 months.


Email: covidresearch[at]

Covid-19 Research Funding Programme 2020 by Azim Premji University.


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