The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has launched a joint research call to fund ambitious and comprehensive research into the longer term physical and mental effects of COVID-19.
There is now increasing medical evidence showing that a small but significant minority of people who contract and survive COVID-19 report chronic symptoms ranging from breathlessness, chronic fatigue, 'brain fog', anxiety and stress for months after initially falling ill. These ongoing problems, commonly termed ‘Long COVID’, may be experienced by patients regardless of how severe their COVID-19 infection was and irrespective of whether they were hospitalised.
This new joint research call of up to £20m, will fund research into understanding, mitigating and addressing the longer term, physical and mental health effects, of COVID-19 in non-hospitalised individuals.
Projects are expected to start early in 2021 and may be funded for up to 3 years in the first instance.
To apply, click on the link below.