COVID-19 Funding Opportunities
Keck School of Medicine
COVID-19 Federal Funding
Department of Commerce (DOC)
Department of Energy (DOE)
Department of State (DOS)
Department of State (DOS)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
COVID-19 Non-Federal Funding
American Lung Association
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP)
Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
COVID-19 Early Treatment Fund
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Paul Scherrer Institut
Stop the Spread
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
2/26 – The Keck School of Medicine COVID-19 research fund announces the second round of funding focused on research to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. In this round, the program will consider projects on any aspect of COVID-19 research but will place particular emphasis on the following, especially in combination: projects that leverage unique strengths of KSOM and USC, including our local communities, our health systems, our unique technical capabilities and our unique scientific expertise; projects that are relevant to vaccinations for COVID-19; projects related to novel diagnostic or therapeutic approaches, including consideration of viral mutability; projects focused on chronic COVID-19 complications; and/or projects that use the KSOM COVID 19 biorepository; projects that have the potential for rapid impact on the pandemic. Learn more at Keck COVID-19 Research Fund. Deadline: March 19, 2021.
COVID-19 Federal Funding
GrantForward has provided free access to a list of funding opportunities in the area of COVID-19 that will be updated on a daily basis at Grant COVID.
3/30 – National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites Manufacturing USA institutes to propose high-impact projects designed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more at NIST Manufacturing USA National emergency Assistance Program. Deadline: Rolling.
3/17 – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) encourages you to consider scientific questions that underpin COVID-19 response and that the research community may answer using DOE user facilities, computational resources, and enabling infrastructure. Learn more at DOE Seeking Input and Collaboration on Science and Technology Response to COVID-19. Deadline: Rolling.
08/09 – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency of Health Care Research and Quality is announcing a NOFO that will support new investigator-initiated research (IIR) grants focused on COVID-19. The full announcement is estimated to be posted on March 19, 2022. For more info, see this PDF: AHRQ COVID 19 NOFO.
8/05 – The U.S. Department of State, Office of Global Partnerships (E/GP) is pleased to announce the COVID-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund (Fund) Annual Program Statement (APS) that will be used make assistance awards. Learn more at COVID-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund. Deadline: May 28, 2021.
7/09 – Making Innovative Use of NASA Satellite Data to Address Environmental, Economic, and/or Societal Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more at Rapid Response and Novel Research in Earth Science. Deadline: Mar 29, 2021.
12/28/21 – This Notice of Special Interest is a re-issue of NOT-AR-21-012. The purpose of this Notice is to announce to potential applicants to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) an interest in research on the impact of COVID-19 as related to diseases and conditions within the NIAMS mission. Learn more at NOT-AR-22-012.
12/21/21 – This NOSI is intended to support projects that will employ existing and new clinical trial cohorts/observational cohorts to screen for co-infection, phenotype and collect biospecimens to answer questions about pediatric COVID-19 and respiratory viral co-infection and to encourage investigator-initiated applications for basic, translational and human subject research (not clinical trials) in this space. Learn more at NOT-HL-22-004.
12/21/21 – This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) highlights the need for research on strategies, and interventions to address vaccine hesitancy, uptake, and implementation among populations who experience health disparities in the US and its territories. Research is needed to understand and address misinformation, distrust, and hesitancy regarding uptake of vaccines (e.g., SARS-CoV-2, pneumococcal, influenza, hepatitis B, human papilloma virus (HPV)) among adults in the United States and territories, especially in populations at increased risk for morbidity and mortality due to long-standing systemic health and social inequities and chronic medical conditions. Learn more at NOT-MD-22-006.
12/17/21 – This notice is to inform the research community that the NIH intends to issue an FOA seeking applications that will identify and evaluate the ongoing and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing specifically on governmental (local, state, tribal, federal) policy and programmatic actions that address two specific social determinants of health: food/nutrition security and housing security. Applications are requested to examine how these food/nutrition and housing policies and programs aimed at lessening the effects of the pandemic impacted health and health equity in individuals, families, and communities from health disparity populations. Learn more at NOT-NR-22-004. Deadline: April 07, 2022.
10/22/21 – This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regards Flexibility Available to Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Affected by COVID-19. More info here: NOT-OD-22-007.
9/15 – This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) pertains to adverse HIV health outcomes stemming from COVID-19. More info here: NOT-HD-21-043.
9/15 – This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is meant to inform “potential applicants interested in any of the research areas of interest listed in NOT-AG-21-015” to “instead refer to NOT-MH-21-330 ‘Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Underserved and Vulnerable Populations.'” There is more info here: NOT-AG-21-061
9/15 – NIH has released a Notice of Interest regarding research opportunities to “end hunger, food, and nutrition security.” To quote: “Levels of hunger, worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, are increasing – fueled by a weak supply chain that restricts access of nutritious food to underserved populations.” More information is available here: NOT-OD-21-183
08/30 – NIH is Extending the Special Exception to the NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Post-Submission Material Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic: May 2022 Council. See more at NOT-OD-21-179.
8/30 – NIH is issuing a Clarification and Guidance for Applicants Preparing Applications for the Fall 2021 Due Dates During the COVID-19 Pandemic. More at NOT-OD-21-180.
08/30 – NIH released a Notice of Intent to Re-issue RFA-RM-21-022 – “Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity at Minority Serving Institutions (U01 Clinical Trial Allowed)” See more at NOT-RM-21-032.
08/30 – NIH released a Notice of Change of Award Type and further Clarifications to PAR-21-213 “Emergency Award: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research on COVID-19 Consortium (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)”. See more at NOT-AG-21-056.
08/30 – NIH released a Notice of Participation of NINR in PAR-21-213, “Urgent Award: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research on COVID-19 Consortium (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)”. See more at NOT-NR-21-007.
08/23 – NIH released a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Underserved and Vulnerable Populations. Learn more at NOT-MH-21-330.
07/02 – NIH released a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) for Promoting Vaccine Access, Acceptance and Uptake among Children, Adolescents, Pregnant and Lactating Women, and Persons with Disabilities. Learn more at NOT-HD-21-038.
07/02 – This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) addresses “Competitive Revision and Administrative Supplements to Existing NICHD HIV Grants and Cooperative Agreements to Understand HIV Health Impacts of COVID-19.” Learn more at NOT-HD-21-037
06/28 – This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) pertains to “HIV/AIDS in the Era of COVID-19: When Pandemics Collide.” Learn more at NOT-AI-21-057.
05/20 – NIDDK Notice of Continuation of Temporary Extension of Eligibility for the NIH Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) Award During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Learn more at NOT-DK-21-019. Deadline: See solicitation for details.
05/17 – This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to Encourage Administrative Supplement Applications to Investigate COVID-19 Vaccination and Menstruation (Admin Supp – Clinical Trial Optional). Learn more at NOT-HD-21-035. Deadline: June 18, 2021.
05/10 – This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) highlights the continued need for documenting COVID-19-related patient outcomes among medically underserved populations. Learn more at NOT-GM-21-050. Deadline: June 18, 2021.
4/29 – The goal of this program is to support the development of a compendium-type resource incorporating pediatric and perinatal COVID-19 registries, natural history, and other data to support the linkage of mother-infant pair data in COVID-19 positive mothers and to identify the short and longer-term outcomes in neonates and infants who are perinatally exposed to and/or test positive for SARS CoV-2. Learn more at RFA-FD-21-035. Deadline: May 21, 2021.
4/29 – The purpose of this Special Emphasis Notice (SEN) is to inform the research community of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) interest in receiving health services research grant applications that propose innovative and evidence-based interventions that advance the nation’s goal of achieving equity in the delivery of healthcare services including reducing disparities in quality of care, patient safety, healthcare utilization and access, and ultimately, health outcomes. Learn more at NOT-HS-21-014. Deadline: April 27, 2023.
4/27 – This notice is being issued for research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and risks for abuse and injury among vulnerable children and youth. Learn more at NOT-HD-21-026. Deadline: June 05, 2021.
4/26 – The purpose of this notice is to inform potential applicants to the Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN), about a special interest in applications focusing on COVID-19 animal diagnostics. Learn more at NOT-FD-21-014. Deadline: July 12, 2021.
4/13 – The NIH are issuing this NOSI in response to the declared public health emergency issued by the Secretary, HHS, for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). This NOSI provides an expedited funding mechanism to support Phase II of the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics – Underserved Populations (RADxSM-UP) initiative. These two-year Testing Research Projects will (1) expand the scope and reach of RADxSM-UP testing interventions to reduce COVID-19 disparities among underserved and vulnerable populations and (2) address scientific questions on interventions to increase access and uptake of COVID-19 testing given the increasing availability of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines. The funding for RADxSM-UP is provided from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Learn more at NOT-OD-21-103. Update: NOT-OD-21-125. Deadline: May 28, 2021.
4/9 – This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is being issued by the NIH Adherence Network through the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) with participation from multiple NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices. This NOSI calls for research grant applications that address patient adherence to treatment and prevention regimens to promote health outcomes, including COVID-related issues. Learn more at: NOT-OD-21-100. Deadline: June 8, 2024.
4/9 – The purpose of this FOA is to support interdisciplinary community-engaged research designed to reduce or eliminate infections and sepsis as causes of pregnancy- related or associated morbidity and mortality (PRAMM) in regions of the United States with high rates of maternal mortality. This includes the obstetric-related causes of sepsis include endometritis, wound infection after cesarean section or episiotomy, and abdominopelvic abscess. However, pregnant women are also at risk for worse outcomes from pregnancy associated bacterial and viral infections such as influenza, urinary tract infections, and now COVID-19. Learn more at: RFA-HD-21-033. Deadline: May 20, 2021.
4/9 – The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to fund P50 Centers dedicated to advancing a national telehealth research agenda focused on improving cancer-related care and outcomes across the cancer control continuum in a rapidly changing healthcare, policy, technology, and communication environment, including examining the rapid adoption of telehealth due to COVID-19. Learn more at: RFA-CA-21-029. Deadline: July 20, 2021.
4/9 – The purpose of this Cooperative Resource-Related Research Project FOA is to establish a coordinating center to support and develop research, dissemination, and various data sharing activities for social, behavioral, and economic research on COVID-19. Learn more at: RFA-AG-21-035. Deadline: June 9, 2021.
4/9 – The purpose of this FOA is to advance research on the impact of SARS-CoV-2 and associated mitigation efforts on individual, family, and community behavior and on how subsequent economic disruption affects health-related outcomes, with close attention to underserved and vulnerable populations. Learn more at: PAR-21-213. Deadline: June 9, 2021 and November 8, 2021.
4/2 – The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support applications that address the RESPOND pillar of the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE) initiative. Health systems need to adapt to more rapidly detect transmissions, identify outbreaks, and guide tailored decision-making, particularly as the epidemiology of HIV changes due to successful public health interventions or unanticipated care disruptions such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more at: RFA-AI-21-023. Deadline: July 31, 2021.
4/2 – NIMH is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight interest in research to understand the mental health impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on school-aged children, specifically ages 3 – 12. Learn more at: NOT-MH-21-225. Deadline: September 8, 2022.
3/29 – The focus of this NOSI is to inform the research community that the FIC is supporting administrative supplements (within the scope of parent award) to cover unanticipated costs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic or related mitigation efforts that could not be covered by re-budgeting existing funds. Learn more at NOT-TW-21-003. Deadline: May 15, 2021.
3/29 – The Fogarty International Center (FIC) requests applications for administrative supplements to existing FIC awards to support COVID-19-related research or mentored research projects on scientific questions unique to low- and middle-income countries. Applicants should only propose COVID-19-related research specific aims that can be accomplished during one year of administrative supplement support. Learn more at NOT-TW-21-004. Deadline: May 15, 2021.
3/19 – NINDS is interested in applications for supplements to human subjects awards administered by the NINDS to conduct research on the effects of COVID-19 on the development of, or disease progression in, Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (ADRDs). ADRDs include Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD), Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), Vascular contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID), and Mixed Etiology Dementias (MED). Learn more at NOT-NS-21-037. Deadline: May 6, 2021
03/10 – The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) announces the availability of administrative supplements for the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25) grantees to develop educational resources to address SARS-CoV-2 vaccine hesitancy. Learn more at NOT-GM-21-032. Deadline: April 30, 2021.
03/03 – The National Institute on Aging (NIA) announces its interest in basic and clinical mechanistic research on neurological and neurocognitive sequelae originating from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in aging and age-related neurodegeneration. Learn more at NOT-AG-21-016. Deadline: May 8, 2023.
03/03 – NIGMS is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for modeling research on SARS-CoV-2 and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Learn more at NOT-GM-21-019. Deadline: December 16, 2021.
03/03 – The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for projects that address the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. The Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program is uniquely qualified to contribute to these efforts by performing high-priority clinical studies and trials to test therapeutics for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Learn more at NOT-TR-21-022. Deadline: August 17, 2024.
03/01 – The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) announces the availability of urgent competitive revisions to support vaccine hesitancy research relevant to SARS-CoV-2. This NOSI is intended to provide funds for the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) (P20, P30, and U54) and Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) (S06) grantees to expand the scope of their active grants. Learn more at NOT-GM-21-021. Deadline: April 30, 2021.
02/10 – The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) inviting research applications to explore and develop telehealth methods and strategies for diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and population analysis in individuals living with HIV and Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Learn more at NOT-DA-21-019. Deadline: September 08, 2024.
02/04 – National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is interested in receiving research applications focusing on individuals with HIV who smoke or vape marijuana, tobacco, cocaine and/or methamphetamine to determine the long-term effects of their use among individuals with HIV and COVID-19. Learn more at NOT-DA-21-017. Deadline: September 08, 2024.
02/03 – Long-term neurocognitive aspects of COVID-19 are likely but still not fully understood. Thus, it is of major public health relevance to study the long-term neurocognitive consequences of the COVID-19, HIV and SUD’s syndemic, given the combined viral neurotropism of SARS-CoV-2, HIV-1, and the deleterious effects of SUDs in the brain. Learn more at NOT-DA-21-018. Deadline: September 08, 2024.
02/03 – The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is issuing this notice to highlight the urgent need for projects that address the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. The Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program is uniquely qualified to contribute to these efforts. Learn more at NOT-TR-21-017. Deadline: August 17, 2024
02/02 – Within existing constraints of available funding, NIH plans to support early career scientists whose career trajectories have been significantly affected by the pandemic. Therefore, NIH is providing an opportunity for recipients of NIH Fellowship (“F”) and NIH Career Development (“K”) awards who have been impacted by COVID-19 to request extensions. Learn more at NOT-OD-21-052.
01/26 – The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to encourage research studies focused on the physiological involvement of oral cavity and oral manifestations related to SARS-CoV-2 and/or Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Learn more at NOT-DE-21-001. Deadline: June 5, 2021.
01/26 – The purpose of this notice is to communicate NIDA’s interest in supporting research on the effects of smoking or vaping tobacco or marijuana on the risk of acquiring COVID-19 and the clinical course of the infection. This Notice is a reissuance of NOT-DA-20-084. Learn more at NOT-DA-21-011. Deadline: June 5, 2021.
01/05 – The purpose of this Notice is to announce to potential applicants to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) an interest in research on the impact of COVID-19 as related to diseases and conditions within the NIAMS mission. Learn more at NOT-AR-21-012. Deadline: November 19, 2021.
12/23 – The purpose of this Notice is to outline priorities for providing supplemental funding to investigators and institutions with active National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) awards that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more at NOT-MH-21-120. Deadline: June 02, 2023
12/18 – The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for projects that address the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. The Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program is uniquely qualified to contribute to these efforts. Learn more at NOT-TR-21-011. Deadline: June 02, 2021.
12/18 – This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) highlights the need for research strategies and interventions to address vaccine hesitancy, uptake, and implementation among populations who experience health disparities in the US.* Research is needed to understand and address misinformation, distrust, and hesitancy regarding vaccines (e.g., SARS-CoV-2, pneumococcal, influenza, hepatitis B, human papilloma virus (HPV), and herpes zoster) among adults in the United States and territories, especially in populations at increased risk for morbidity and mortality due to long-standing systemic health and social inequities and chronic medical conditions. The purpose of this NOSI is to solicit community-engaged research to: 1) evaluate intervention strategies (e.g., expand reach, access) to facilitate vaccination uptake in clinical and community contexts; and 2) address the barriers to increasing reach, access, and uptake of vaccinations among health disparity populations at high risk and likely to experience vaccine hesitancy. Learn more at NOT-MD-21-008. Deadline: January 8, 2022.
11/13 – NIAID is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the critical need to develop prophylactic vaccines able to provide broad and durable protection against coronaviruses (CoVs), especially SARS-CoV-2 and others with pandemic potential. Learn more at NOT-AI-21-002. Deadline: June 12, 2021.
10/27 – The purpose of this notice is to communicate NIDA’s (National Institute on Drug Abuse) interest in supporting research on the effects of smoking or vaping tobacco or marijuana on the risk of acquiring COVID-19 and the clinical course of the infection. Learn more at NOT-DA-20-084. Deadline: September 08, 2024.
9/29 – The purpose of this NOSI is to encourage applications in three areas related to the intersection of COVID-19, the associated mitigation actions, and rehabilitation. Research applications addressing these topics are considered responsive; not all topics are expected within the same application. Applications will be directed to the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) at NICHD. Learn more at NOT-HD-20-031. Deadline: May 08, 2023.
8/17 – The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support research on interventions to improve health in Native American (NA) populations. Existing data suggest that significant acute and chronic disease inequities exist for NA populations. Learn more at PAR-20-238. Deadline: May 17, 2021, May 17, 2022, May 17, 2023.
8/13 – The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest is to support investigative and collaborative research focused on developing and evaluating simulation modeling and systems science to understand and address minority health and health disparities. Learn more at NOT-MD-20-025. Deadline: May 08, 2023.
8/13 – This Notice of Special Interest encourages cooperative agreement applications for implementation of investigator-initiated high-risk clinical trials, as defined by NIAID in PAR-18-633 and NOT-AI-16-084, that will augment ongoing and planned clinical trials of therapeutic and vaccine candidates directed against SARS-CoV-2 to evaluate: SARS-CoV-2 candidate vaccines non-vaccine biomedical prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection and/or COVID-19 therapeutic approaches to treat COVID-19. Learn more at NOT-AI-20-065. Deadline: September 01, 2021.
8/05 – The purpose of this urgent funding opportunity announcement is to invite applications to repurpose existing therapeutic agents to treat Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) sequelae and associated complications that result from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections. The therapeutic agent must have already completed at least a Phase I clinical trial for a different indication, and not require additional regulatory studies for the new indication prior to starting a clinical trial. Learn more at RFA-TR-20-003. Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, beginning on August 6, 2020. All applications are due by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
7/17 – The purpose of this public health emergency funding opportunity is to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to directly support the needs of the NIAID’s vaccine and treatment clinical trials and clinical studies for COVID-19. This program will ensure that adequate protective equipment is available to directly assist in safely carrying out the clinical activities and direct interactions with the patients participating in the trial. Learn more at PAR-20-256. Deadline: Rolling basis, until July 08, 2021.
7/06 – NIAID is issuing a notice to highlight very specific and limited needs for Competitive Revision applications to active NIAID grants in order to further build the infrastructure that NIAID needs to support SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research response. This NOSI replaces NOT-AI-20-034 which was rescinded with this issuance of this Notice. Learn more at NOT-AI-20-059. Deadline: July 02, 2020 through July 02, 2021.
6/25 – NIH has issued a notice to highlight the urgent need for research on COVID-19 in individuals with Down syndrome in conjunction with the INCLUDE Project. The overarching goal of this NOSI is to improve understanding and treatment of COVID-19 infection in individuals with Down syndrome and reduce COVID-19 associated morbidity and mortality for this population, which may be disproportionately affected by, have higher infection rates of, and/or be at elevated risk for adverse outcomes from contracting the virus. Learn more at NOT-OD-20-129.
4/09 – National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to address the urgent need for mission-relevant research to understand the impact of environmental exposures on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and its causative agent, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-Cov-2). Learn more at NOT-ES-20-015. Deadline: May 4, 2021.
4/09 – National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) has issued a notice to highlight the urgent need for research on the impact of the novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic causing COVID-19 disease outbreaks and the resulting disruptions on individual and social wellbeing, health services use, and health outcomes for NIH-designated health disparity populations. Learn more at NOT-MD-20-019. Deadline: May 1, 2021.
4/09 – National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) has posted NOT-TR-20-016 and NOT-TR-20-017 to highlight the urgent need for research in the use of microphysiological systems or tissue chips in collecting and examining data on the risks and outcomes for COVID-19 infection, and advance the translation of research findings into diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines. Deadline: January 26, 2022.
4/02 – In order to rapidly improve understanding and available control measures for 2019-nCoV, National Institute on Aging (NIA) is encouraging the submission of applications for either Administrative Supplements (PA-18-591) or Competitive Revisions (PA-18-935) to active grants to address research areas of interest. Learn more at NOT-AG-20-022. Deadline: May 1, 2021.
3/24 – National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) has issued this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for research on the 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). NCATS is particularly interested in projects focusing on the use of informatics solutions to diagnose cases and the use of CTSA-supported core resources (e.g., advanced scientific instruments, highly-specialized facilities, and regulatory expertise) to facilitate research on COVID-19 and advance the translation of research findings into diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines. Learn more at NOT-TR-20-011. Deadline: July 10, 2021.
10/13 – The National Science Foundation is announcing the TAKING ACTION: COVID-19 DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION Challenge to U.S. non-profit Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs). IHEs are asked to submit entries that describe the systemic strategies that the institution has implemented, and/or will implement, to address the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM undergraduate and graduate education programs, postdoctoral training, and STEM academic careers. Entries will be judged by NSF and three cash winners in each of four categories will be made. Entries will be accepted via Challenge.gov. Deadline: from October 14, 2021 until December 30, 2021.
08/30 – The NSF Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention (PIPP) is holding two virtual office hours to answer questionsa bout the PIPP Phase 1: Development Grant (NSF 21-590_ solicitation (link in the post below this one). Office hours are Thursday, September 2nd, at 2:00pm EST and Friday, September 10th at 3:00pm EST. Please email email@example.com if you are interested in the Zoom link.
06/03 – This solicitation is for Development Grants as part of NSF’s new Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention (PIPP) initiative. This initiative focuses on fundamental research and capabilities needed to tackle grand challenges in infectious disease pandemics through prediction and prevention. NSF anticipates releasing a Phase II Center Grants solicitation around 2023. Note that submission or award of a Development Grant is not required to participate in the anticipated PIPP Phase II Center Grants competition. Learn more at NSF 21-590. Deadline: October 1, 2021.
04/20 – The purpose of this Dear Colleague Letter is to announce that the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (NSF/SBE) is participating in the Trans-Atlantic Platform Call for Proposals, Recovery, Renewal, and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World (T-AP RRR). T-AP RRR is a grant competition that will support international collaborative research projects that address key gaps in our understanding of the complex and dynamic societal effects of COVID-19. Learn more at NSF 21-074. Deadline: July 12, 2021.
07/17 – NSF has issued a notice to highlight the interest of existing programs in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) and the Directorate for Engineering (ENG) in interdisciplinary research for the development of novel biological platforms that are capable of sensing and responding to emerging infectious agents. The mechanism of sensing should be adaptable and or evolvable such that the sentinel cells, or other appropriate biotechnology solutions, are robust to a range of emergent threats, and/or can easily be reprogrammed and deployed once a new threat is identified. Learn more at NSF 20-105.
04/17 – NSF has issued a letter to researchers inviting proposals for rapid response research grants related to the virus. The letter welcomes studies to help understand COVID-19, inform and educate the public about virus transmission and prevention, and develop effective strategies for addressing this challenge at the local, state and national levels. Learn more at NSF 20-052. Deadline: Rolling.
COVID-19 Non-Federal Funding
GrantForward has provided free access to a list of funding opportunities in the area of COVID-19 that will be updated on a daily basis at Grant COVID. Candid has also provided free access to a list of funding opportunities in the area of COVID-19 that will be updated on a daily basis at Funding Opportunities.
04/20 – The American Lung Association is launching a $25M initiative to end COVID-19 and defend against future respiratory virus pandemics. Learn more at COVID-19 Action Initiative. Deadline: Rolling.
09/17 – As part its emergency grantmaking in the face of the global COVID-19 crisis, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced today the launch of a new Art Museum Futures Fund — an emergency grant program starting with nearly $24 million to be distributed to 12 midsized art museums across the nation. Learn more at Art Museum Futures Fund.
08/07 – Established Products: Evaluate potential clinical and non-clinical investigations involving COVID-19 related matters including safety, clinical outcomes, antiviral effects, or antithrombotic benefits. Learn more at Investigator Initiated Studies (IIS). Deadline: Rolling.
04/06 – In light of the emergence and spread of COVID-19 in California and beyond, the statewide funding programs of the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) Research Grants Program Office (California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP), Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP), California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP)) and the Type 1 Diabetes Research Fund are together making available up to $2M to immediately support urgent research to mitigate the pandemic. Learn more at emergency COVID-19 Research Seed Funding. Deadline: Rolling.
02/14 – CEPI issues calls for proposals and requests for information inviting applicants to submit proposals for projects to develop vaccine candidates and support clinical trials involving vaccine candidates. Learn more at Call for Proposals. Deadline: Rolling.
4/9 – CETF is the only organization in the world that exclusively funds outpatient clinical trials for COVID-19 treatments. Learn more at: Call for Proposals. Deadline: Rolling.
10/12 – Google has partnered with the Harvard Global Health Institute to fund companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations and academic institutions working on COVID-19 research. Researchers in approved countries are eligible to apply for COVID-19 related research credits. Learn more at Research Grants. Deadline: Rolling.
3/19 – This Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards Special Cycle Funding Announcement—Building Capacity for PCOR/CER for Topics Related to COVID-19 is a research support – not research—special funding opportunity for projects up to 18 months in duration and up to $200,000 in total costs. This special funding opportunity will support projects that enable organizations and communities to build their capacity and skills to participate across all phases of the PCOR/CER process on topics that address health outcomes related to COVID-19. Learn more at Engagement Award Special Cycle: Building Capacity for PCOR/CER for Topics Related to COVID-19. Deadline: May 24, 2021.
02/22 – PSI has opened a “PRIORITY COVID-19 Call” for short proposals and quick peer review to enable rapid access to beamtime. Research proposals shall have the potential to effectively contribute to the understanding of the virus and/or to improve the clinical or public health response and patient care. This “PRIORITY COVID-19 Call” is explicitly for projects requiring a rapid access to beamtime within the next months. Learn more at Priority access call for work on combating COVID-19. Deadline: Rolling
02/18 – RSF will accept LOIs under these core programs and special initiatives: Behavioral Economics; Decision Making & Human Behavior in Context; Future of Work; Social, Political and Economic Inequality. In addition, RSF will also accept LOIs relevant to any of its core programs that address at least one of the following issues: (1) Research on the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting recession in the U.S. (2) Research focused on systemic racial inequality and/or the recent mass protests in the U.S. Learn more at Funding Opportunities . Deadline: May 4, 2021.
01/12 – We are keenly focused on working with companies and organizations —large and small—to spur development of PPE for both medical and non-medical use, novel testing solutions, widely-accessible therapeutics and digital health solutions to address the needs of underserved communities and vulnerable populations. As the crisis evolves, we will continue to be responsive by tackling other urgent priorities. We also seek to connect with community and faith based organizations, community leaders, healthcare providers and philanthropists who would be interesting in partnering with us to #StoptheSpread in the hardest hit communities. Learn more at Stop the Spread. Deadline: ongoing.
02/18 – Innovator Awards are open to researchers who are developing healthcare innovations that could have a major and measurable impact on human health. Learn more at Innovator Awards. Deadline: 24 May 2021, 17:00 BST.
01/12 – Children are at the heart of everything at the Kellogg Foundation. Their goal is lasting, transformational change for children. As a grantmaker, they recognize that children live in families and families live in communities. Therefore, their three areas of focused work – Thriving Children, Working Families and Equitable Communities – are dynamic and always interconnected. Learn more at Grantseekers. Deadline: Ongoing except between Jan. 23 through Mar. 14.