The deadline for a call for proposals for projects on research to combat the COVID-19 pandemic was June 16. The call is a collaborative effort between research funders from the Nordic countries, Estonia and Latvia.
Based on an initiative from the deans of the Nordic medical schools, the Joint Committee of the Nordic Medical Research Councils (NOS-M) has decided to fund a Nordic online course for medical students in personalised medicine.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is generating a widespread need for new knowledge relating to the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Four new collaborative projects will now use health data to learn more about the virus.
A total of 28 grant applications were submitted under the call entitled “Nordic societal security in light of the emerging global and regional trends”. Four of the projects have now been granted funding from a total budget of NOK 44 million.
There is a great need for new knowledge about vaccines, methods of treatment and the different ways in which the Nordic countries are tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. The Nordic region is now launching new initiatives to enhance research collaboration and prepare the region for any future pandemic.