New National Research Programme launched: COVID-19 in Society

The Federal Council has mandated the SNSF to implement the new National Research Programme "COVID-19 in Society" (NRP 80). The programme aims to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, politics and society.

​The National Research Programme "COVID-19 in Society" (NRP 80) aims to help manage current and future pandemics by analysing social processes during the pandemic from a social science perspective. NRP 80 thus complements NRP 78 "COVID-19", launched in 2020 to investigate primarily the biomedical and clinical aspects, as well as the special call for research on coronaviruses launched by the SNSF.

The next step will involve setting up a steering committee to work out the details of project submission. The call is scheduled for early autumn 2021.