Bristol announces the first of many new research projects to tackle COVID-19
Press release issued: 8 April 2020
Diagnostic research to increase the UK's testing capacity, new vaccine targets, understanding more about people who are asymptomatic, and digital support for people with diabetes, are some of the new projects announced by the University of Bristol today that will undertake vital COVID-19 research to tackle the global health crisis.
The 25 research projects are the first to be announced from the recent Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Rapid Response Funding Call (COVID-19).
Additional projects, from the rolling funding call, will be announced by the Institute in the coming weeks, demonstrating the University’s ability to expand its research to address this vital area.
The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute-funded research projects include 2 projects in the School for Policy Studies:
Dr Emma Williamson; The Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on domestic violence and abuse (DVA) in England;
Professor Karen West: Virtual compassionate communities for extraordinary circumstances.
The full list of current Elizabeth Blackwell Institute funded projects is available to view on the website.
If you are a University of Bristol researcher and interested in applying to the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Rapid Response Call (COVID-19) more details are available on the EBI website.
The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Rapid Response Call (COVID-19) funding call is supported by:
- The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute's Institutional Strategic Support Fund from the Wellcome Trust;
- Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funding;
- The Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO) with support from the University’s alumni and friends;
- Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).