Learn more about new opportunities from Government, parliament and others to apply your research or expertise to inform Covid-19 policy.

UK Parliament Knowledge Exchange Unit Experts Database

Our friends at the UK Parliament Knowledge exchange unit are looking to pull together a database of experts to meet the demand for Covid-19 research expertise from parliamentarians. Click here to learn more and sign up:



Cabinet Office COVID-19 Outbreak Expert Database

The Cabinet Office Open Innovation Team has created a COVID-19 Outbreak Expert Database and is seeking registration from individuals with expertise relating to COVID-19, or it's impacts in the fields of health, welfare, employment, education and other key areas.

Parliament and Parliamentarians use these insights to help carry out their function effectively; that is to say, to represent the people, scrutinise the Government, debate important and pressing issues, and pass legislation.

To speed up the process of Parliament accessing relevant research expertise those with expertise relating to the COVID-19 outbreak or its impacts are invited to sign up to the COVID-19 Outbreak Expert Database.

If you are interested in providing expert advice to the government  sign up now.

ESRC/UKRI: Get funding for ideas that address COVID-19

UKRI is inviting proposals for short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Funding will be available for 18 months for proposals which meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • New research or innovation with a clear impact pathway that has the potential (within the period of the grant) to deliver a significant contribution to the understanding of, and response to, the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts.
  • Supports the manufacture and/or wide-scale adoption of an intervention with significant potential.
  • Gathers critical data and resources quickly for future research use

Find out more and apply

Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology seeks experts for COVID-19 survey

POST is currently seeking experts to participate in a survey to help inform its work on COVID-19. The survey aims to collect experts' feedback on what they perceive as the short, medium and long term issues and concerns relating to the pandemic and its impacts.

Take the survey

Campaign for Social Science Research Project

The campaign (part of the Academy of Social Sciences) is inviting social sciences researchers to share details of any of their work that increases understanding of how to tackle Covid-19 – for a new online platform and report.

If you are interested in taking part, please let us know via info@psa.ac.uk


Covid-19 initiative

The purpose is to showcase the social sciences contributions, and to underline the importance of social science expertise being recognised and used as the government seeks to understand and mitigate the impacts of Covid-19 on people, society and the economy. It's early days in the project; as a resource this ‘hub’ will grow over the coming weeks and months and we’ll be adding some online events too.

We would like our members to be aware of the invitation to take a look at the pages Bringing together the social science response to covid19 and hub of hubs social sciences responding to covid19.