COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

October 5, 2020

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

Please contact Jesse Szeto and Minatullah Alobaidi 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
Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) NIH/DHHS The Intersection of Sex and Gender Influences on Health and Disease $3 million available 10/25/2020, 11/25/2020, 11/26/2021
National Science Foundation (NSF) Seeking Community Input for Topic Ideas for Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Program 10/30/2020
Department of State (DOS)
Office to Monitor-Combat Trafficking in Persons
2020 TIP Office Annual Program Statement to Address the Impacts of COVID-19
$1,000,000 12/30/2020, 3/30/2021, 6/30/2021
National Institutes of Health (NIH) NIMHD,  NIMH, NIDA, ODP, NIDCD, NCI, NLM, NIAMS Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities 10/5/2020
  Emergency Awards: RADx-RAD Multimodal COVID-19 Surveillance Methods for High Risk Clustered Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)         $7M 10/5/2020
BARDA, DHHS Division of Research, Innovation & Ventures (DRIVe) Easy Broad Agency Announcement         $750,000 available 2/3/2023
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Mechanistic Studies of the Interaction between SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 and Diseases and Organ Systems of Interest to NIDDK (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) $250,000 (Letter of Intent: 11/ 16/2020; Application due: 12/16/2020
The National Institute on Aging (NIA)  NIA Multi-site COVID-19 Related Clinical Trial Implementation Grant on Aging-Related Topics in at-risk Older Adult Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Required)  Not Limited 11/2/2020, 12/1/2020, 1/4/2021, and 2/1/2021
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisions and Administrative Supplements for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Research within the Mission of NIDCR $150,000 in total direct costs 11/2/2020
National Science Foundation (NSF) Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases  (EEID)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01- Clinical Trial Optional) not limited  10/5/2020
National Institutes of Health (NIH)  NIDA, NCI Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Drug Abuse Research (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

$275,000 10/6/2020
R01 Grants for Community Interventions Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects Related to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional)  $750,000 in direct cost per year for up to 3 years

12/2/2020,  3/2/2021
Community Interventions to Address the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic among Health Disparity and Vulnerable Populations (R01- Clinical Trial Optional)  $500,000 in direct costs 12/1/2020
 Multi-institute Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects Related to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 $200,000 in direct costs Rolling until 12/15/2020
 Multi-institute Competitive and Administrative Supplements for Community Interventions to Reduce the Impact of COVID-19 on Health Disparity and Other Vulnerable Populations $250,000 in direct costs Rolling until 12/15/2020
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
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)
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) 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)
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)
Urgent Competitive Revision to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements Must reflect your needs Varies
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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)
Availability of Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions for Mental Health Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Contact program officer Applications accepted through 4/15/2021
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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)
NIEHS Support for Understanding the Impact of Environmental Exposures on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Must reflect your needs 9/1/2020 (other deadlines within)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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)
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 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
Catalyst @ Health 2.0 The COVID-19 Symptom Data Challenge
$5,000 10/6/2020
Schmidt Futures Futures Forum on Learning: Tools Competition $25,000 – $250,000 10/26/2020
FACE Foundation Transitioning to Virtual Exchange up to $7500 per project 10/30/2020
Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) CIPHER Grant Programme
$30,000 LOI opens: 10/1/2020
LOI due: 10/31/2020
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
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
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
Ferring Pharmaceuticals Ferring COVID-19 Investigational Grants         25,000€ applications accepted through 10/31/2020
Biogen Foundation
(typically funds Boston, MA & Research Triangle, NC)
COVID-19 Response up to $10M  none posted
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
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 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
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
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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