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 (click titles to visit funder website)

Concerted action | Digital in education and higher education in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic / Action concertée | Le numérique en éducation et en enseignement supérieur dans le contexte de la pandémie de COVID-19

Québec – Société et Culture
The Quebec Research Fund – Society and Culture (FRQSC) and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEES) invite the scientific community to respond to this call for proposals which aims to develop knowledge on the uses of most likely to promote educational success at all levels of education and to illuminate practices in the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Closing date: 21 Oct 2020
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APEC app challenge

Asia Foundation
This enables software developers to participate in an online app challenge that supports the post-COVID recovery of the tourism industry. The top five teams will receive cash prizes worth USD 6,000, USD 3,000, USD 2,000, USD 1,000 and USD 500 respectively.
Closing date: 22 Oct 20
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Applied research on longer-term effects of COVID-19 infection

Scottish Government
This supports proposals to improve understanding of the longer term effects of COVID-19 infection on physical and mental health and wellbeing in Scotland, or research with the aim of developing effective clinical interventions to support recovery and rehabilitation from COVID-19 infection. Funding is worth up to £300,000 at 80 per cent full economic costs over 24 months.
Closing date: 23 Oct 20
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Research and interventions for the protection of girls from all forms of gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic

African Union
The tenderer will conduct a situation analysis on the negative effects of COVID-19 on girls and women, and propose key interventions for African Union member states and Regional Economic Communities to adopt. The contract is worth USD 20,000 for 45 days.
Closing date: 23 Oct 20
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Annual funding call

Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance
This supports research that will strengthen the evidence base around public health interventions, and thereby lead to more effective public health interventions in humanitarian response. The budget is approximately £4.5 million. The maximum project period is 36 months.
Closing date: 27 Oct 20
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COVID-19 – societal dynamics in the Dutch Caribbean

Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) | Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
This supports projects aimed at focus area 3 of the organisations COVID-19 programme, centred around societal dynamics on the six Caribbean islands in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Two grants, worth €250,000 each for up to two years, are available.
Closing date: 27 Oct 20
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Call for projects RA-COVID-19

Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) / French National Research Agency
The ANR is launching a new call for Research-Action projects on COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) responsible for an epidemic that started at the end of 2019 and caused by the coronavirus pathogen SARS-CoV-2. This call aims to rapidly support the scientific communities mobilized on COVID-19 in an emergency context.
Closing date: 28 Oct 2020
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Erasmus+ 2020 additional call for partnerships – key action 2 – partnerships for creativity

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
This supports strategic partnerships for creativity in the fields of youth, school education and adult education in response to the COVID-19 situation. Grants are worth up to €300,000 over two years.
Closing date: 29 Oct 20
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Call for applications – National Space Innovation Programme

UK Space Agency
This supports the development of innovation in the UK’s space sector. Grants are expected to be worth between £250,000 and £2.5 million.
Closing date: 29 Oct 20
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International start-up matchmaking competition – the aggregator

Africa-Europe Innovation Partnership
This matches start-ups and SMEs that are looking to expand into Europe, Africa or India, or that have developed or are working on complementary products or services that can help to solve the COVID-19 healthcare crisis. The three matching businesses with the highest potential will each receive a travel allowance to visit their counterpart’s region.
Closing date: 30 Oct 20
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NSW rural doctors network Indigenous medical student COVID-19 scholarship

Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association
This supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students in studying and provides related practical support such as internet data, study materials, and making the student’s study environment safe. Awards are worth up to AUD 500 to support study costs during COVID, for the period between May and October 2020.
Closing date: 31 Oct 20
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Specific priorities research grant – impacts of COVID-19

Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia
This supports research that examines both direct and indirect impacts arising from the COVID-19 pandemic that relate to occupational health and safety, worker recovery or return-to-work or stay-at-work procedures. Grants are generally worth between CAD 50,000 and CAD 150,000 each for one year.
Closing date: 31 Oct 20
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Systematic Reviews

Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia
These funding programs are designed to address operational need and help answer key questions in occupational health and safety and workers’ compensation. These grants support short-term, primary and secondary research of immediate relevance. This research gives us the strongest scientific evidence to use when developing policy and practice.

Specific Priorities – Impacts of COVID-19
Closing date: 31 Oct 2020
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China-IFAD South-South and Triangular Cooperation Facility

International Fund for Agricultural Development
The China-IFAD South-South and Triangular Cooperation Facility pursues the overarching objective of mobilizing knowledge, technologies and resources from the Global South to accelerate rural poverty alleviation, enhance rural productivity, and advance rural transformation.

As part of IFAD’s strategic response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Facility will support the generation and exchange of innovative solutions, approaches and methodologies that can be of value in the post-COVID-19 recovery period, and that can be subsequently scaled up and benefit a wider population of poor rural people.
Closing date: 31 Oct 2020
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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: 02 Nov 20
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The Public Transportation COVID-19 Research Demonstration Grant Program

United States Department of Transportation (DOT)
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

FTA makes available through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) funding to support research demonstration grants to public transit agencies to develop, deploy, and demonstrate innovative solutions that improve the operational efficiency of transit agencies, as well as enhance the mobility of transit users affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Closing date: 02 Nov 2020
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Darwin and Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund – COVID-19 rapid response round

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
This supports projects that directly address the impact of Covid-19 on biodiversity or the illegal wildlife trade and sustainable livelihoods. Funding is worth between £15,000 and £60,000.
Closing date: 02 Nov 2020
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Request for articles – the social and political impact of COVID-19 in the US

Russell Sage Foundation
This recognises theoretical and empirical papers which enhance initial understanding of the social and political impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak in the US by publishing them in the foundation’s journal. Authors of each published paper will receive an honorarium worth USD 1,000.
Closing date: 03 Nov 20
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Survey on urban transport in the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak

Joint Research Centre
Tenderers will undertake a survey on urban transport in the European Union in the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak, covering the perceived risks, changes in mobility patterns and modal choice determinants. The contract is worth €200,000 for 10 months.
Closing date: 03 Nov 20
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Transforming Foundation Industries – building a resilient recovery competition

Innovate UK
This funds innovative projects improving the productivity and sustainability of the UK’s foundation industries as a response to Covid-19. Projects must be worth between £100,000 and £1 million in total costs and have a duration of three to 12 months.
Closing date: 04 Nov 20
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UN Trust Fund to end violence against women in the context of COVID-19

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
This supports initiatives that prevent and end violence against women and girls in the context of COVID-19. Grants are worth between USD 50,000 and USD 1 million each, with grant amounts depending on the size of the organisation.
Closing date: 04 Nov 2020
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Emergency Competitive Revision and Administrative Supplements on Biomedical Technologies for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for accelerating the development, translation, and commercialization of technologies to address Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The NIBIB is seeking applications from current grantees to develop life-saving technologies that can be ready for commercialization within one to two years.
Closing date: 10 Nov 2020
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Notice of special interest – emergency competitive revisions and administrative supplements to clinical and translational science award programme awards to address 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) public health needs

NIH: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
This supports projects in translational science that address the COVID-19 public health emergency. Up to 40 awards are available. Supplement grants are generally for a maximum period of one year.
Closing date: 10 Nov 20
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Indigenous COVID-19 rapid research funding opportunity

Canadian Institutes of Health Research | Instituts de Recherche en Santé du Canada
This supports research responsive on the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada with particular emphasis on the well-being of Indigenous Peoples. Grants are worth up to CAD 200,000 each for up to one year.
Closing date: 10 Nov 20
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Prophylaxis platform study in care homes: 20/111

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR
This supports projects to work on the research question of which drug or antibody interventions are effective, cost-effective, safe and most acceptable for prophylaxis of COVID-19 in a UK care home setting. Funding lasts for up to two years.
Closing date: 11 Nov 2020
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Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) 2020 COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Research Grant Opportunity

Australian Government
Department of Health – Australia
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) – Australia

This Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Coronavirus Research Response- 2020 COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Research Grant Opportunity will accelerate the development of promising COVID-19 prophylactic vaccine candidates for which research and development is already underway. The prophylactic vaccine must be intended to induce active long-term immunity against COVID-19.
Closing date: 11 Nov 2020
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South African-German collaborative research programme on the interchange between global change and social sciences – post-COVID-19

National Research Foundation of South Africa
This supports consortia from South Africa and Germany in increasing the societal relevance of their research and supporting the transition towards sustainability in post-COVID-19 society. Up to five grants are available, each worth a maximum of approximately ZAR 6.5 million for up to four years.
Closing date: 13 Nov 20
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Academic and technological cooperation with South Africa – sustainable societal changes post COVID 19 call

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research | Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
This supports interdisciplinary and collaborative R&D projects focusing on the changes within society brought about by COVID 19. Grants are worth up to €220,000 over two years on the German side, and up to €2,300 per month on the South African side.
Closing date: 13 Nov 20
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France Canada Research Fund (FCRF) – Scientific Collaboration Support Program

France-Canada Research Foundation (FFCR)
In the context of the current historical crisis, the FCRF believes that it must support research that fosters the development of critical and strategic thinking frameworks that can shed light on the short-and long-term societal consequences of the pandemic. Hence the choice of the priority theme for 2021: COVID-19 pandemic: Societal Impacts. The FCRF is thus seeking projects that will address the issue from multiple angles, including those related to epidemiology, sociology, economics, philosophy, politics, law, ethics and culture. This list is not exclusive and projects incorporating, for example, the fields of mathematics, physics and artificial intelligence will be welcome.
Date added: 13 Nov 2020
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Mechanistic Studies of the Interaction between SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 and Diseases and Organ Systems of Interest to NIDDK (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support basic and clinical mechanistic research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) susceptibility, routes of infection, course of disease, morbidity and mortality in people with pre-existing diseases, or adverse acute or chronic outcomes in organs, tissues, and biological systems of specific interest to NIDDK. These include diabetes and other metabolic diseases, obesity, and endocrine, digestive, liver, pancreas, kidney, urological, and hematologic tissues and diseases.
Closing date: 16 Nov 2020
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Special funding for Covid-19 response in HEIs

Ministry of Education and Culture | Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö
This enables HEIs to carry out activities related to student wellbeing. The budget is worth €6 million.
Closing date: 19 Nov 2020
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Peace and recovery programme

Innovations for Poverty Action
This supports field experiments and related research focused on reducing violence and fragility, promoting peace, and preventing, managing and recovering from crises. Grants are worth between USD 1,000 and USD 450,000 each, depending on the type of study.
Closing date: 20 Nov 2020
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Short placement awards for research collaboration

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR
These allow early-career researchers supported by an NIHR infrastructure or school to spend a short period of time training in another part of the NIHR to foster collaboration and enhance the researcher’s career and CV. Awards are worth up to £5,000 each.
Closing date: 26 Nov 20
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COVID-19 R&D Fund

Malta Council for Science and Technology
The Malta Council for Science and Technology and Malta Enterprise Corporation have reacted to the challenges surrounding the current unprecedented circumstances by designing a national fund entitled the “COVID-19 R&D Fund”. This initiative has been possible through the support of the Ministry for Finance and Financial Services, and the Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses.
Closing date: 30 Nov 2020
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New Zealand-China COVID-19 collaboration fund

Health Research Council of New Zealand
This supports collaborative research between Chinese and New Zealand researchers that advances knowledge and technologies to prevent, diagnose and manage COVID-19. Up to three grants are available, each worth up to NZD 350,000 over two years.
Closing date: 02 Dec 20
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Scaling Pandemic Resilience through Innovation and Technology (SPRINT) Challenge Under EDA’s Economic Adjustment Assistance Program

United States Department of Commerce (DOC)
EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive merit basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States. Under this NOFO, EDA solicits applications for investments that support regional innovation economies to address the economic, health, and safety risks caused by the coronavirus pandemic through entrepreneurship and innovation.
Closing date: 03 Dec 2020
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COMING SOON: Researching long-term COVID-19 effects in non-hospitalised individuals

Medical Research Council
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open on 12 November and close on 9 December 2020. The following information is subject to change. This call supports ambitious and comprehensive research into the longer term, physical and mental effects of COVID-19 in non-hospitalised individuals. ***
Closing date: 09 Dec 2020
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Viral Zoonoses – Innovative Approaches to Drug Development

VolkswagenStiftung / Volkswagen Foundation
The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the associated respiratory disease COVID-19 are challenging drug research worldwide. Looking beyond the current corona pandemic, innovative approaches are required for the development of therapeutics against underexplored and yet unknown viruses. Via a change of host, viruses are transmitted from animals to humans at an unpredictable point in time and can cause serious illness. Against this backdrop, the Volkswagen Foundation supports a diversified virology and drug research at German universities and supports highly innovative research approaches with recognizable translational potential.
Closing date: 10 Dec 2020
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Gender equality enhancement fund

Higher Education Authority
This supports proposals to support gender equality initiatives to be implemented nationally. Funding is worth up to €100,000.
Closing date: 11 Dec 2020
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects Related to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) highlights interest in research to strengthen the healthcare response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and to future public health emergencies, including pandemics. While the direct clinical effects of COVID-19 are supported by other funding opportunities, the purpose of this NOSI is to support research to address secondary health effects of the social, behavioral, and economic changes, particularly among populations who experience health disparities and vulnerable populations through the use of digital health assessments and interventions to yield measurable near-term impact.
Closing date: 15 Dec 2020
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Science and technology joint call for proposals – infectious diseases and Covid-19, and nanotechnologies

Southeast Asia-Europe Joint Funding Scheme for Research and Innovation
This call support research within infectious diseases and nanotechnologies with the aim of enhancing bi-regional cooperation, developing new partnerships and strengthen existing one. The project duration is up to three years.
Closing date: 15 Dec 20
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Notice of special interest – competitive and administrative supplements for community interventions to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on health disparity and other vulnerable populations

NIH: National Eye Institute
This supports research projects that evaluate new or existing community-based programmes or policies that aim to prevent or mitigate COVID-19 exposure, with a focus on populations who experience health disparities. Grants are worth up to USD 250,000 for one year.
Closing date: 15 Dec 20
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COVID-19, Smoking, and Nicotine Research

Foundation for a Smoke-free World
The Foundation for a Smoke-free World is seeking to conduct research at the nexus of COVID-19, smoking, and nicotine that will require significant collaboration and research efforts with outside experts and organizations. We seek to advance knowledge of value to science and policy in these areas. The selected organization(s) will implement a range of projects relevant to the global pandemic, including well-designed and comprehensive pre-clinical, clinical, and epidemiological studies, to better understand the associations between smoking and / or nicotine use, and COVID-19 infection and outcomes.
Closing date: 15 Dec 2020
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Digital economy telling tales of engagement competition

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
This aims to capture the wider impact of digital economy research and to provide researchers with the opportunity to tell their story of research impact in an interesting and engaging way to a wider audience. Three awards, worth £10,000 each over 18 months, are available.
Closing date: 16 Dec 20
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Think, Explore and Share Grants

Arts Work Fund
THINK – EXPLORE – SHARE offers grants to enable arts organizations with operating expenses under $800,000 – or collaborative groups of arts organizations – to identify and test what they can do in the here and now to adapt to challenges posed by COVID-19, or challenges that hampered them before the pandemic (e.g., lack of equity and accessibility for artists of color and artists with disabilities, declining ticket sales). Challenges identified for support can be managerial, production, technological, fiscal planning, and artistic. (If you are seeking a grant for an artistic project, the project should be in service of the organization as a whole, versus in support of a specific piece of work, and have a social engagement goal or address a community issue or need). The goal is to cultivate unconventional thinking to address the immediate challenges of COVID-19 and devise more effective ways for arts organizations to meet their desired outcomes.
Closing date: 30 Dec 2020
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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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Support for R&D projects on COVID-19

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research | Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
This supports research and development projects on COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases. Up to 100 % of project costs may be reimbursed.
Closing date: 31 Dec 20
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Measurement for Recovery

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) – United Kingdom
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the National Physical Laboratory, with its partner National Measurement Laboratories, invite applications for the measurement for recovery call. This enables companies to access scientific experts and lab facilities within the field of measurement and analysis for up to 20 days per project. The solutions may support new products and services which directly help the national response to COVID-19, investigate the feasibility of concepts and validate products and processes, help cost reduction or improve productivity, increase product reliability and mitigate in-service costs as well as offer advice on standards and regulatory needs.
Closing date: 31 Dec 2020
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Digital voucher programme – technology adoption stream

Rome Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture | Camera di Commercio, Industria, Artigianato e Agricoltura di Roma
This supports projects aimed at encouraging the adoption of digital and industry 4.0 technologies with a focus on green solutions, and fostering collaboration between SMEs in the Rome region. Grants are worth up to €10,000 each.
Closing date: 31 Dec 20
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Applied research programme

Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research
This supports applied research projects that relate to specific themes within monetary and financial research.
Closing date: 31 Dec 20
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Artist development programme – climate action in the wake of COVID-19

European Investment Bank
This enables a visual artist to work on the theme of climate action in the wake of COVID-19– build back better during a six to eight week residency in Luxembourg under the mentorship of the Finnish artist Jorma Puranen. Funding covers travel costs to and from Luxembourg, a €100 daily allowance to cover their living costs and €1,500 for production costs. The artist is also provided with a living and working space.
Closing date: 10 Jan 2021
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Sakip Sabanci International Research Awards

Sakip Sabanci University
In 2005, Sabanci University decided to announce and administer an international award in order to encourage research on all aspects of Turkish culture, society and politics, and to uphold distinguished examples of fresh research with a view to engaging intellectual attention on Turkey’s role in the contemporary world. The award covers fields such as Turkish and Islamic Art and the History, Economy and Sociology of Turkey.

This year’s theme is “Post-corona World and Turkey: Social Psychological and Political Impacts of the Pandemics”.
Closing date: 15 Jan 2021
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Urgent Phase I/II Clinical Trials to Repurpose Existing Therapeutic Agents to Treat COVID-19 Sequelae (U01 Clinical Trial Required)

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
The purpose of this urgent funding opportunity announcement is to invite applications to repurpose existing therapeutic agents to treat Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) sequelae and associated complications that result from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections. The therapeutic agent must have already completed at least a Phase I clinical trial for a different indication, and not require additional regulatory studies for the new indication prior to starting a clinical trial.
Closing date: 23 Jan 2021
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H2020-LC-GD-2020 European Green Deal – single stage

Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This supports research and innovation to kick-start the environmental, social and economic transformations required to tackle the climate challenge, while helping the EU recover from the Covid-19 crisis, and increasing its resilience and capacity to respond to novel threats in the future. Grants are worth between €2 million and €53m each.
Closing date: 26 Jan 21
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Complexity research in connection with the COVID-19 crisis

Dutch Research Council | Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
This supports research concerned with the way in which separate but interlinked complex systems operate, namely the national crisis organisation on the one hand, and the decentralised system of the security regions or medical institutions on the other. Grants are worth between €700,000 and €720,000 each.
Closing date: 26 Jan 2021
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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 Jan 21
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COMING SOON: IMMANA career development fellowships

University of London
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The following information is subject to change. These fellowships support emerging leaders who are applying or validating new methodological approaches with mentors in ongoing research programmes related to agriculture, nutrition and health research in low- and middle-income countries. Six fellowships are available for a duration of one year. ***
Closing date: 01 Feb 21
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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 (NOSI) – Research on Rehabilitation Needs Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic

United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest is to encourage applications in three areas related to the intersection of COVID-19, the associated mitigation actions, and rehabilitation:
-Encourage research to address the rehabilitation needs of survivors of COVID-19
-Understand the impact of disruptions to rehabilitation services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated mitigation actions
-Understand the social, behavioral, economic, and health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated mitigation actions on people with physical disabilities.
Closing date: 5 Feb 2021
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
NIAID and NIGMS are issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for research on the 2019 novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). NIAID is particularly interested in projects focusing on viral natural history, pathogenicity, transmission, as well as projects developing medical countermeasures and suitable animal models for pre-clinical testing of vaccines and therapeutics against 2019-nCoV.
Closing date: 06 Feb 2021
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Support programme for organisations in Japanese-language education

Japan Foundation
This supports various kinds of new activities in response to COVID-19, such as preparation and training for online lessons, events and teaching materials implemented by organisations involved in Japanese-language education. Funding may cover honorariums and personnel expenses, conference costs, preparation costs, teaching materials, prizes and rental fees.
Closing date: 28 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 (NOSI): Small Business Research and Development of Biomedical Technologies for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for accelerating the development, translation, and commercialization of technologies to address Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The NIBIB is seeking applications to develop life-saving technologies that can be ready for commercialization within one to two years
Closing date: 30 Mar 2021
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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 urgent competitive revisions for research on the 2019 novel coronavirus and the behavioural and social sciences

NIH: Office of the Director
This supports longitudinal studies that address key social and behavioural questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Awards are worth up to USD 100,000 each per year for up to two years.
Closing date: 31 Mar 21
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TechForce19 – deploy technology to help vulnerable people isolated by COVID-19

United Kingdom Government
NHSX invites expressions of interest for the TechForce19 call. This enables innovators to test solutions that can support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating as COVID-19 continues to spread. The competition is aimed at helping in the community rather than seeking solutions that are trying to solve clinical problems or require integration with NHS systems.
Closing date: 31 Mar 2021
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus and the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) highlights the urgent need for social, behavioral, economic, health communication, and epidemiologic research relevant to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19. This NOSI encourages urgent competitive supplements and administrative supplements to existing longitudinal studies that address key social and behavioral questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including adherence to and transmission mitigation from various containment and mitigation efforts; social, behavioral, and economic impacts from these containment and mitigation efforts; and downstream health impacts resulting from these social, behavioral, and economic impacts,including differences in risk and resiliency based on gender, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and other social determinants of health.
Closing date: 31 Mar 2021
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
NIAID is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the need for research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). NIAID is particularly interested in projects focusing on viral natural history, pathogenicity, transmission, as well as projects developing medical countermeasures and suitable animal models for pre-clinical testing of vaccines and therapeutics against SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19. 
Closing date: 05 Apr 2021
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Rapid Response Grant COVID-19 and Its Cardiovascular Impact

American Heart Association (AHA)
Coronavirus infection (coronavirus disease, COVID-19) shows no signs of abating soon. There is an urgent need to better understand the pathobiology and the clinical implications of the viral infection that leads to the morbidity and mortality seen with COVID-19.
Closing date: 06 Apr 2021
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Coronavirus therapeutics – call for rapid deployment

LifeArc
LifeArc invites applications for its coronavirus therapeutics call. This supports the identification of therapeutics that can be rapidly deployed to treat COVID-19. The aim is to run trials in patients during the current epidemic. The primary purpose is to accelerate availability of treatments for patients and it is therefore expected that applicants will already have material available for testing and a plan for rapid scale up of clinical material. Priority will be given to projects that have a clear path and availability for patients in a 6-12 month timeframe.
Closing date: 06 Apr 2021
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MRFF – 2020 respiratory medicine clinical trials research on COVID-19

Australian Government
The National Heath and Medical Research Council, under the medical research future fund, invites applications for the 2020 respiratory medicine clinical trials research on COVID-19 grant. This supports clinical trials to accelerate the implementation of treatments for severe acute respiratory distress in patients affected by COVID-19.
Closing date: 06 Apr 2021
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MRFF coronavirus research response – 2020 antiviral development for COVID-19

Australian Government
The National Health and Medical Research Council, under the medical research future fund’s coronavirus research response, invites applications for its call on 2020 antiviral development for COVID-19. 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.
Closing date: 08 Apr 2021
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CSO Covid-19 Research funding proposal

Scottish Government
The Scottish Government, through the Chief Scientist Office, invites applications for its COVID-19 funding call. This supports research aimed at tackling the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland. Studies should allow fundamental science being conducted in Scottish academic institutions to be applied to issues arising form the pandemic. They must address specific hypotheses through a range of research approaches, including experimental medicine, data science or social science.
Closing date: 08 Apr 2021
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Supplements For Research on Biological Effects of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus on the Nervous System

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
NINDS is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and on biological effects on the nervous system of its causative agent, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
Closing date: 14 Apr 2021
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Notice of special interest – administrative supplements and competitive revision supplements on coronavirus disease 2019 within the mission of the NIAAA

NIH: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
This supports research on the impact of alcohol as a biological contributor to COVID-19 outcomes in order to enhance the response to the pandemic and better respond to future public health emergencies. Budgets are worth up to USD 100,000 in direct costs per year for up to two years.
Closing date: 15 Apr 21
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions for Mental Health Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
NIMH is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight interest in research to strengthen the mental health response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and to future public health emergencies, including pandemics. NIMH is especially interested in research to provide an evidence base for how a disrupted workforce may adequately respond/adapt to and maintain services or provide additional care for new or increasing mental health needs, as well as to learn about the effects of the virus and public health measures to prevent spread of COVID-19 that may have an impact on mental health. Research addressing the intersection of COVID-19, mental health, and HIV treatment and prevention are also of interest to NIMH.
Closing date: 15 Apr 2021
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Emergency awards – rapid investigation of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and coronavirus disease 2019 (R21 clinical trial not allowed)

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
These support research projects focusing on obtaining time-sensitive data to better understand key aspects of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and coronavirus disease 2019. Application budgets are limited to USD 275,000 for two years.
Closing date: 30 Apr 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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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Competitive and Administrative Supplements for the Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on Minority Health and Health Disparities

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for research on the impact of the novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic causing COVID-19 disease outbreaks and the resulting disruptions on individual and social wellbeing, health services use, and health outcomes for NIH-designated health disparity populations.
Closing date: 01 May 2021
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Coronavirus Response Fellowship

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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 2021
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Notice of special interest – support for understanding the impact of environmental exposures on coronavirus disease

NIH: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
This supports research aimed at understanding the impact of environmental exposures on coronavirus disease and its causative agent. Funding may last for up to two years.
Closing date: 03 May 21
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): NIEHS Support for Understanding the Impact of Environmental Exposures on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
NIEHS is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to address the urgent need for mission-relevant research to understand the impact of environmental exposures on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and its causative agent, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-Cov-2). NIEHS is particularly interested in applications that will provide insight into the role of environmental exposures in pathogenicity, transmission, individual susceptibility, or prevention and intervention strategies.
Closing date: 03 May 2021
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COVID-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund

United States Department of State (DOS)
The Department of State (DOS) announces its desire to engage private sector partners to expand and amplify the Department’s COVID-19 response. The Fund seeks to support private sector interventions and build upon private sector investments in response to the virus. The DOS broadly categorizes the private sector to include: U.S. corporations, foreign corporations, foundations, faith-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, civil society groups, Diaspora groups, service organizations, universities and other institutions of learning.
Closing date: 28 May 2021
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TIP Office Annual Program Statement to Address the Impacts of COVID-19

Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP)
This annual program statement announces the beginning of an open, one-stage competitive process to award grants and cooperative agreements to address the impacts of COVID-19 on effort to combat human trafficking and support government measures to counter human trafficking.
Closing date: 30 Jun 2021
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Notice of special interest – 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 the construction of further infrastructure for the research response to the coronavirus disease 2019. The maximum project duration is two years.
Closing date: 02 Jul 21
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Limited Competition Emergency Awards: Shared Personal Protective Equipment Resources for COVID-19 Related Vaccine and Treatment Clinical Trials and Clinical Studies (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
The purpose of this public health emergency funding opportunity is to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to directly support the needs of the NIAID’s vaccine and treatment clinical trials and clinical studies for COVID-19. This program will ensure that adequate protective equipment is available to directly assist in safely carrying out the clinical activities and direct interactions with the patients participating in the trial.
Closing date: 07 Jul 2021
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Notice of Special Interest: Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program Applications to Address 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Health Need

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for research on the 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). NCATS is particularly interested in projects focusing on the use of informatics solutions to diagnose cases and the use of CTSA-supported core resources (e.g., advanced scientific instruments, highly-specialized facilities, and regulatory expertise) to facilitate research on COVID-19 and advance the translation of research findings into diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines.
Closing date: 09 Jul 2021
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Restart the economy around food systems

Smart Agri Hubs
This supports hackathon type of activities that contribute to the restart of the European agri-food economy to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 crisis. The budget is €500,000 and grants are worth between €10,000 and €60,000 each, covering up to 20 per cent of the project costs.
Closing date: 28 Jul 21
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Select Research Areas for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
NIAID is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the need for research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in select scientific areas.
Closing date: 07 Sep 2021
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Notice of special interest – emergency awards for limited clinical trials to evaluate therapeutic and vaccine candidates against SARS-CoV-2

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
This supports investigator-initiated high-risk clinical trials to evaluate SARS-CoV-2 candidate vaccines, non-vaccine biomedical prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19, and therapeutic approaches to treat COVID-19.
Closing date: 14 Sep 21
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COMING SOON: NHS innovation accelerator

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in late summer 2021. The following information is subject to change. This call supports individuals representing high impact, evidence-based innovations, sourced nationally and internationally, which address one or more of this year’s themes. The bursary is worth up to £20,000. ***
Closing date: 16 Oct 2021 (Forecast)
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Emergency Competitive Revisions to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements for Tissue Chips Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
NCATS is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for research on the COVID-19. NCATS is especially interested in research in the use of microphysiological systems or tissue chips in collecting and examining data on the risks and outcomes for COVID-19 infection, and advance the translation of research findings into diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines.
Closing date: 25 Jan 2022
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Administrative Supplements for Tissue Chips Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
NCATS is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for research on the COVID-19. NCATS is especially interested in research in the use of microphysiological systems or tissue chips in collecting and examining data on the risks and outcomes for COVID-19 infection, and advance the translation of research findings into diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines.
Closing date: 25 Jan 2022
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Treatment and protection from COVID-19 broad agency announcement

US Department of Health and Human Services
This supports COVID-19-related research initiatives with a focus on plasma and therapeutics.
Closing date: 01 Aug 22
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): NIDCD is Interested in Supporting Research on the Impact of COVID-19 on Mission Specific Sensory and Communication Disorders

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a recently emerged human disease caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). There is a paucity of data on the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on the sensory and communicative functions within the scientific mission areas of NIDCD. NIDCD invites applications for research on COVID-19 in relation to NIDCD’s scientific programs of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech and language (HBTSVSL). 
Closing date: 08 Sep 2022
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Notice of Special Interest: Emerging Viral Infections and their Impact on the Male and Female Reproductive Tract

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The purpose of this Notice is to invite applications proposing cutting-edge research on emerging viral infections that are thought to primarily impact non-reproductive sites, at least at initial presentation, but may also affect the male and/or female reproductive tract. The recent global outbreak of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is not an anomaly and will most likely not be the last virus occurrence. Today, infectious diseases are emerging and reemerging more quickly than ever before. In the last four-five years alone, two viral infections, one caused by the Zika virus (ZIKV) and the other caused by a SARS-CoV-2 (Covid19), have spread world-wide, resulting in death, severe disease with yet, unknown, long-term morbidities., or severe birth defects to the new-born. Both ZIKV and SARS-CoV-2 infections may affect male and/or female reproductive systems in addition to other non-reproductive sites. Therefore, it becomes essential to investigate possible effects of emerging viruses on reproductive tissues and cells to better understand potential impacts on fertility that may be sex specific.
Closing date: 16 Jul 2023
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): The Influence of Host Resilience on Heterogeneity of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome/Acute Lung Injury (ARDS/ALI)

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to inform potential applicants of the special interest of NHLBI in research to understand host resilience as a critical determinant of outcomes in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) /acute lung injury (ALI).

This NOSI seeks to support investigation into the factors and molecular mechanisms that address the heterogeneity dictated by the host resilience. Research on general host responses to injurious challenges and their effects on lung function as well as mechanisms that impact susceptibility to ARDS is not considered to be responsive to this announcement.
Closing date: 05 Jul 2024
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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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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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COVID-19 rapid response rolling call

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR
This supports 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. The size of grants varies according to the needs of each research project.
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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COVID-19 rapid response call

Science Foundation Ireland
This supports research, development and innovation activities that will deliver significant and timely impact for the Republic of Ireland within the context of the current COVID-19 emergency. Award sizes are expected to vary depending on justification of need.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 solutions fund

Mozilla Foundation
This supports open-source technology projects which are responsive to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants are worth up to USD 50,000 each for up to three months.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 charitable grants

Open Road Alliance
These support charitable organisations that are responding directly to COVID-19. Grants are worth up to USD 100,000 each.
Closing date: None
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Fast track process for COVID-19 co-creation request call

European Open Science Cloud Secretariat
This supports projects for product-service development that deploy open science methods and resources and make use of the EOSC communities in order to address COVID-19 related issues. Grants are worth up to €45,000.
Closing date: None
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Switching existing funding to COVID-19 priority areas

UK Research and Innovation
This enables researchers to repurpose existing UKRI standard grants to address COVID-19 research priorities.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 call for genomic solutions

Genome Canada | Génome Canada
This supports research or innovation projects aimed at tackling COVID-19 and preventing similar pandemics in the future.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 rapid access call

Diamond Light Source
This provides rapid access for groups who require Diamond instrument time for projects directly related to SARS-CoV-2 viral proteins.
Closing date: None
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Peace and recovery programme – COVID-19

Innovations for Poverty Action
This supports time-sensitive research or additions to research projects that study or support the COVID-19 response. Grants are worth up to USD 50,000.
Closing date: None
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Covid-19 scientific research

European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
This supports urgent research projects on covid-19 by enabling researchers to access ESRF facilities.
Closing date: None
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Space for UK on COVID-19 – open call

UK Space Agency
The tenderer will facilitate the quick integration and deployment of concrete and sustainable solutions to help alleviate the stress on the UK healthcare ecosystem provoked by the COVID-19 outbreak, making use of the different advantages provided by space-based products and services. Funding covers up to 80 per cent of the proposed activities.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 funding call

Public Health Agency
This supports research studies addressing the current COVID-19 pandemic in Northern Ireland. Grants are typically worth up to £200,000 and projects must start within three months and in most cases be completed within 18 months.
Closing date: None
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Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA research fund COVID-19 emergency awards

University of Cambridge
These support Cambridge and sub-Saharan African researchers working together to address COVID-19 in Africa. Awards are worth up to £20,000 each.
Closing date: None
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Home-Based Child Care Emergency Fund

Home Grown
As our nation faces the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of home-based child care has never been more evident and these caregivers and providers have never been more indispensable. We cannot fight this pandemic without ensuring that the essential workforce can access safe, high-quality child care. Without immediate action to maintain the supply of home-based child care, our near term efforts to rebuild the economy will likely be stalled.
Closing date: None
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Covid-19 Response Fund

The Community Foundation for Ireland
The Community Foundation for Ireland’s Covid-19 Community Fund is aimed at the immediate needs of organisations impacted by Covid-19 and focused on the following:
– People over 60
– People with respiratory illnesses or cancer
– People experiencing domestic abuse
– Isolated vulnerable people and families, particularly those living in rural areas
– Mental health issues for those affected by Covid- 19
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 DD Relief Fund

The Arc of Illinois
The Arc of Illinois is now accepting applications for time-limited demonstration projects to assist providers in filling gaps in services that people with developmental disabilities and families are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This opportunity is possible with funds provided by the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities.
Closing date: None
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Fast Funding for COVID-19 Science

George Mason University
Science funding mechanisms are too slow in normal times and may be much too slow during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fast Grants are an effort to correct this.If you are a scientist at an academic institution currently working on a COVID-19 related project and in need of funding, we invite you to apply for a Fast Grant.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 Rapid Response Initiative

Richland County Foundation
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Richland County Foundation has redirected its Unrestricted/Community Fund to meet emerging needs. The Community Fund will provide grants for basic needs such as food and housing along with other essential health and human services.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 Community Resilience Fund

AbbVie Inc.
At AbbVie, supporting our employees, our patients and giving back to vulnerable and underserved communities is an important part of who we are. And this crisis is no different. We believe we should all do our part to alleviate the burden of this unprecedented crisis.
Closing date: None
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Solidarity Fund for COVID-19 Organizing

Bread & Roses Community Fund
The Solidarity Fund for COVID-19 Organizing is providing emergency grants to grassroots community organizing groups.
Closing date: None
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Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund

Cleveland Foundation
The Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund is designed to complement the work of public health officials and expand local capacity to address all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible.
Closing date: None
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Emergency Relief Grant

A Better Chicago
Funds will support the urgent needs of young people and their families, with a specific focus on Black and Latinx youth due to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on these communities and the systemic inequities that exist in Chicago.
Closing date: None
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Brown COVID-19 Research Seed Fund

Brown University
The Brown COVID-19 Research Seed Fund is a one-time funding mechanism intended to fast track innovative research proposals that directly address the urgent needs of the COVID-19 pandemic. These awards will support research with the potential for significant and rapid impact on human health with respect to the disease (COVID-19) or the causal virus (SARS-CoV-2), and research that involves the use of Brown’s facilities to produce products of immediate need for the health care system in Rhode Island and the nation.
Closing date: None
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Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic

Minneapolis Foundation
The world, our nation, and our local community are in uncharted territory as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The regional outbreak will have immediate and long-term economic effects on people and organizations all over our community, and Minneapolis-St. Paul nonprofits are on the front lines of this rapidly evolving situation.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund for Berkshire County

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
The fund is providing flexible resources to nonprofit organizations in Berkshire County working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.
Closing date: None
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Emergency response to the coronavirus epidemic in Denmark

Novo Nordisk Fonden / Novo Nordisk Foundation
Novo Nordisk Foundations invites applications for its emergency response to the coronavirus epidemic in Denmark. This supports national projects aiming to mitigate the adverse health effects of the coronavirus epidemic in Denmark.
Closing date: None
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Colorado Assistance Fund

El Pomar Foundation
Grants from the fund will be distributed to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or government entities supporting access to appropriate healthcare and meeting basic human needs such as food access, rent and utilities assistance, and emergency services for individuals and communities impacted by the virus. Grants from the fund will be distributed to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or government entities supporting access to appropriate healthcare and meeting basic human needs such as food access, rent and utilities assistance, and emergency services for individuals and communities impacted by the virus.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 Response Fund Grants

Rhode Island Foundation
COVID-19 Response Fund Grants are available to Rhode Island nonprofit organizations at the forefront of COVID-19 response, thanks to many generous donors, and a partnership between the Rhode Island Foundation and United Way of Rhode Island.
Closing date: None
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LGBTQ COVID-19 Response Emergency Fund

Horizons Foundation
The COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented challenges throughout the SF Bay Area and the nation, as well as in the Bay Area’s LGBTQ community.These challenges come in the form of threats to the health and well-being of hundreds of thousands of LGBTQ people living in the nine Bay Area counties, including those most at risk for COVID-19-related illness. The pandemic and related economic shutdowns also threaten to overwhelm the capacity of critical LGBTQ community nonprofits, as well as pose near- and long-term financial hardship.
Closing date: None
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Oregon Community Recovery Grant Program

Oregon Community Foundation (OCF)
The Oregon Community Recovery Grant program will provide funds to organizations that are particularly affected by the outbreak of COVID-19.
Please note that we will continually evaluate the needs of our communities. Due to the changing nature of this outbreak, the types of projects and available funding from this program may also shift over time.
Closing date: None
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San Francisco’s Arts & Artists Relief Funds (COVID-19)

San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC)
San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) and Grants for the Arts (GFTA) have launched an emergency relief fund-the San Francisco Arts & Artists Relief Fund-to mitigate COVID-19 related financial losses that artists and small to mid-size arts and culture organizations have suffered. San Francisco’s arts and culture ecosystem is fragile, vital, and at risk-it’s necessary we respond immediately. The San Francisco Arts & Artists Relief Fund will provide financial support to the individuals and organizations that anchor our vulnerable and vitally important cultural communities.
Closing date: None
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Rapid Response Funding for Covid-19

Omidyar Network India
Omidyar Network India announced a call for proposals for rapid response funding to tackle the challenges posed by the Covid-19 situation and the consequent socio-economic impact.
Closing date: None
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Emergency COVID-19 Research Seed Funding

University of California
In light of the emergence and spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in California and beyond, the statewide funding programs of the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) Research Grants Program Office (California Breast Cancer Research Program, Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, California HIV/AIDS Research Program) and the Type 1 Diabetes Research Fund are together making available up to $2M on April 6, 2020 to immediately support urgent research to mitigate the pandem
Closing date: None
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SUNY Research Seed Fund Program: COVID-19

Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY)
The SUNY Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) is announcing a new seed grant program to support SUNY faculty in expeditiously responding to solicitations from extramural funding agencies on research proposals related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Proposals are invited from multidisciplinary SUNY faculty teams engaged in research related to COVID-19 and who are actively targeting extramural funding opportunities. Proposals that bridge the engineering/computing sciences and health/medical sciences are particularly encouraged.
Closing date: None
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Government support for research related to COVID-19

United Kingdom Government
The National Institute for Health Research, in partnership with UK Research and Innovation, invites applications for its government support for research related to COVID-19. 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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COVID-19-related enhancements to existing PCORI-funded research projects

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
These support projects addressing the COVID-19 public health crisis through enhancements to currently funded institute research projects. Grants are worth up to USD 500,000 each.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19-related enhancements to existing PCORI-funded engagement awards

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
These support projects addressing the COVID-19 public health crisis through enhancements to currently funded institute engagement awards. Grants are worth up to USD 150,000 each for up to one year.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19-related enhancements to existing PCORI-funded dissemination and implementation awards

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
This supports research addressing the COVID-19 public health crisis with enhancements to currently funded institute dissemination and implementation awards. Grants are worth up to USD 500,000 each.
Closing date: None
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Highlight notice – COVID-19 and ethnicity

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR
This supports research on the impact of COVID-19 on people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. The size of grants will vary according to the needs of each research project, but will need to provide a robust case for value for money.
Closing date: None
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NIHR-BHF cardiovascular partnership covid-19 research

British Heart Foundation
This seeks proposals from the cardiovascular research community for covid-19 flagship projects.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 special conference support grants

Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association
These support student and early-career researcher members in allaying the costs of virtual or in-person conference attendance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants are worth up to AUD 500 each.
Closing date: None
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Emergency awards – rapid investigation of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and coronavirus disease 2019 (R01 clinical trial not allowed)

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
These support research on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. The maximum project period is five years.
Closing date: None
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Supplements for research on biological effects of the 2019 novel coronavirus on the nervous system

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
These support research to address the biology, pathophysiology, prevention, diagnosis, sequelae or treatment of the 2019 novel coronavirus that are directly related to the institute’s mission. Grants are worth up to USD 200,000 each for up to one year.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 regional genomics initiative

Genome Canada | Génome Canada
This supports regional genomics projects designed to address specific, short-term needs of industry, non-profit, and public sector receptors through research conducted by academics in collaboration with these receptors. The total budget is worth CAD 1.5 million to provide up to CAD 250,000 per regional genome centre.
Closing date: None
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Supporting the NHS response to coronavirus

Scottish Health Innovations
This supports health and social care professionals across Scotland in developing innovative solutions in response to the coronavirus crisis. Grants are worth up to £25,000 each.
Closing date: None
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Global Challenges Research Fund/Newton Fund agile response call to address COVID-19

UK Research and Innovation
This supports short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak in LMICs. There is no specific budget for this call and research of any scale may be funded for up to 18 months.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 research grants

Google
These support researchers working on urgent public health challenges associated with COVID-19. Credits may be used to access computing software.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 urgent response initiative

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
This supports innovative solutions that address time-critical social problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants are generally worth between USD 50,000 and USD 100,000 each to cover up to 25 per cent of eligible project costs.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 protein portal

Medical Research Council
This enables researchers to accelerate their COVID-19 research by sourcing key reagents from leading UK protein production laboratories. Successful applicants gain access to reagents free of charge.
Closing date: None
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Special rapid access COVID-19

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
This supports access to the MX2 macromolecular chrystallography beamline for those currently involved in COVID-19 research. Access consists of short mini-shifts of MX2 beamtime.
Closing date: None
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Call for proposals for acceleration of vaccine development and global manufacturing capacity to prevent COVID-19

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations
This supports the rapid development of vaccines against COVID-19 with a goal of achieving licensure or emergency authorisation in 12 to 18 months or less and to ensure the availability of sufficient doses for wide-spread global deployment as soon as possible in 2021. Applicants can apply for funding of their complete development plans, or parts of development plans.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 Rapid Response Rolling Call

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
UK Research and Innovation invite applications for the COVID-19 rapid response rolling call. This supports 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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Fast-Track Grant Response: COVID-19

Adira Foundation
As people all over the world are joining together to slow the spread of the coronavirus and its impact on daily life–an effort that changes daily and differs city to city and state to state–Adira Foundation is redirecting some funding to meet immediate and pressing need in our community.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 digital sprint hackathons

Natural Environment Research Council
These enable individuals and groups to draw from key NERC digital assets and data sets to consider the environmental impacts and consequences of COVID-19 and create a wealth of open, digital, environmental solutions to the pandemic. Each event awards prizes worth £3,000 for the winner and £1,500 and £500 for second and third respectively.
Closing date: None
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Modern slavery policy and human rights and evidence centre – the impact of COVID-19 on modern slavery

Arts and Humanities Research Council
This supports research that can generate evidence to improve understanding of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on behaviours, systems and structures associated with modern slavery. Grants are worth up to £150,000, with 80 per cent provided by AHRC, over six months.
Closing date: None
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Pandemic/COVID19 Science, Technology and Social Impact

Cisco Research Center (CRC)
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.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 Research Programme

The Health Foundation
The Health Foundation has launched a new research programme, which seeks to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in two distinct areas. This programme aligns with our strategic priorities and complements the existing research funding landscape.
Closing date: None
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Wales and Africa immediate COVID-19 response

Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA)
In response to this unprecedented circumstance, this Wales and Africa immediate COVID-19 Response round will fund requests for Welsh groups to work with African partners to respond to immediate issues arising from the outbreak of COVID-19.
Closing date: None
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Learning from the coronavirus crisis projects

Mercator Foundation Switzerland | Stiftung Mercator Schweiz
This supports projects focusing on the impact of the coronavirus crisis on society and the environment.
Closing date: None
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Coronavirus initiatives

KF Hein Foundation | KF Hein Fonds
These grants support initiatives inspired by the coronavirus period. Grants are worth up to €5,000 each.
Closing date: None
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Fast funding for COVID-19 science

Emergent Ventures
This supports researchers working on a COVID-19 related project. Grants are worth between USD 10,000 and USD 500,000.
Closing date: None
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Fast track access to biological and biomedical imaging technologies for COVID-19 research projects

Euro-Bioimaging ERIC
This provides COVID-19 related research projects with access to imaging facility nodes.
Closing date: None
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Research Grant for Pandemic Preparedness

Merck KGaA
The threat from newly emerging viral infections is one of the top global challenges for humanity. The recent COVID-19 pandemic shows that pandemic preparedness and having the right products and technology to fight infectious diseases with epidemic and pandemic potential is of utmost importance. It is required to act quickly to limit further substantial damages to society, economy and ecology.
Proposals will be considered that leverage technological solutions to be more prepared for pandemic outbreaks or solutions that could help to fight emerging viral infections.
Closing date: None
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Hayek fund for scholars

Institute for Humane Studies
This supports academic research and career-advancing activities. Awards are worth up to USD 5,000 each.
Closing date: None
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Last updated: 21st October 2020