COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

May 28, 2020

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
National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Energy and the Department of Homeland Security Civic Innovation Challenge $50K – $1M 7/1/2020
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Innovative Commercial Products in Support of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response – Commercial Solutions Opening Pilot Program (CSOP) $10 million 8/31/2020
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Common Fund
Availability of Emergency Competitive Revisions for Research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Budgets should not exceed the annual amount of the current parent award Applications accepted through 6/19/2020
Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) DRL FY19 Countering Corruption amid COVID-19 $100,000 6/12/2020
U.S. Department of State (DOS) (India) COVID-19 Small Grants Program $100,000 9/30/2020
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
Department of Defense (DoD)
Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program
Investigator-Initiated Research Award
$1.6M – d $2.0M Pre-Application Submission Deadline: 5/1/2020, Application Submission Deadline: 9/3/2020
Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program
Technology/Therapeutic Development Award
not exceed $4M Pre-Application Submission Deadline: 5/28/2020, Application Submission Deadline: 6/12/2020
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Removal Emergency Response Program $500,000 (5% cost share required) 6/10/2020
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
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Revision Supplements to Existing AHRQ Grants and Cooperative Agreements to Addres Health System Responsiveness to COVID-19 at least $2.5M mid-May (anticipated)
New Funding Opportunity Announcement to Support Novel, High-Impact Studies Evaluating Health System and Healthcare Professional Responsivenss to COVID-19 up to $5M June 2020 (anticipated)
Novel, High-Impact Studies Evaluating Health System and Healthcare Professional Responsiveness to COVID-19 (R01) up to $5M June 2020 (anticipated)
United States Department of Agriculture, The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grants $50,000 – $1,000,000 7/13/2020
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) NINDS Supplements For Research on Biological Effects of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus on the Nervous System $200,000 (direct costs) Applications accepted until 4/14/2021
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NLM
Availability of Administrative Supplements for Research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) $75,000 6/1/2020
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIMHD, NIA, NIDA, NCI
Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01- Clinical Trial Optional) Not limited 10/5/2020 (and standard R01 deadlines)
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
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIMHD, NIA, NIMH
Competitive and Administrative Supplements for the Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on Minority Health and Health Disparities $125,000 (direct costs) Aapplications accepted through 5/1/2021)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIMH, NIA, NIAAA, NIMHD
Availability of Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions for Mental Health Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Contact program officer 3/27/2020 (applications accepted through 4/15/2021)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIBIB
Availability of Emergency Competitive Revision and Administrative Supplements on Biomedical Technologies for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Up to two years of support- limited to no more than the amount of the current parent award Applications accepted on a rolling basis until 11/10/2020
Development of Biomedical Technologies for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) See individual RFAs within 6/5/2020, 6/16/2020
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
OBSSR, NHLBI, NIA, NIAAA, NIDDK, NIEHS, NCCIH, NCI
Availability of Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus and the Behavioral and Social Sciences $200,000 (direct costs) Applications accepted until 3/31/2021)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NCI
National Cancer Institute Announcement Regarding Availability of Urgent Competitive Revision and Administrative Supplements on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) $100,000 Applications accepted through 6/26/2020)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIDDK
Availability of Urgent Competitive Revision Supplements on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) within the Mission of NIDDK Limited to current year direct cost budget 6/1/2020
Availability of Urgent Competitive Revision Supplements on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Related to HIV Comorbidities, Coinfections, and Complications within NIDDK’s Mission Limited to current year direct cost budget 6/1/2020
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIEHS
NIEHS Support for Understanding the Impact of Environmental Exposures on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Must reflect your needs 6/1/2020 (other deadlines within)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIGMS
Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the Causative Virus SARS-CoV-2 Must reflect your needs Applications accepted through 2/5/2021)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NCATS
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Check RFA(s) within Application deadlines through 4/5/2021)
Department of Energy (DOE) Invitation for COVID-19 scientific questions DOE Resources 3/18/2020 (reviews start 3/18 but accepted on a rolling basis)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIDCD
Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisions and Administrative Supplements for Research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) $125,000 6/1/2020
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
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) Stem Cell Agency Board Approves $5 Million in Emergency Funding for COVID-19 Research $5 million bi-monthly

Non-federal: Organizations, companies, and foundations 

                                        COVID-19 FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
» Non-Federal
SPONSOR PROGRAM FUNDING DEADLINE
MIT #HackCOVID19 NA NA
MIT Solve The Elevate Prize $5 million in prize funding 6/29/2020
Plug and Play COVID-19 Accelerator NA NA
Help With Covid Volunteer Projects NA NA
American Diabetes Association (ADA) The American Diabetes Association COVID-19 and Diabetes Research Award $100,000 5/22/2020
Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Coronavirus Urgent Response Initiative $50k-100k until July
Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) COVID-19 & Beyond – Innovation for Social Good $15,000 6/5/2020
American Thoracic Society ATS/GSK Research Grant in COVID-19 $50,000 6/23/2020
CETF COVID-19 Early Treatment Fund (CETF) $500K Rolling
Johnson & Johnson Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Lifeline QuickFire Challenge Up to $250,000* in grant funding 5/19/2020
DEVPOST #BlockchainCOVID19 Hackathon $4,000 in prizes

6/14/2020
Challenge America COVID-19 Maker Challenge NA 6/6/2020
DEVPOST CoVIDathon – A DAIA Decentralized AI Alliance Hackathon $50,000 in prizes

6/1/2020
Prepr Beyond COVID-19 Challenge NA 6/10/2020
EOSIO EOSIO Virtual Hackathon: Coding for Change US$100,000 6/1/2020
NASA, European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Space Apps COVID-19 Challenge
NA 5/30/2020 – 5/31/2020
Viiv Healthcare HIV & COVID-19: RFP for Research Projects to Help Improve the Understanding and Management of COVID-19 in PLHIV 250,000£ 5/18/2020
Microsoft Microsoft AI for Health COVID-19 Grant
NA 6/15/2020
Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) COVID-19 Research Grant $50,000 6/5/2020
Booz Allen Foundation Booz Allen Foundation Innovation Grant $100,000 6/5/2020
Argonne National Laboratory Expedited, Rapid Access Call for COVID-19 Research NA 7/2/2020
Donaghue Medical Research Foundation Greater Value Portfolio Grant Award $400,000 per award 11-May-2020 [LOI]
Golden Goose 2020 Golden Goose COVID-19 Recognition NA 5/22/2020
Ginkgo Bioworks Access to Platform for Partner COVID-19 Projects $25M none posted
Mercatus Center COVID-19 Response: A Call for Ideas NA NA
23andMe 23andMe Research Innovation Collaborations Program
NA 6/12/2020
VINNOVA Innovations to mitigate the crisis SEK 1 million 5/29/2020
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
Stevens Initiative Stevens Initiative Coronavirus Response Fund $20,000 to $100,000 6/12/2020
Social Science Research Council New Interdisciplinary Projects in the Social Sciences $50,000 6/30/ 2020
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) Call for Multidisciplinary Research into Epidemics and Pandemics in Response to the Outbreak of SARS-CoV-2
NA Letter of intent – 7/1/2020, Submitting proposals – 9/1/2020.
Joint European Disruptive Initiative (JEDI) Billion Molecules Against COVID-19 JEDI Grand Challenge NA NA

Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) Special ERG Call on the Economic Impacts of Coronavirus
£10,000 and £40,000. 6/1/2020
NEA Foundation
COVID-19 Response Student Success Grants
$2,000 and $5,000 7/15/2020
COVID-19 Response Learning & Leadership Grants $2,000 and $5,000. 7/15/2020
COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants $1,500 to $5,000. 5/28 and 6/11
The Spencer Foundation

Research Grants on Education: COVID-19 Related Special Grant Cycle $50,000 6/ 8/2020
Open Road Alliance (ORA) Open Road Alliance Response to COVID-19
100k NA
Wellcome UK Wellcome pledges up to $50 million to new initiative to speed development of COVID-19 treatments $125 million in seed funding 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
American Lung Association COVID-19 and Emerging Respiratory Viruses Research Award $200,000 5/30/2020
COVID-19 Response Task Force COVID-19 Request for Ideas

NA NA
Google Apply for Google Cloud research credits $5,000 in Google Cloud credits Rolling
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
The Circle for Justice Innovations STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITIES SUPPORT (SOS)
Rapid Response Fund
$2,500 to $5,000 1/1/2021
Artist Relief Emergency Initiative $5,000 none posted
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund $1,500 8/31/2020
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) COVID-19 Detect and Protect Challenge up to $15,000 in prizes Ongoing
InnoCentive Ideation Challenge: What Should We Know to Better Treat Coronavirus? $2,500 USD 5/24/2020
Merck KGaA (Germany) Research Grant for Pandemic Preparedness up to 250,000 €/year for 3 years with the option of extension 8/31/2020
Patient-Centered Outcomes
Research Institute (PCORI)
Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award Special Cycle: Supporting Engagement in and Dissemination of PCOR/CER in the Context of COVID-19 $150,000 5/22/2020
COVID-19 Targeted PFA $500,000 5/26/2020
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
Pfizer COVID-19 Competitive Grant Program $250,000 5/22/2020
Virginia Catalyst Virginia Catalyst Announces Round 11 of Grant Funding $200,000 to $800,000 6/30/2020
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
Engage Call for Innovation via Transform Fund 2020 $500 million 6/1/2020
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
Russell Sage Foundation Social, political, economic, or psychological disruptions that affect social and living conditions in the US $175,000 5/21/2020 (LOI)
Bloomberg Philanthropies Coronavirus Local Response Initiative NA Continuous Submission
Gates Foundation COVID-19 Announcements (new window) NA NA
Solve at MIT Health Security and Pandemics Challenge $10,000 6/18/2020
Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC) Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC) Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) Request for Information (RFI) – CoV Pandemic Response None Posted 5/31/2020
IBM COVID-19: Fight the global pandemic
NA ongoing
Mozilla Mozilla Open Source Support Program (MOSS): COVID-19 Solutions Fund up to $50,000 Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed monthly
National Geographic Society COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND FOR JOURNALISTS $1,000 to $8,000 Continuous submission
Pulitzer Center Coronavirus News Collaboration Challenge (new window) 5,000 – $10,000 Continuous submission

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