The COUNTDOWN COVID-19 Rapid Research Fellowship fund has been established to support the generation of innovative research on NTDs and COVID-19, to inform the current outbreak response and preparedness for future outbreaks. The fellowship funding was open to applications which respond to COUNTDOWN’s overarching research questions and COVID-19 research. In June, COUNTDOWN released a call for COVID-19 rapid research fellowships. The call was open to any individuals or research teams from one COUNTDOWN partner organisation or from multiple partner organisations conducting cross-country studies.
In July, five fellowships were awarded- details of successful projects are attached. It is planned that all five rapid research projects will complete data collection and analysis by the end of 2020.