Evaluation process of the call on Fight Against COVID-19 has been completed.

In the fight against COVID-19, within the scope of TUBITAK funding programs, it is aimed to develop products that can be used in the diagnosis and treatment of new types of coronavirus and to develop effective protective products in the prevention of diseases and to fund R&D projects for applications related to support processes. Accordingly, in addition to the existing funds of TÜBİTAK, a special and rapid "Call to Fight COVID-19" was opened and 446 applications were received in a 1-week period.

Within the scope of the call, the evaluation processes of the project applications including the protective products used in the diagnosis and treatment of the new type of coronavirus, the diagnostic kits doing fast and reliable measurements, the drugs, devices, software, and the application of patient follow-up that can be used in treatment have been completed.

The referee visits and Advisory / Group Executive Board meetings on the evaluation process were held online, enabling all applications to be evaluated in less than two weeks.

Within the scope of our output and impact-oriented process management, it is aimed to produce the proposed project outputs in a short time following the R&D activities and put them into practice and to get fast and effective results in the fight against the epidemic. Therefore, the projects have been evaluated more comprehensively with the evaluations made by 552 referees and the evaluations of 18 Advisory / Group Executive Boards, as well as the opinions of expert users to identify urgent needs.

As a result of these evaluations, 35 projects on intensive care devices, diagnosis, mask, medicine, disinfection, other PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), informatics applications, and vaccination have been confirmed to be funded with a budget of 13.4 million TL to fight against the epidemic.

The project numbers of the funded projects are listed below in ascending order.

7200367

7200387

7200390

7200401

7200424

7200432

7200457

7200469

7200481

7200482

7200483

7200484

7200487

7200509

7200519

7200521

7200539

7200541

7200542

7200556

7200559

7200575

7200599

7200633

7200639

7200649

7200668

7200675

7200691

7200700

7200715

7200724

7200736

7200774

7200785