Research Matters

COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

Information is available about COVID-19 research funding under the CARES Act.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence: COVID-19 Seedling Research Topics Friday, May 29, 2020 - Funds high-risk/high-payoff research programs that have the potential to provide our nation with an overwhelming intelligence advantage.
RWJF: Emergency Response for the General Public Innovation Challenge Friday, May 29, 2020 - Seeks health technology tools to support the needs of individuals affected by a large-scale health crisis.
Data.org: Inclusive Growth and Recovery Friday, May 29, 2020 - Supports breakthrough ideas that harness the power of data science to help people and communities thrive in the wake of COVID-19’s economic impact.
Pfizer: Vaccine Preventable Diseases COVID-19 Friday, May 29, 2020 - Supports research to increase knowledge of COVID-19 epidemiology, infection, pathophysiology, and potential prevention measures.
Poynter Institute: Researching COVID-19 misinformation Friday, May 22, 2020 - IFCN invites academics to take a deep dive into a database that has gathered more than 5,300 debunked hoaxes about the new coronavirus.
NIH: NIH Directors Emergency Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional) Friday, May 22, 2020 - Supports proposals that bring new, innovative perspectives and approaches to the prevention of, preparation for, or response to coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, domestically or internationally.
IET: Innovation Awards – Small idea, Big impact: Global Challenge Friday, May 22, 2020 - Celebrates the innovators who have found new ways to support the government, society and individuals who need help during the coronavirus outbreak.
SURF: COVID-19 Fast Track for Computing Time Call Friday, May 22, 2020 - Provides accelerated access to the national high performance computing and data infrastructure for research.
Innocentive: Gamification to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus Friday, May 22, 2020 - The Challenge is looking for gamification approaches that would help in preventing the spread of Coronavirus.
Jacob & Valeria Langeloth Foundation: COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund Friday, May 22, 2020 - The CRRF was put in place to enable Langeloth to address organizations’ urgent and critical needs that have arisen due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
DoC: FY 2020 EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs including CARES Act Funding Friday, May 22, 2020 - EDA will provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs.
Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI): Achieving an unprecedented acceleration of vaccine development and global manufacturing capacity to prevent COVID-19 Friday, May 15, 2020 - CEPI is announcing a funding opportunity for the rapid development of vaccines against COVID-19.
23andMe: Research Innovation Collaborations Program Friday, May 15, 2020 - This program pairs up academic researchers with 23andMe scientists to perform analyses.
DOS: FY19 Countering Corruption amid COVID-19 Friday, May 15, 2020 - An open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications in support of the goal of combatting corruption arising in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation: COVID-19 Funding Friday, May 15, 2020 - DRK is ready to find, fund and support the people and ideas that are tackling the most acute and time-critical social problems caused by the Covid-19 pandemic right now.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, Mastercard: COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator Friday, May 15, 2020 - The COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator is a collaborative effort to research, develop and bring effective treatments to market quickly and accessibly.
COVID-19 Early Treatment Fund (CETF) Friday, May 15, 2020 - CETF is raising funds to test the most promising existing drugs in outpatient trials and helping those studies recruit patients.
ATS/GSK Research Grant in COVID-19 Friday, May 15, 2020 - The focus of this research grant is proposals that have a high likelihood to advance the understanding of the pathobiology and clinical implications of COVID-19.
RWJF: Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health Friday, May 8, 2020 - Seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future.
The Booz Allen Foundation Innovation Fund Thursday, May 7, 2020 - A one-million dollar fund to help harness the power of data, technology, and diverse intellectual capital to improve COVID-19 relief efforts and make a difference.
Stevens Initiative Coronavirus Response Fund Thursday, May 7, 2020 - Provides resources to help organizations in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa conduct virtual exchange programs to engage young people and educators affected by the pandemic.
DOS: COVID-19 Small Grants Program Friday, May 1, 2020 - This funding opportunity seeks to support effective coalitions that will bolster and leverage U.S.-India collaboration across a range of fields to fight COVID-19, in India and globally.
NIH mobilizes national innovation initiative for COVID-19 diagnostics Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - The NIH announced a new initiative aimed at speeding innovation, development and commercialization of COVID-19 testing technologies.
Spencer Foundation: Research Grants on Education: COVID-19 Related Special Grant Cycle Monday, April 27, 2020 - This program supports education research projects that will contribute to understanding the rapid shifts in education in this time of crisis and change.
ED: CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Monday, April 27, 2020 - Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act allows an institution to use up to one-half of the total funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus.
USDA: Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants Friday, April 24, 2020 - This program provides financial assistance to enable and improve distance learning and telemedicine services in rural areas.
Microsoft AI for Health COVID-19 Grant Form Friday, April 24, 2020 - This grant program provides Azure cloud and High-Performance Computing capabilities.
PCORI: Funding Opportunity for COVID-19-Related Enhancements to Existing PCORI-Funded Research Projects Friday, April 24, 2020 - PCORI is interested in supporting enhancements to existing research awards that can be initiated quickly to influence the outcome of the current pandemic and that have some relationship to the original award, using existing teams that are currently funded by PCORI.
Ferring Pharmaceuticals: Ferring COVID-19 Investigational Grants in Reproductive Medicine and Maternal Health Friday, April 24, 2020 - Ferring is interested in funding exploratory, basic, and clinical research grants to collect data and expand knowledge about the effects on SARS-CoV-2 on reproduction, pregnancy, and fetal/neonatal health.
USDA: New COVID-19 Rapid Response Program Area for Agricultural and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Monday, April 20, 2020 - NIFA has added a new program area to its main Agricultural and Food Research Initiative RFA: Rapid Response to Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Impacts Across Food and Agricultural Systems.
RWJF: Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health Friday, April 17, 2020 - This program seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future.
Kaggle: COVID-19 Open Research Dataset Challenge (CORD-19) Friday, April 17, 2020 - Kaggle has issued a call to action to the world's artificial intelligence experts to develop text and data mining tools that can help the medical community develop answers to high priority scientific questions.
EPA: Removal Emergency Response Program Friday, April 17, 2020 - This program solicits applications to promote the participation of individual State and territorial programs in research activities with the mission of advocating for and supporting State emergency response readiness and removal program planning and preparedness.
Join a data-powered alliance to stop COVID-19 Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - Crowdsourcing solutions to COVID-19
NASA Releases University Leadership Initiative Solicitation (ULI) Monday, April 13, 2020 - This initiative seeks new, innovative ideas that can support the NASA ARMD portfolio and the U.S. aviation community.
NSF: Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) Friday, April 10, 2020 - This program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and social drivers that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases.
Fast Grants: Emergent Ventures Friday, April 10, 2020 - Emergent Ventures invites applications from scientists at academic institutions currently working on a COVID-19 related project and in need of funding.
Merck KGaA: Research Grant for Pandemic Preparedness Friday, April 10, 2020 - Project proposals will be considered that leverage modern technologies to create new breakthrough solutions to be more prepared for pandemic outbreaks or work towards existing solutions that could help to fight emerging viral infections.
DoD: CDMRP Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program Clinical Trial Award Friday, April 10, 2020 - This award supports the rapid implementation of clinical trials with the potential to have a significant impact on a disease or condition addressed in at least one of the Congressionally directed FY20 PRMRP Topic Areas.
DoD: CDMRP PRMRP Technology/Therapeutic Development Award for Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health Friday, April 10, 2020 - This award is intended to provide support for the translation of promising preclinical findings into products for clinical applications.
DoD: CDMRP PRMRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award for Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health Friday, April 10, 2020 - This award is intended to support studies that will make an important contribution toward research and/or patient care.
DoD: CDMRP PRMRP Clinical Trial Award for Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health Friday, April 10, 2020 - The PRMRP Clinical Trial Award supports the rapid implementation of clinical trials with the potential to have a significant impact in one or more of the Focus Areas published in this funding opportunity.
ORNL: Call for Rapid Access Proposals for COVID-19 Research Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - Researchers who would like to use neutron scattering resources for COVID-19 research should submit a proposal to ORNL.
MIT Solve: Health Security & Pandemics Monday, April 6, 2020 - MIT Solve is seeking tech innovations that can slow and track the spread of an emerging outbreak.
Paul Scherrer Institut: Priority access call for work on combating COVID-19 Monday, April 6, 2020 - PSI has released a call for short proposals and quick peer review to enable rapid access to beamtime
XSEDE: COVID-19 HPC Consortium Monday, April 6, 2020 - The aim of the consortium is to empower researchers to accelerate understanding of the COVID-19 virus and the development of treatments and vaccines to help address infections.
NSF: Dear Colleague Letter on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - NSF is accepting proposals to conduct research that can be used immediately to explore how to model and understand the spread of COVID-19, to inform and educate about the science of virus transmission and prevention, and to encourage the development of processes and actions to address this global challenge.
AWS: Diagnostic Development Initiative (DDI) Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - This program provides support for innovation in rapid and accurate patient testing for 2019 novel coronavirus.
HHS: Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - Proposals solicited for the advanced research and development of medical countermeasures for COVID-19.
DoD: Request for Information for PPE in response to COVID-19 Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - DLA Troop Support Clothing & Textiles Directorate is conducting market research to determine industry capabilities for providing PPE against viral contamination, specifically COVID-19.