Coronavirus and COVID-19 Related Funding Opportunities from Research Professional and Pivot

The Ex Libris Research Professional and Pivot® funding services are providing free access to a list of select funding opportunities related to combatting the coronavirus and COVID-19. By raising awareness of these resources, which are offered from a wide range of global funders, we hope to help researchers expand their scholarly efforts to understand and contend with this global pandemic.

Latest opportunities:

MRFF coronavirus research response – 2020 antiviral development for COVID-19

National Health and Medical Research Council
This supports research on identifying antiviral candidates targeting SARS-CoV-2 and accelerating promising effective treatments that can be made available to treat Australians infected by SARS-CoV-2. The budget is AUD 8 million.
Closing date: 08 Apr 20
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Development of treatments for COVID-19

US Department of Defense
This supports the development of prototypes aimed to treat COVID-19. The total budget is worth up to USD 20 million, to support up to five projects over eight months.
Closing date: 08 Apr 20
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COVID-19 accelerated access initiatives – Australasian leadership computing grants COVID-19 special call

National Computational Infrastructure
These aim to identify and provide leadership-class computing resources to research projects directly relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Closing date: 08 Apr 20
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COVID-19 funding call

Scottish Government
This supports research aimed at tackling the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland. Grants are worth up to £1.25 million each and last for three to six months.
Closing date: 08 Apr 20
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Fast track call for acute global health challenges

University of Basel
This supports projects that address several critical areas related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Grants are worth between CHF 500,000 and CHF 2.5 million for up to two and a half years.
Closing date: 08 Apr 20
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SCN COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Initiative

Stem Cell Network (SCN) / Reseau de cellules souches
SCN is providing funding to support rapid response research that uses a stem cell or regenerative medicine approach for addressing COVID-19. This initiative is open to translational research, early stage clinical trials or ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) research associated with COVID-19. All project applications will be subject to expedited peer review and assessment by the Stem Cell Network.
Closing date: 08 Apr 2020
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EXTENDED DEADLINE: COVID-19 pandemic rapid response funding

Health Research Board
*** The closing date for this opportunity has been extended. The previous deadline of 6 April has been extended to 7 April 2020. All other call details remain unchanged. This funding supports research that will provide evidence for the national and global efforts to deal with the virus outbreak. Grants are worth up to €200,000 each over six to 24 months. ***
Closing date: 09 Apr 20
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COVID-19 extraordinary call for proposals

Central European Initiative
This supports intervention projects related to healthcare and telemedicine, education and e-learning or distant learning and support to Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. Grants are worth up to €40,000.
Closing date: 09 Apr 20
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Research to support COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings

Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance
This aims to support research focusing on priority topics related to the current COVID-19 outbreak in humanitarian settings in low- and middle -income countries.
Closing date: 13 Apr 20
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Headstart Funding for COVID-19 Solutions

European Union (EU)
EIT Health is monitoring the pandemic and its effects on our society. Through the Headstart Programme 2020 we would like to support healthcare start-ups with valuable solutions that can enable the community and health systems to fill the gap until COVID-19 vaccines are ready. We are looking for products or services with technology readiness level eight. (TRL8: system complete and qualified)
Closing date: 14 Apr 2020
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Joan Burchell Fund

Gorge Community Foundation
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Joan Burchell Fund has changed its guidelines for 2020. The 2020 grant cycle is specifically requesting proposals from organizations addressing increased food insecurity in the Columbia River Gorge exacerbated by the coronavirus outbreak.
Closing date: 15 Apr 2020
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COVID-19 Community Assistance Fund

Dresner Foundation
In response to the impact of COVID-19, the Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation has created a fund to assist organizations responding to the emerging critical needs of impoverished, vulnerable children, families and individuals, residing in the Foundation’s geographic focus areas.
Closing date: 15 Apr 2020
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Nordic Trial Alliance – proposals for Nordic COVID-19 activities

NordForsk
These aim to promote Nordic clinical research cooperation and contribute to the global knowledge related to COVID-19. The total budget is NOK 2 million. Grants are worth up to NOK 500,000.
Closing date: 15 Apr 20
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Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund

Central Alabama Community Foundation
We are living in truly unprecedented times that bring uncertainty in all areas of life. The Central Alabama Community Foundation and River Region United Way are collaborating to address the most vital needs of people across the River Region area of Central Alabama and the Wiregrass. In the coming weeks and months, our goal is to solve problems together and help people by providing needed resources to local Community Champions and nonprofit partners, equipping them to put their mission statements into practice.
Closing date: 15 Apr 2020
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COVID-19 funding call

British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
This supports researchers in better understanding and addressing the COVID-19 outbreak. Grants are worth up to £25,000, but larger amounts may be considered in exceptional circumstances.
Closing date: 17 Apr 20
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Business-led innovation in response to global disruption – de minimis grant

Innovate UK
This enables UK registered businesses to respond to new and urgent needs in the UK and global communities during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. The total budget is £20 million to support projects with total eligible costs between £25,000 and £50,000 and lasting no longer than six months in duration.
Closing date: 17 Apr 20
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Colorado COVID Relief Fund

Help Colorado Now
The Colorado COVID Relief Fund’s purpose is to raise and coordinate allocation of funds based on prevention, impact and recovery needs of community-based organizations in Colorado. This Fund is organized to ensure that the most acute community needs across the state are being addressed and that community voice is reflected in all funding decisions made over time.
Closing date: 18 Apr 2020
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EXTENDED DEADLINE: Victorian medical research acceleration fund

Victoria Department of Health and Human Services
*** The closing date for this opportunity has been extended. The previous deadline of 5 April has been extended to 19 April 2020. Priority will be given to applications that accelerate health and medical research translation projects in response to COVID-19 and related research. This fund supports research into the Victorian health system in order to accelerate the translation of research into health and economic outcomes. Grants worth up to AUD 100,000 or AUD 500,000 each. ***
Closing date: 19 Apr 20
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Space in response to COVID-19 outbreak

European Space Agency
The tenderer will deploy and demonstrate services to respond to the emergency that Europe, and especially Italy, is facing because of the spread of the coronavirus. Funding covers up to 80 percent of acceptable cost worth a maximum of €1 million.
Closing date: 20 Apr 20
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CITRIS Seed Funding – COVID-19 Response

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
Given the unprecedented circumstances and disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute are soliciting information technology-driven proposals that aim to address the threat across a range of applications.
Closing date: 24 Apr 20
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Small grants for early-career researchers in tropical medicine or global health

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR
These enable early-career researchers and global health professionals to undertake clinical or scientific research or fieldwork, as stand-alone projects or distinct elements within larger projects. Grants are worth up to £5,000.
Closing date: 27 Apr 20
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Special funding for research on COVID-19 epidemic and the mitigation of its effects

Academy of Finland | Suomen Akatemia
This supports and accelerates research on the current coronavirus epidemic and the mitigation of its effects and supports the utilisation of the results in society. The total budget is €8.45 million and organisations may apply for up to €200,000 per sub-application.
Closing date: 28 Apr 20
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Coronavirus Response Fellowship

United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
A research opportunity is currently available with the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. CSTLTS seeks to foster deeper engagement between CDC senior leaders and public health leadership from the U.S. territories and freely- associated states.
Closing date: 01 May 20
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COVID-19 rapid call for access to the octopus facility

Science and Technology Facilities Council
This enables researchers to use the Octopus imaging facility for research relevant to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19. There are no charges for access to the facility for successful applicants.
Closing date: 01 May 20
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Notice of special interest – clinical and translational science award programme applications to address 2019 novel coronavirus public health need

NIH: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
This supports research on the 2019 novel coronavirus, with a particular focus on the use of informatics solutions to diagnose cases and advancing the translation of research findings into diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines. The project duration is limited to the remaining active budget period for the parent award.
Closing date: 04 May 20
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Research to Support the COVID-19 Response in Humanitarian Settings

Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA)
The call aims to fund public health research that will produce robust findings that will contribute to the effectiveness of the current humanitarian response and increase the evidence base for future responses to similar infectious disease outbreaks.
Closing date: 04 May 2020
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Call for research on COVID-19

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research | Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
This supports research projects and clinical trials on COVID-19. Grants are worth up to €2 million per project over 18 months.
Closing date: 11 May 20
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Notice of special interest – urgent competitive revisions for research on the 2019 novel coronavirus

NIH: National Human Genome Research Institute
This supports research focusing on understanding the host response, associated disease and short- and long-term clinical outcomes of individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2. Grants are worth up to USD 250,000 for up to one year.
Closing date: 15 May 20
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What should we know to better treat coronavirus

InnoCentive
This seeks well-defined problems aimed at advancing the knowledge about coronavirus and how to respond more effectively against it. The total budget is worth at least USD 500.
Closing date: 24 May 20
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Supporting Tribal Public Health Capacity in Coronavirus Preparedness and Response

United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
To support tribal public health emergency response to COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is announcing a new, non-competitive grant CDC-RFA-OT20-2004 Supporting Tribal Public Health Capacity in Coronavirus Preparedness and Response.
Closing date: 31 May 2020
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Alliance COVID-19 Grants

Government of Canada
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NSERC is leveraging the expertise of researchers in natural science and engineering and their partners across Canada to address this unprecedented crisis.
Closing date: 01 Jun 2020
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Health security and pandemics challenge

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This supports innovative, human-centred, technology-based solutions to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Grants are worth USD 10,000.
Closing date: 18 Jun 20
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Fast-track access to computing time for COVID-19

SURF collaborative ICT organisation for Dutch education and research
This provides accelerated access to the national high performance computing and data infrastructure for COVID-19 research. The available budget is limited to a maximum of 20 per cent of the overall budget of the Dutch Research Council national facilities computing time call for 2020.
Closing date: 30 Jun 20
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AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative (DDI)

Amazon
The AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative supports AWS customers who are working to bring better, more accurate diagnostic solutions to market faster. Given the need, the emphasis initially will be on COVID-19, but we will also consider other infectious disease diagnostic projects. The program will be open to accredited research institutions, research consortia, and private entities, that are using AWS to support research-oriented workloads for the development of point-of-care diagnostic (testing that can be done at home or at a clinic with same-day results) and other diagnostic techniques. We will not support administrative workloads to run routine IT operations through this program.
Closing date: 30 Jun 2020
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Call for code global challenge

IBM Corporation
This recognises practical and sustainable open source solutions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and climate change. Five prizes are available, worth between USD 10,000 and USD 200,000.
Closing date: 31 Jul 20
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Priority access call for work on combating COVID-19

Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI)
On January 30th, 2020, the WHO declared the recent outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a public health emergency of international concern. It declared that there is an urgent need to improve our understanding of the newly identified virus and its possible future evolution as well as to contain the spread; to develop precise diagnostics and treatment, and to improve the public health response and patient care.
Closing date: 09 Sep 20
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Urgency grants pilot

Arts and Humanities Research Council
This enables arts and humanities researchers to respond in an agile way to unanticipated urgent research needs and opportunities that meet a development need or challenge, or have the potential to support LMICs to address the UN sustainable development goals. Proposals may have eligible costs of up to £150,000 for up to one year and are funded at 80 per cent of full economic costs.
Closing date: 31 Oct 20
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Travel and subsistence funding to support LMIC engagement during the COVID-19 outbreak

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR
This provides travel and subsistence funding to appropriately qualified public health professionals, clinicians and academics who wish to offer science and technical advice to support the immediate response to COVID-19 in low and middle-income countries. Funding covers travel, accommodation and meals.
Closing date: 31 Dec 20
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Notice of special interest – urgent competitive revisions for research on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the causative virus SARS-CoV-2

NIH: National Institute of General Medical Sciences
This supports research aimed at better understanding SARS-CoV-2. Funding is provided to expand the scope of the applicant’s active grant.
Closing date: 05 Feb 21
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Notice of special interest – availability of emergency competitive revisions for research on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and coronavirus disease 2019

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
This supports research on coronavirus disease with a particular focus on viral natural history, pathogenicity and transmission. The maximum project duration is two years.
Closing date: 25 Mar 21
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Notice of special interest – administrative supplements and urgent competitive revisions for research on the 2019 novel coronavirus

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse
These provide revision funding to active grants to address research collecting and examining data on the risks and outcomes for COVID-19 infection in individuals suffering from substance use disorders. Supplements are worth up to USD 100,000 each per year for a maximum period of two years.
Closing date: 31 Mar 21
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Notice of special interest – administrative supplements and revision supplements on coronavirus disease 2019

NIH: National Institute on Aging
This supports genetic, biological, clinical, behavioural, social and economic research on ageing as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project period will generally be limited to one year.
Closing date: 01 May 21
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Urgency grants

Natural Environment Research Council
These support proposals related to the coronavirus outbreak. The maximum total project funding is £65,000 over one year.
Closing date: None
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Urgent competitive revisions for research on the 2019 novel coronavirus

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
This supports incorporation of data from the 2019 novel coronavirus into ongoing research efforts to develop predictive models for the spread of coronaviruses and related pathogens. The maximum project period is two years.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 resilience innovation project support

Welsh Government | Llywodraeth Cymru
This supports innovative projects that can have a direct impact on how to fight the coronavirus.
Closing date: None
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Open call for research and innovation ideas to address COVID-19

UK Research and Innovation
This supports short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. Projects last between 12 to 18 months and funding covers 80 per cent of full economic costs.
Closing date: None
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Funding for research into humanitarian crises like epidemics and pandemics

Austrian Science Fund
This supports projects for research into humanitarian crises such as epidemics and pandemics.
Closing date: None
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Government support for research related to COVID-19

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR
This prioritises COVID-19 urgent public health research to gather the necessary clinical and epidemiological evidence that will inform national policy and enable new diagnostic tests, treatments and vaccines to be developed and tested for COVID-19.
Closing date: None
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Support to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe
This enables researchers to access computing resources to contribute to the mitigation of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Access will be awarded for between three and six months and sized from 30 to 50 million core hours.
Closing date: None
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Coronavirus community fund

Community Foundation Northern Ireland
This supports groups and organisations working with vulnerable communities and issues and that are affected by coronavirus. Grants are worth between £1,000 and £10,000 for one year.
Closing date: None
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Deuteration and macromolecular crystallisation platform access for COVID-19 research

European Spallation Source
This enables scientists and researchers working on COVID-19-related research projects to access laboratory services through the deuteration and macromolecular crystallisation platform at the European Spallation Source.
Closing date: None
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Coronavirus hardship fund

Women’s History Network
This supports historians of women who are suffering financial hardship because of the coronavirus. A total of eight awards, worth £400 each, are available.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 Nonprofit Event Relief Fund

Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA)
The COVID-19 Nonprofit Event Relief Fund provides a one-time grant award to organizations that, due to COVID-19, have had to cancel critical fundraising events and programming, resulting in a significant hardship on the organization. This general operating support grant can replace lost revenue and non-recoverable expenses. Events and programming must have been cancelled starting March 1, 2020.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 Response Fund

Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln
The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln and United Way of Central Illinois have joined together to create the COVID-19 Response Fund to deploy resources to community-based organizations at the front lines of a coronavirus spread in Illinois’ greater capital region.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 Fast Track Access

Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium (CERIC-ERIC) (CERIC)
To facilitate research on COVID-19, CERIC has set up a dedicated Fast Track Access to a selected number of instruments, including 600 and 800 MHz NMR, SAXS light scattering laboratory, Cryo EM, synchrotron beamlines for Small Angle X-Ray Scatterings (SAXS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Synchrotron Infrared Source for Spectroscopy and Imaging.
Closing date: None
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Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Manufacturing Fund

Maryland Department of Commerce
This incentive program helps Maryland manufacturers to produce personal protective equipment and other items identified as Critical Needs Items by MEMA and DGS, that are urgently needed by the State of Maryland, Maryland-based hospitals and healthcare facilities, and emergency and first responders.
Closing date: None
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Urgent Response to COVID-19 Call for Applications

Surrey Homelessness & Housing Society
Due to the increased health risk to those who are experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, Surrey Homelessness & Housing Society will be providing funding to organizations for activities that manage the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 and implement preventative measures to support this population.
Closing date: None
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Check back here often as we will update this page on a weekly basis with new information and opportunities. 

Last updated: 6th April 2020