See also the Swedish website for more detailed information

You can also download a pdf with international funding possibilites for COVID-19 research.

COVID international information (265 Kb)

Swedish Research Council

The Swedish Research Council will receive 100 million SEK extra in the spring budget to support research on COVID-19. In addition to the Government’s initiative, the Swedish Research Council will strengthen basic virus research with 100 million SEK over the years 2020–2024.

The Wallenberg foundations

The Wallenberg Foundations will grant an extension of the allocation period for grants granted that may be delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This is applied for in a special order and will be assessed individually for each grant.

EU – Horizon 2020

Many deadlines postponed between a week or a couple of month. Read more on Funding & Tenders Portal. The portal also have a FAQ regarding the outbreak.

COST open call postponed 6 months to 29 Otober 2020. Read more on the COST website.


Formas is closely following COVID-19 developments and is adapting to the circumstances at hand. Are goal is that the calls that offer funding from 2020 and onwards to be implemented as planned.

Science|Business Database: Coronavirus Funding Opportunities 

As a service to the global R&D community, Science|Business has compiled this database of funding opportunities. The database will be updated daily. 
Users are encouraged to contribute funding calls that could be incorporated into the database. Please email all suggestions to For rapid news about COVID-19, see the Science|Business live blog.