Closing date

In response to this pandemic and in the absence of treatments and preventative vaccines, the BRICS STI Framework Programme, is launching a call for multilateral basic, applied and innovation research projects in an effort to facilitate cooperation among the researchers and institutions in the five BRICS countries.

Proposals in the following five thematic areas will be considered:

  1. Research and development of new technologies/tools for diagnosing COVID-19; 
  2. Research and development of COVID-19 vaccines and drugs, including repurposing of available vaccines and drugs;
  3. Genomic sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 and studies on the epidemiology and mathematical modelling of the COVID-19 pandemic;
  4. AI, ICT and HPC oriented research for COVID-19 drugs design, vaccine development, treatment, clinical trials and public health infrastructures and systems; and
  5. Epidemiological studies and clinical trials to evaluate the overlap of SARS-CoV-2 and comorbidities, especially tuberculosis.

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