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Rapid Response Innovation Fund

Queen’s University Belfast has responded significantly in the face of COVID-19, and you can read all about the work being undertaken to fight the virus here.

Since the virus began to affect Northern Ireland and Queen’s University Belfast, generous philanthropic donations have enabled the University to respond rapidly and innovatively with priorities changing week by week.

Thanks to philanthropy we have been able to:

  • Support the production of PPE within Engineering and Pharmacy for the NHS
  • Fund Phase 1 of a research project looking into the effects of COVID-19 on children
  • Provide students remaining in on-campus accommodation with a hot meal over the Easter weekend (Over the Easter and May Bank Holiday weekends)
  • Provide shopping vouchers and book grants for students experiencing hardship
  • Launch a campaign to support research into the rehabilitation needs of thousands of people leaving critical care in hospital (the current priority of the Rapid Response Innovation Fund)

This has been achieved through donations large and small from staff, students, graduates, friends of the University and corporates. This includes, £28,000 of legacy gifts, donated recently through gifts in wills from alumni and friends, that have been directed to support the fund. We’ve even had local musicians record a song with the aim of thanking the NHS and raising funds for QUB through #BrokenLandNHS. 

A huge thank you to everyone who has donated so far.

We invite you to join those who have already supported the Queen’s University Belfast community as we face the challenges of COVID-19 together.

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