UNCOVER | Applied Evidence Synthesis

Funding and Partnerships

UNCOVER's work on COVID-19 has been possible due to a number of short-term funding awards during 2020 and 2021, as well as partnerships with decision-making bodies who value our work.

Wellcome's Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF3)

UNCOVER was awarded an ISSF3 grant in 2020, which has provided core funding to support UNCOVER's work producing public health evidence syntheses and maintaining our Register of Reviews. 

Data-Driven Innovation Programme (DDI)

UNCOVER was awarded short-term funding from DDI in 2020,  to stabilise the project in its early weeks, and provide a solid foundation for further growth and longer-term planning. Funding  was agreed for research and administrative support, publishing and communications, and technical support, with the specific aims of: 

  • Continuing to provide public health evidence reviews to inform the response to the COVID-19 pandemic; 
  • Ensuring that reviews are robust and of good quality; and  
  • Ensuring there is staff and student capacity to conduct reviews within appropriate timeframes. 

Principal's Teaching Award Scheme (PTAS)

UNCOVER was awarded a PTAS grant in January 2021, focused on developing UNCOVER's staff-student working model. The grant had two main aims:

To explore how we can integrate UNCOVER’s working model with dissertations and projects by piloting approaches within relevant undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and

To work together with students to identify desired skills and attributes, and to co-create a development pathway for current and new students who become involved with UNCOVER.

Find out more about UNCOVER's PTAS project on our dedicated page.

Data-Driven Innovation Programme (DDI)

UNCOVER was awarded additional short-term funding from DDI in April 2021. This enabled UNCOVER's first internship scheme to be set up, creating opportunities for our most experienced student volunteers to take their skills to another level as reviewers, mentors and project coordinators, and enabling UNCOVER to pilot working relationships with external partners.

Find out more about UNCOVER's first internship scheme on our dedicated page.

World Health Organisation

UNCOVER is currently commissioned by the World Health Organisation to produce a living review on the relationship between COVID-19, influenza and RSV.