COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

August 26, 2021

Below are lists of COVID-19 funding opportunities. These lists will be updated as new opportunities arise.

Please contact Jesse Szeto Jesse.Szeto@georgetown.edu and Minatullah Alobaidi maa416@georgetown.edu for more information or to report additional opportunities.

Federal: Various government agencies
Non-federal: Organization, companies, and foundations 

Federal: DoD, NIH, NSF, and others

                          COVID-19 FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
» Federal
SPONSOR PROGRAM FUNDING DEADLINE
Department of Commerce
(DOC)
EDA-HDQ-ARPGJ-2021-2006964
FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Good Jobs Challenge
$25,000,000 1/26/2022
EDA-HDQ-ARPRN-2021-2006986
FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Statewide Planning, Research, and Networks
$6,000,000 10/31/2021
EDA-HDQ-ARPBBB-2021-2006976
FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Build Back Better Regional Challenge
$500,000 Phase 1 Concept Proposals: 10/19/2021, Phase 1 finalists Full Application: 3/15/2022
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics-Underserved Populations (RADx-UP)  The RADx-UP CDCC Rapid Research Pilot Program
up to $200,000 in direct costs 12/10/2021, 5/13/2022, 9/16/2022, 1/13/2023
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
NEI, NIA, NIAAA, NICHD, NIDCD, NIDCR, NIDA, NINR, NIMHD, NCCIH
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Underserved and Vulnerable Populations
–  10/5/2021- 9/8/2024
Department of Health and Human Services,
Food and Drug Administration
FOR-FD-22-001 Innovation Grant: COVID-19 and Health Equity (R01) Clinical Trials Optional $1,000,000 3/31/2022
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) Announcing the Availability of Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus
$100,000 in direct costs per year  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until 3/31/2022.
Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) BARDA DRIVe EZ-BAA Up to $749,000 Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until 2/3/2023
National Institutes of Health (NIH) NIA, NEI, NIAAA, NIDA, NIMH, NIMHD, OBSSR, ORWH Emergency Award: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research on COVID-19 Consortium (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
6/9/2021, 11/8/2021
National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Aging-Relevant Behavioral and Social Research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
5/8/2023
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and Consequences of Alcohol Use (R21 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
Direct costs not to exceed $150,000 in any one year. 9/1/2021
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and Consequences of Alcohol Use (R03 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
Direct costs not to exceed $50,000 per year. 9/1/2021
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and Consequences of Alcohol Use (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
$250,000 in direct costs per year 9/1/2021
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): NIDCR Support for Research on the Physiological Involvement of Oral Cavity in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
6/5/2021 -5/8/2023
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Long-Term Neurocognitive Consequences of COVID-19 in Individuals Living with HIV and Substance Use Disorders
9/8/2024
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisions for Modeling Research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the Causative Virus SARS-CoV-2
12/16/2021
National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Neurological and Neurocognitive Sequelae from SARS-CoV-2 Infection and COVID-19 in Aging and Age-Related Neurodegeneration
6/5/2021 – 5/8/2023
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
10/31/2021
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) NIAMS, NIDA, NIMH, NLM, NCI Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities
5/8/2023
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Administrative Supplements for Tissue Chips Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Must reflect your needs 1/26/2022
BARDA/DHHS BARDA’s Division of Research, Innovation & Ventures (DRIVe) Easy Broad Agency Announcement
2/3/2023
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Effects of smoking and vaping on the risk and outcome of COVID-19 infection
9/8/2024
U.S. Department of State 2020 TIP Office Annual Program Statement to Address Impacts of COVID-19
$100,000 6/30/2021
Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) NIH/DHHS The Intersection of Sex and Gender Influences on Health and Disease $3 million available 11/26/2021
BARDA, DHHS Division of Research, Innovation & Ventures (DRIVe) Easy Broad Agency Announcement         $750,000 available 2/3/2023
National Science Foundation (NSF) Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases  (EEID)
11/17/2021
National Institutes of Health (NIH)  NIDA, NCI Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Drug Abuse Research (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

$275,000 10/8/2021
National Institutes of Health (NIH) POCTRN Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) up to $500M continuous submission
Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) USAMRDC New Products and Ideas (NPI) NA NA
Army Applications Laboratory COVID-19 Response Innovations NA NA
Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Acquisition Task Force (JATF) COVID-19 National Response Team
Industry Portal
NA NA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) NIST Manufacturing USA National Emergency Assistance Program $250,000 – $10 million Continuous Submission
Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
 Medical Countermeasures.gov
Request a USG Coronawatch Meeting NA NA
United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) $1,000,000  Varies by Program
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIA, NIAID, NIDDK, NIDA, NIMH, NIEHS, NICHD, NIAAA, NIBIB, NHGRI, NIMHD, NCATS, NIDCH, NCI
Urgent Competitive Revision to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements Must reflect your needs Varies
Department of Energy (DOE) Invitation for COVID-19 scientific questions DOE Resources Accepted on a rolling basis
National Science Foundation (NSF) RAPID: Dear Colleague Letter on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) $200,000 Check with program officers
Dear Colleague Letter: Provisioning Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Further Research on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) $200,000 (RAPID) & supplemental funding requests Check with program officers

Non-federal: Organizations, companies, and foundations 

                                 COVID-19 FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
» Non-federal
SPONSOR PROGRAM FUNDING DEADLINE
Amazon Web Services (AWS) AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative (DDI) $20M available 7/31/2021, 12/31/2021
Google Academic Research Credits Program  $5,000 in Google Cloud credits Rolling
Apply for Google Cloud research credits  $5,000 in Google Cloud credits Rolling
The Social Science Research Council
(SSRC)
Just Tech Covid-19 Rapid-Response Grants
$5,000 to $10,000 Rolling
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
NA Rolling
Alkermes Alkermes Education Grants not specified Rolling
ACC Action Against Corona
NA NA
CISCO Pandemic/COVID19 Science, Technology and Social Impact
NA continuous submissions
Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund         not specified None posted
Biogen Foundation
(typically funds Boston, MA & Research Triangle, NC)
COVID-19 Response up to $10M  none posted
MIT #HackCOVID19
NA NA
Plug and Play COVID-19 Accelerator NA NA
Help With Covid Volunteer Projects NA NA
CETF COVID-19 Early Treatment Fund (CETF)
 $500K  Rolling
Ginkgo Bioworks Access to Platform for Partner COVID-19 Projects $25M  none posted
Mercatus Center COVID-19 Response: A Call for Ideas NA NA
Global Innovation Exchange (GIE)  COVID-19 Innovation Hub NA NA
THE EDTECH HUB EdTech Interventions Database NA Rolling
Ed Tech Idea Call in Response to COVID-19 NA Rolling
Open Road Alliance (ORA) Open Road Alliance Response to COVID-19 100k NA
OMIDYAR Omidyar Network COVID-19 Economic Response Advocacy Fund Frequently Asked Questions  $1.5 million  Rolling
USAID COVID-19 FUNDING REQUESTS AND UNSOLICITED PROPOSALS NA various
Co-Creation Hub (Africa) [Call for Projects] – Funding and Design Support for COVID-19 Projects NA TBA
Cognizent Cognizant Philanthropies Commit $10 Million to Support Communities Worldwide Impacted by COVID-19 $10 Million NA
XPRIZE Pandemic Alliance Join a Data-powered Alliance to Stop
COVID-19
NA NA
COVID-19 Response Task Force COVID-19 Request for Ideas NA NA
Amazon Web Services AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative (DDI)  $20 million  Not specified
Labguru Laboratory Labguru Pro-bono COVID-19 Programme $1,000,000 NA
DataValidation  COVID-19 Relief Fund $1 million in DataValidation services None posted
Artist Relief  Emergency Initiative $5,000 none posted
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) COVID-19 Detect and Protect Challenge  up to $15,000 in prizes Ongoing
Patient-Centered Outcomes
Research Institute (PCORI)
COVID-19-Related Enhancements to Existing PCORI-Funded Research Projects $500,000 Applications accepted on a rolling basis
COVID-19-Related Enhancements to Existing PCORI-Funded Engagement Awards $150,000 Applications accepted on a rolling basis
Antler Call for startups tackling Covid-19 $100,000 (investment) NA
Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) The COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium NA NA
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Wellcome, Mastercard COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator up to $125 million available (Chan Zuckerberg committed additional $25M) Continuous Submission
Fast Grants Fast Funding for COVID-19 Science $500,000 NA
United Way of the Greater Capital Region Capital Region Community COVID-19 Response Fund NA Continuous Submission
Bloomberg Philanthropies Coronavirus Local Response Initiative NA Continuous Submission
Gates Foundation COVID-19  Announcements NA NA
IBM COVID-19: Fight the global pandemic NA ongoing

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