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COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

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

C3.ai: COVID-19 Grant Challenge Friday, September 25, 2020 - Generate data-driven insights to tackle COVID-19. Compete for $200,000 in prize money and change the world.
OHSU: Invent-a-thon Friday, September 25, 2020 - Generate data-driven insights to tackle COVID-19. Compete for $200,000 in prize money and change the world.
23andMe: Research Innovation Collaborations Program Friday, September 25, 2020 - The 23andMe Research Innovation Collaborations Program pairs up academic researchers with 23andMe scientists to perform analyses. Through this program, academic researchers can access de-identified, aggregated data from the 23andMe Research Cohort.
Association for Computing Machinery: ACM Gordon Bell Special Prize for High Performance Computing-Based COVID-19 Research Friday, September 4, 2020 - Recognizes outstanding research achievement towards the understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic through the use of high-performance computing (HPC).
ISBA Foundation: The ISBA Foundation Fellowships Friday, September 4, 2020 - The IBSA Foundation awards 5 fellowships to young researchers under the age of 40, who have distinguished themselves for their skills and have ongoing projects of particular relevance in 4 areas of research, with the addition of the 2020 special edition, coronavirus infections.
WorkSafeBC: 2020 Specific Priorities – Impacts of COVID-19 – Request for Proposals Friday, August 28, 2020 - WorkSafeBC is interested in research projects to address both direct and indirect impacts arising from the COVID-19 pandemic unique to occupational health and safety, injured or ill worker recovery, and safe and sustainable return to work or stay-at-work.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome, and Mastercard: COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator Friday, August 28, 2020 - The COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator is a collaborative effort to research, develop and bring effective treatments to market quickly and accessibly.
National Geographic: COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists Friday, August 28, 2020 - The National Geographic Society is launching an emergency fund for journalists all over the world who wish to cover COVID-19 within their own communities.
Russell Sage Foundation: Social, Political, Economic, and Psychological Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic Friday, August 28, 2020 - RSF is especially interested in research on the social, political, economic, and psychological consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fundación MAPFRE: Ignacio H. de Larramendi Research Grants Friday, August 28, 2020 - Research Grants totaling 240,000 Euros to provide financial support for undertaking research projects in areas of Health Promotion.
Boehringer lngelheim: Funding Opportunities for Investigator Initiated Studies (IIS): Established Products Monday, August 17, 2020 - Evaluates potential clinical and non-clinical investigations involving COVID-19 related matters including safety, clinical outcomes, antiviral effects, or antithrombotic benefits.
NSF: Dear Colleague Letter: Sentinel Cells for Surveillance and Response to Emergent Infectious Diseases (Sentinels) Monday, August 17, 2020 - Highlights the interest of existing programs in the Directorate for Biological Sciences and the Directorate for Engineering in interdisciplinary research for the development of novel biological platforms that are capable of sensing and responding to emerging infectious agents.
DOS: COVID-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund Monday, August 17, 2020 - This annual program statement seeks to engage private sector partners to expand and amplify the Department’s COVID-19 response.
NIH: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Emergency Awards for Limited Clinical Trials to Evaluate Therapeutic and Vaccine Candidates Against SARS-CoV-2 Monday, August 17, 2020 - Supports the implementation of investigator-initiated high-risk clinical trials that will augment ongoing and planned clinical trials of therapeutic and vaccine candidates directed against SARS-CoV-2.
CDC: Annual Estimates of Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness for Preventing Medically Attended Laboratory-Confirmed Influenza in the United States Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - The aim of this FOA is to: a) support a network of US institutions that can obtain reliable vaccination information for a population, or cohort of individuals; b) provide accurate estimates of the effectiveness of vaccines against respiratory viruses; and c) prevent medically attended influenza-associated illness in the population for whom influenza vaccination is recommended.
IBM: 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - Call for Code asks innovators to create practical, effective, and high-quality applications based on one or more IBM Cloud™ services (for example, web, mobile, data, analytics, AI, IoT, or weather) that can have an immediate and lasting impact on humanitarian issues.
TD Bank: The 2020 TD Ready Challenge Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - The TD Ready Challenge is an annual North American initiative, which supports organizations developing innovative solutions for a changing world. The 2020 TD Ready Challenge focuses on supporting innovative solutions that address the impacts of the pandemic.
ORAU: FDA COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Fellowship Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - A research opportunity is currently available in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Carlson in the Office of Vaccine Research and Review at the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA.
Russell Sage Foundation: New Funding Guidelines for August 5 Deadline Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - Due to the effects of COVID-19 on all facets of American life, the foundation is changing its immediate priorities for LOI for the August 5 deadline. 
RWJF: Systems for Action: Supplemental Research on COVID-19 Response and Recovery Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - This call for proposals will provide supplemental research funding to teams that are already engaged in the study of a promising system alignment mechanism, with the objective of learning how this mechanism performs in addressing health and social needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
APhA Foundation: Incentive Grants Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - A project prosal with any community/ambulatory-pharmacy based practice innovation is acceptable, but preference will be given to projects with a focus in the following areas: Behavioral Health, Diabetes/ Cardiovascular Care, Pain Management, Patient Care Workflow, Pharmacist-Patient Communication, Pharmacogenomics, COVID-19 Prevention/Treatment/Testing.
PCORI: Phased Large Awards for Comparative Effectiveness Research – Cycle 3 2020 Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - This PCORI funding announcement invites applications for high-quality comparative effectiveness research (CER) projects that will examine a critical patient-centered research question that is also relevant to decision makers and other stakeholders.
Google Inc.: COVID-19 Research Credits Program Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - Google will be funding COVID-19 related research projects for potential treatments, techniques and datasets, and working with the Harvard Global Health Institute to prioritize grant recipients based on the project impact on public health.
Social Science Research Council: Just Tech Covid-19 Rapid-Response Grants Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - The Just Tech program invites proposals for Rapid-Response Grants from researchers—based at both academic and nonacademic institutions—who hold a PhD in any social science discipline or related interdisciplinary field.
UPDATED: NIH COVID-19 Research Opportunities and Announcements Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - A collection of notices and opportunities from NIH regarding COVID-19 research.
Gateway for Cancer Research: Solutions that ensure continuity of patient access to investigational studies Friday, June 19, 2020 - Gateway for Cancer Research is committing funding resources to advance solutions that better ensure continuity of patient access to investigational studies during this public health crisis or any future exogenous events that threaten the execution of clinical trials.
Cisco: Pandemic/COVID19 Science, Technology and Social Impact Friday, June 19, 2020 - Pandemics have far reaching consequences that range from deaths to shutting down the economy as we have witnessed during the recent COVID19 crisis. Hence there is a need to be better prepared for such pandemics. We need to solve problems ranging from predictive analytics innovative devices for saving lives to technology for devising voting machines. The social and economic impact for the above areas is huge and some of the work can be transformative and save lives.
NIH: Emergency Awards: SARS-CoV-2 Serological Sciences Centers of Excellence (U54 Clinical Trial Optional) Friday, June 19, 2020 - The purpose of the FOA is to establish Serological Sciences Centers of Excellence with the goal of identifying and advancing research opportunities to characterize the immune responses elicited by SARS-CoV-2 viral infection; understanding the mechanisms driving the serological, humoral and cellular immune responses; determining host, genetic, and environmental modifiers of the immune response; determining the serological correlates of disease pathogenesis and protection against future infection; defining access, communication, and implementation barriers related to SARS-CoV-2 serological testing.  
NIH: Emergency Awards: Research Projects in SARS-CoV-2 Serological Sciences (U01 Clinical Trial Optional) Friday, June 19, 2020 - The purpose of the FOA is to establish Serological Sciences Research Projects with the goals of: identifying and advancing research opportunities to characterize the immune responses elicited by SARS-CoV-2 viral infection; understanding the mechanisms driving the serological, humoral and cellular immune responses; determining host, genetic, and environmental modifiers of the immune response; and determining the serological correlates of disease pathogenesis and protection against future infection; defining access, communication, and implementation barriers related to SARS-CoV-2 serological testing. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ORNL Reminder: 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.
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