COVID-19: Research Support

We are seeking to understand, illuminate and offer solutions to the challenges created by COVID-19. With an aim to identify the role of business in addressing these challenges and a focus on the implications and actions for those in developing countries.

We are offering a number of grants to members of the LBS academic community for new research on issues related to the current crisis.  The proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis, with no deadline for submitting proposals. We will prioritise proposals that are solutions-oriented and able to produce an output in a relatively short time frame.  

If you are interested in applying, please complete the application form and send it to Trias Kolokitha-Schmitz, PhD, Research Manager,Wheeler Institute for Business and Development (

We are seeking to share and illuminate expertise in our community.  If you are interested in being involved in this, or have research or expertise that you feel is relevant, please contact Amelia Whitelaw, Executive Director, Wheeler Institute for Business and Development ( 

The Wheeler Institute supports research that applies business insights to address the world’s most pressing challenges and we are delighted to highlight our researchers in our ‘Business research for impact’ brochure.  

For more information about COVID-19 and its impact on developing countries, view our new series.  

Other research support from the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development

We support research that can have a ‘real world’ impact. In addition to our COVID-19 research support we also welcome research proposals biannually from the LBS academic community related to business and development, with a particular emphasis on research in the developing world. Learn more.

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