Swedish Research Council responses to COVID-19

Here is a summary of what the Swedish Research Council is doing and has done to date to support research into the coronavirus and COVID-19.

The funding comes from various Government initiatives relating to coronavirus research. The Swedish Research Council has also set aside further funding to strenghten areas such as basic virus research.

Funding of research

Research infrastructure

Clinical studies



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