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Join UNSW to change the course of COVID-19

Explore UNSW’s two-part approach to tackle COVID-19: supporting our students in need and enabling lifesaving, rapid response research

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Enabling lifesaving, rapid response research

Enabling lifesaving, rapid response research

LIVESTREAM - What Do We Need To Discover About COVID-19?
Join an expert panel as they discuss what we need to discover or invent to make sure we are better equipped to face the future.

Tuesday 2 June, 12pm | Register now

We know that COVID-19 will transform society. UNSW researchers can determine the scope of this transformation, and create solutions that save lives and ensure we recover. 


Through this initiative, we'll provide discrete funding for pioneering research in 12 areas, from medical solutions to boost the immunity of vulnerable populations to initiatives that will build community resilience and recovery.

UNSW has considerable research capabilities spanning many intersecting areas, including law, social wellbeing, health systems, mental health, and beyond. We’ll harness this expertise to understand the widespread effects of COVID-19.

We've established the Rapid Response Research Fund to support critical research relating to COVID-19 – innovative research that will help policy-makers and other key decision-makers understand the full impacts of the pandemic and implement viable solutions.

Your support for innovative, priority research will speed lifesaving solutions and recovery across all areas of our lives.

The grants awarded to researchers are competitive, prioritising projects based on their capacity to deliver meaningful insights and solutions that will materially contribute to better outcomes for society.

The grants awarded to researchers are competitive, prioritising projects based on their capacity to deliver meaningful insights and solutions that will materially contribute to better outcomes for society.

They include:

Antibody therapy treatments to boost immunity and reduce the prevalence and severity of COVID-19
Point of care testing among disadvantaged and vulnerable populations in Australia
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Understanding transmission to guide public health responses to COVID-19
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Understanding why only some patients develop severe COVID-19 following infection with SARS-CoV-2
New COVID-19 national research register that will help determine health impacts over time
Rapid manufacturing technologies to meet demand for critical healthcare supplies and boost local industry
Point of care, rapid testing for COVID-19 using a handheld portable device
Evaluating Australia’s responses to domestic and family violence during the pandemic
New disinfection systems to provide protection against infection in hospitals and public settings
Alcohol policy and the pandemic: reducing alcohol-related harm
COVID-19: understanding the sex and gender dimensions on women’s health and wellbeing
Tracking the social, cognitive and mental health impacts of COVID-19 from the womb to old age

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