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)

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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Improving health in low and middle income countries

Medical Research Council
This supports applied research that will be of direct and primary benefit to the health of vulnerable populations living in low and middle income countries. Applied research into understanding the effects of COVID-19 in LMICs will be funded through this board. There is no se limit to the amount of funding.
Closing date: 08 Apr 2021
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Vaccine Community Innovation Challenge

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
Government of Canada

The Vaccine Community Innovation Challenge encourages individuals and/or groups across Canada to help promote vaccine confidence in their communities.
Closing date: 09 Apr 2021
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COMING SOON: Research environment grants for follow-up studies of COVID-19 vaccines

Swedish Research Council | Vetenskapsrådet
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open on 23 March and close 13 April 2021. The following information is subject to change. These grants enables researchers to collaborate nationally to conduct follow-up studies of COVID-19 vaccine that are justified by the needs of health and medical care and that contribute to a permanent infrastructure for future follow-up studies. The total budget is SEK 100 million. Grants are worth between SEK 10m and SEK 25m between three to four years. ***
Closing date: 13 Apr 2021
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Women’s economic empowerment in a low-carbon COVID-19 recovery

International Development Research Centre
This supports the generation and use of nationally and locally relevant evidence on women’s economic empowerment in a low-carbon COVID-19 recovery. Grants are worth between CAD 750,000 and CAD 1 million each for up to 30 months.
Closing date: 13 Apr 2021
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Research environment grants for follow-up studies of COVID-19 vaccines

Swedish Research Council | Vetenskapsrådet
These enables researchers to collaborate nationally to conduct follow-up studies for the COVID-19 vaccine that are justified by the needs of health and medical care and contribute to a permanent infrastructure for future follow-up studies. The total budget is SEK 100 million. Grants are worth between SEK 10m and SEK 25m for between three to four years.
Closing date: 13 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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SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and Consequences of Alcohol Use (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support research grants to address urgent, time-sensitive research questions on the relationships between alcohol consumption and COVID-19 related outcomes and consequences. The principal area of focus is research that can improve public health in the near term by informing responses to the current COVID-19 pandemic, in view of 1) the impact of alcohol misuse on incidence and severity of COVID-19 disease or 2) the effect of the COVID-19 disease and pandemic-induced restrictions on alcohol use and alcohol use disorder (AUD). Time-sensitive applications for which standard NIH review and funding timelines would compromise either the ability to conduct the research or the value of the knowledge and with the potential to inform responses to the current pandemic will be considered. This FOA uses the R21 grant mechanism, which is intended to support investigation of novel scientific ideas or new model systems, tools, or technologies that have the potential for significant impact on biomedical or biobehavioral research.
Closing date: 14 Apr 2021
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SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and Consequences of Alcohol Use (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support research grants to address urgent, time-sensitive research questions on the relationships between alcohol consumption and COVID-19 related outcomes and consequences. The principal area of focus is research that can improve public health in the near term by informing responses to the current COVID-19 pandemic, in view of 1) the impact of alcohol misuse on incidence and severity of COVID-19 disease or 2) the effect of the COVID-19 disease and pandemic-induced restrictions on alcohol use and alcohol use disorder (AUD). Time-sensitive applications for which standard NIH review and funding timelines would compromise either the ability to conduct the research or the value of the knowledge and with the potential to inform responses to the current pandemic will be considered.
Closing date: 14 Apr 2021
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SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and Consequences of Alcohol Use (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support research grants to address urgent, time-sensitive research questions on the relationships between alcohol consumption and COVID-19 related outcomes and consequences. The principal area of focus is research that can improve public health in the near term by informing responses to the current COVID-19 pandemic, in view of 1) the impact of alcohol misuse on incidence and severity of COVID-19 disease or 2) the effect of the COVID-19 disease and pandemic-induced restrictions on alcohol use and alcohol use disorder (AUD). Time-sensitive applications for which standard NIH review and funding timelines would compromise either the ability to conduct the research or the value of the knowledge and with the potential to inform responses to the current pandemic will be considered. This FOA uses the R03 mechanism, which is intended to support research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources and that may provide preliminary data to support a subsequent R01, or equivalent, application.
Closing date: 14 Apr 2021
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Notice of Funding Opportunity for Innovation in Child Protection: Intersectoral Approaches for Child Well-being

Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM)
United States Department of State (DOS)

COVID-19 has led to an unprecedented increase in risk factors of harm for refugee and conflict affected children. Widespread poverty, school closures, increased health and psychosocial distress, and xenophobia, among other factors, are known risk factors for several child protection issues, including child labor, early marriage, separation, and violence against children. COVID-19 mitigation measures have significantly disrupted social protection systems, putting millions of children, and especially refugees who already faced increased marginalization, at greater risk of violence, exploitation, abuse, and neglect. These circumstances coupled with dwindling resources due to economic contraction, makes it necessary for the child protection sector to identify innovative solutions to prevent and respond to child protection issues through intersectoral interventions. The child protection community of practice has developed numerous resources demonstrating the need for increased intersectoral responses for children, where children are placed at the center and all interventions consider opportunities to promote child well-being through prevention and identification of those in need of services. However, gaps remain in translating this guidance to action in the field. (Note: An intersectoral activity is one that incorporates child protection into other sector interventions). The COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the urgency in ensuring that global technical resources reach stakeholders in the field, including local actors, and best practices and standards are institutionalized across organizations and contextualized in different settings.
Closing date: 14 Apr 2021
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions for NIH Grants to Add or Expand Research Focused on Maternal Health, Structural Racism and Discrimination, and COVID-19

The Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), on behalf of the NIH Maternal Mortality Task Force, announces the opportunity for investigators with relevant active NIH-supported grants to address the following scientific priorities for Implementing a Maternal health and PRegnancy Outcomes Vision for Everyone (IMPROVE) in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic for pregnant persons and up to one year postpartum:
• Understand the effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection and the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal mental health, well-being, functioning and quality of life
• Identify psychosocial and behavioral health risk factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic that affect maternal mental health and functioning outcomes
• Address the impact of structural racism and discrimination (SRD) on maternal health outcomes in the context of COVID-19.
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 2021
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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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Sidney Edelstein prize

Society for the History of Technology
This recognises the author of a scholarly book in the history of technology published during the preceding three years. The prize consists of USD 3,500.
Closing date: 15 Apr 2021
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Investigation and research activities supporting government decision making – first complimentary call

Finnish Government | Valtioneuvosto
This supports research related to the cost of domestic violence in Finland as well as research on the management of COVID-19 pandemic in Finland. The total budget is €320,000.
Closing date: 16 Apr 2021
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Projects on a strategy for green recovery for the Nordic countries

Nordic Council of Ministers | Norden
The tenderer will map and analyse stimulus measures in response to COVID-19 that have had an impact on the environment and climate and which have been implemented or are planned to be implemented in the Nordic countries. The contract is worth €500,000 over six months.
Closing date: 19 Apr 2021
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Leadership award for vaccine research

Canadian Institutes of Health Research | Instituts de Recherche en Santé du Canada
This recognises the research achievements of mid-career investigators who are on track for, or have already achieved, international leadership in vaccine research for infectious diseases. The total budget is worth CAD 2.4 million for up to six grants worth at least CAD 200,000 per year for up to two years.
Closing date: 20 Apr 2021
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Science whitinga fellowships

New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
These support early-career researchers impacted by COVID-19 in the New Zealand research science system. Up to 30 fellowships are available, worth NZD 320,000 each over two years.
Closing date: 20 Apr 2021
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Capacity Building for Global, Regional, and National Immunization Programs

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
The purpose of this NOFO is to strengthen capacity and performance of global, regional and national immunization programs in priority countries to achieve vaccine preventable disease (VPD) control, elimination and eradication targets (i.e., polio eradication, measles and rubella elimination), reduce VPD-related morbidity and mortality, and address emerging public health threats such as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Recipient will strengthen the capacities to prevent, detect, and respond to VPDs s in priority countries, including immunization service delivery, comprehensive VPD surveillance, and capacity needed to prepare for, detect, and respond to VPD outbreaks. The recipient will develop and implement targeted strategies to improve access to and coverage among high-risk un- and under-immunized populations. The recipient will also work to foster immunization program sustainability (e.g. evidence-based decision making through National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups (NITAGs)), and advance program evaluation to innovate for increased immunization program impact. The Recipient will manage and coordinate Pakistan’s National Stop Transmission of Polio (NSTOP) program and support polio outbreak and outbreak prone countries. Work conducted through this NOFO will be critical to control of COVID19 and lay the groundwork for coronavirus vaccine introduction. This agreement may also address other global health priorities in line with CDC goals.
Closing date: 20 Apr 2021
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Capacity Building for National Immunization Programs in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The purpose of this award is to strengthen capacity and performance of national immunization programs in countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) to achieve regional vaccine preventable disease (VPD) control, elimination and eradication targets (i.e., polio eradication, measles and rubella elimination), reduce VPD-related morbidity and mortality, and address emerging public health threats such as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Recipient will strengthen the capacities to prevent, detect, and respond to VPDs in EMR countries, including immunization service delivery, comprehensive VPD surveillance, and capacity needed to prepare for, detect, and respond to VPD outbreaks. The recipient will develop and implement targeted strategies to improve access to and coverage among high-risk un- and under-immunized populations. The recipient will also work to foster immunization program sustainability (i.e., evidence-based decision making through National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups (NITAGs), immunization safety, and workforce capacity), and advance program evaluation to innovate for increased immunization program impact (i.e., identify and address key immunization program challenges, use of evidence to guide immunization policy). This work will be critical to control of COVID19 and will lay the groundwork for coronavirus vaccine introduction. This cooperative agreement may also support activities to address other global health priorities in line with CDC goals.
Closing date: 20 Apr 2021
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Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

This notice solicits applications for projects to demonstrate the effectiveness of local government implementation of evidence-based health literacy strategies that are culturally appropriate to enhance COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and/or other mitigation measures (e.g., public health prevention practices and vaccination) in racial and ethnic minority populations and other socially vulnerable populations, including racial and ethnic minority rural communities. This initiative will align with, but not duplicate, existing federal efforts to disseminate resources for COVID-19 responses.
Closing date: 20 Apr 2021
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Emerging leaders prize

Medical Research Foundation
This recognises researchers in the early stages of independent research who have already had an impact in their field and have demonstrated their potential to be the research leaders of the future. The focus of the 2021 prize is on scientists whose research has made a significant impact in the fight against COVID-19. One first place prize worth £100,000 is available in addition to smaller prizes of various amounts.
Closing date: 21 Apr 2021
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Viable cities – climate-neutral cities

Swedish Energy Agency | Energimyndigheten
This grant supports the development, validation and demonstration of innovative solutions and new knowledge that can contribute to achieving climate-neutral cities by 2030. The total budget is SEK 100 million.
Closing date: 28 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 2021
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EXTENDED DEADLINE: Open call

INNO4COV-19
*** The closing date for this opportunity has been extended. The previous deadline of 31 March has been extended to 30 April 2021. All other call details remain unchanged. This call supports companies with the goal of accelerating the development and commercialisation of innovative solutions that tackle COVID-19 and that have already been validated in lab environments. Grants are worth up to €100,000 each. ***
Closing date: 30 Apr 2021
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No Woman Left Behind: Coordinated Strategy to Increase Workforce Footprint

U.S. Mission to India
United States Department of State (DOS)

This funding opportunity seeks to create a multi-stakeholder regional alliance that will continue to raise awareness on the alarming decline in women’s workforce participation in South Asia, and particularly in India, with a focus on addressing the following challenges for urban women: social stigma and patriarchal mindsets; government policies and gender wage-gaps; risk of sexual assaults and unsafe work environments; corporate commitments to workplace diversity and gender parity; underrepresentation of women across sectors like oil and gas, automotive, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and information technology; addressing COVID-19 and its impact.
Closing date: 30 Apr 2021
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Call for expressions of interest on COVID-19 and its impact on the brain and mental health

Human Brain Project
This supports COVID-19 research, in particular in the field of COVID-19-related brain-disorders and mental health issues. rants are worth up to €225,000 each.
Closing date: 30 Apr 2021
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EXTENDED DEADLINE: Capitalisation projects focused on COVID-19 recovery

INTERREG France (Channel) England Programme
*** The closing date for this opportunity has been extended. The previous deadline of 31 March has been extended to 30 April 2021. All other call details remain unchanged. This call supports research initiatives that capitalise on successful pilot projects related to the COVID-19 pandemic and measures put in place to respond to it. The total budget is €8 million. ***
Closing date: 30 Apr 2021
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Edgar Gentilli prize

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
This recognises original work done on the cause, nature, recognition and treatment of any form of cancer of the female genital tract. The first prize is worth £750, and second worth £250. Projects and proposals with relevance to the COVID-19 pandemic and using digital platforms are of particular interest.
Closing date: 30 Apr 2021
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PhD and postdoc stipends

Spar Nord Foundation | Spar Nord Fonden
These support PhD and postdoc projects that investigate what economic and social consequences the COVID-19 pandemic has had and can have for various social groups in Denmark. Three stipends, worth up to DKK 2.2 million each, are available.
Closing date: 30 Apr 2021
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Latin America Regional Program

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
United States Department of the Interior (DOI)

The Latin America Regional program is soliciting proposals to reduce threats to key wildlife and ecosystems and to strengthen local individual and institutional capacity to sustain conservation processes in the long-term. Proposals should describe specific conservation actions that will foster sustainable resource use, mitigate human-wildlife conflicts, and/or combat wildlife poaching and trafficking. Proposed project activities that reduce the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on conservation goals and promote climate change adaptation and resilience are also welcome.
Closing date: 30 Apr 2021
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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 2021
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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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National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities Among Populations at High-Risk and Underserved, Including Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations and Rural Communities

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

This grant will provide funding to address COVID-19 and advance health equity (e.g., through strategies, interventions, and services that consider systemic barriers and potentially discriminatory practices that have put certain groups at higher risk for diseases like COVID-19) in racial and ethnic minority groups and rural populations within state, local, US territorial, and freely associated state health jurisdictions.
Closing date: 03 May 2021
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Behavioural economics programme

Russell Sage Foundation
This supports innovative research that uses insights and methods from psychology, economics, sociology, political science and other social sciences to examine and improve social and living conditions in the US. Project grants are worth up to USD 175,000 each for up to two years.
Closing date: 04 May 2021
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Social, political and economic inequality programme

Russell Sage Foundation
This supports research on the factors that contribute to inequality in the US and the extent to which social, political and economic inequalities affect social, psychological, political and economic outcomes. Project grants are worth up to USD 175,000 each for up to two years.
Closing date: 04 May 2021
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Future of work

Russell Sage Foundation
This supports innovative research on the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of jobs for less- and moderately skilled workers and their families. Grants are worth up to USD 175,000 each over two years.
Closing date: 04 May 2021
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Decision making and human behaviour in context

Russell Sage Foundation
This supports innovative research on decision making across the social sciences that examines causes, consequences, processes or context from a behavioural or alternative perspective. Grants are worth up to USD 175,000 each over a maximum period of two years.
Closing date: 04 May 2021
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COMING SOON: Increasing vaccine confidence among long-term care workers – expedited COVID-19 targeted PCORI funding announcement

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open on 13 April and close on 4 May 2021. The following information is subject to change. This call supports comparative effectiveness research projects aimed at assessing which interventions are effective in increasing COVID-19 vaccine confidence and uptake among long-term care workers. ***
Closing date: 04 May 2021
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Notice of special interest – impact of COVID-19 on dementia risk, progression and outcomes in Alzheimer’s disease-related dementia populations

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
This supports research on the effects of COVID-19 on the development of, or disease progression in, Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias. The maximum project period is one year.
Closing date: 05 May 2021
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EXTENDED DEADLINE: Cooperation with India -– company-driven research and innovation projects

Vinnova
*** The closing date for this opportunity has been extended. The previous deadline of 6 April has been extended to 6 May 2021. All other call details remain unchanged. This call supports corporate-driven collaborations related to the covid-19 pandemic within the areas of smart cities and clean technologies, digitalisation and the internet of things (IoT). Grants are worth up to SEK 2.5 million. ***
Closing date: 6 May 2021
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Strengthening the resilience of consumers call

German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection | Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz
This supports research projects investigating the resilience of consumers in crisis situations, particularly the current COVID-19 pandemic. Funding is worth up to €200,000 over a maximum period of two years. The call text is available only in German.
Closing date: 06 May 2021
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COMING SOON: HORIZON-INFRA-2021-EMERGENCY-01 – FAIR and open data sharing in support to European preparedness for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases

Horizon Europe: Excellent Science
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open on on 13 April and close on 6 May 2021. The following information is subject to change. This call supports proposals that facilitate and accelerate the access to, and the linking of data and metadata on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, with the emphasis on identifying and tracking of new SARS-CoV-2 variants. The total budget is €12 million. ***
Closing date: 06 May 2021
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COMING SOON: HORIZON-INFRA-2021-EMERGENCY-02 – research infrastructure services for rapid research responses to COVID-19 and other infectious disease epidemics

Horizon Europe: Excellent Science
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open on 13 April and close on 6 May 2021. The following information is subject to change. This call supports proposals that integrate research infrastructure services to form a portfolio to support research in response to infectious disease epidemics or underpinning respective forefront research in the field. The total budget is €21 million. ***
Closing date: 06 May 2021
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Notice of special interest – telehealth strategies for individuals with HIV and substance use disorders

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse
This supports research exploring and developing telehealth methods and strategies for diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and population analysis in individuals living with HIV and substance use disorders.
Closing date: 07 May 2021
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Environmental Justice Small Grants Program (EJSG)

Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ)
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to improve the environment and public health conditions of low-income communities and communities of color through the advancement of racial equity and environmental justice. This funding announcement supports the priorities detailed in President Biden’s Executive Order 13985 titled Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government and Executive Order 14008 titled Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad. EPA continues to make effective responses to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the climate crisis top priorities. To address these multiple crises, this announcement places emphasis on projects focusing on COVID-19 impacts, as well as climate and disaster resiliency. Additionally, EPA is emphasizing projects addressing diesel pollution in underserved communities living near ports and railyards as part of EPA’s Ports Initiative (see details further described in this solicitation).
Closing date: 07 May 2021
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The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program

Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ)
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to improve the environment and public health conditions of low-income communities and communities of color through the advancement of racial equity and environmental justice. This funding announcement supports the priorities detailed in President Biden’s Executive Order 13985 titled Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government and Executive Order 14008 titled Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad. EPA continues to make effective responses to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the climate crisis top priorities. To address these multiple crises, this announcement places emphasis on projects focusing on COVID-19 impacts, as well as climate and disaster resiliency. EPA continues to make effective responses to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the climate crisis top priorities. To address these multiple crises, this announcement prioritizes projects focusing on COVID-19 impacts, as well as climate and disaster resiliency. The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program provides funding to support community-based organizations in their efforts to collaborate and partner with local stakeholder groups (e.g., local businesses and industry, local government, medical service providers, and academia) as they develop community-driven solutions that address environmental and/or public health issues for underserved communities. For purposes of this announcement, the term “underserved community” refers to a community with environmental justice concerns and/or vulnerable populations, including people of color, low income, rural, tribal, indigenous, and homeless populations. Eligible projects must demonstrate use of the Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Model to support their collaborative efforts during the project period. Applying organizations should have a direct connection to the underserved community impacted by the environmental harms and risks detailed in the workplan. The long-term goals of the EJCPS Program are to help build the capacity of communities with environmental justice concerns and to create self-sustaining, community-based partnerships that will continue to improve local environments in the future.
Closing date: 07 May 2021
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Enhancing civil society organisations’ capacities in response to socio-economic impact of COVID-19 in India

Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (EuropeAid)
This aims to strengthen the capacity of civil society organisations in their engagement to mitigate and build resilience of the most vulnerable segments of Indian society following the COVID-19 crisis. Grants are worth between €500,000 and €1 million each for three to four years.
Closing date: 10 May 2021
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Improve the care of patients living with metastatic breast cancer – Canada

Pfizer
This supports projects that focus on improve the quality of life for patients with metastatic breast cancerThe total budget is CAD 200,000 to fund grants worth up to CAD 100,000 each over approximately two years.
Closing date: 13 May 2021
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PhD scholarships

Mental Health Research UK
These support research into schizophrenia and the impact of COVID-19 on mental health from an intersectional point of view. Scholarships include a stipend and cover fees for four years or until the submission of a PhD thesis.
Closing date: 14 May 2021
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Measuring brand-specific influenza vaccine effectiveness in the EU and EEA

Innovative Medicines Initiative Joint Undertaking
The tenderer will contribute to the testing of brand-specific influenza vaccine effectiveness. Contracts may be worth up to €300,000 each.
Closing date: 14 May 2021
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Notice of special interest – administrative supplements for COVID-19-impacted research training and education awards

NIH: Fogarty International Center
This supports Fogarty International Center grantees in low- and middle- income countries with unanticipated costs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic or related mitigation efforts that could not be covered by re-budgeting existing funds. Awards are worth up to USD 50,000 to cover direct costs over one year.
Closing date: 14 May 2021
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Notice of special interest – administrative supplements to awards for COVID-19-related research in low- or middle-income countries

NIH: Fogarty International Center
This supports COVID-19-related research or mentored research projects on scientific questions unique to low- and middle-income countries carried out by existing Fogarty International Center grantees. Awards are worth up to USD 75,000 in direct costs over one year.
Closing date: 14 May 2021
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Engagement award special cycle – building capacity for PCOR/CER for topics related to COVID-19

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
This supports projects that enable organisations and communities to build their capacity and skills to participate across all phases of the patient-centered outcomes research or comparative clinical effectiveness research process on topics that address health outcomes related to COVID-19. Grants are worth up to USD 200,000 over 18 months.
Closing date: 24 May 2021
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Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities (CCR)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act of 2020 allocated funds to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to states, localities, territories, tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian health organizations, or health service providers to tribes. CDC announces the availability of funds to achieve the goal of the CARES Act in preventing COVID19 and protecting the American people from related public health impacts. This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) supports this work through training and deployment of community health workers (CHWs) to response efforts and by building and strengthening community resilience to fight COVID-19 through addressing existing health disparities.
Closing date: 24 May 20201
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Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities (CCR)- Evaluation and Technical Assistance (ETA); CCR-ETA

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 allocated funds to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for states, localities, territories, tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian health organizations, or health service providers to tribes. CDC announces the availability of funds to achieve the goal of the CARES Act in protecting the American people from the public health impacts of COVID-19. This four-year opportunity provides funds to conduct a national evaluation of the Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities (CCR) program, DP21-2109 and provide training and technical assistance (TA) to CCR recipients. This program has two components: 1) conduct a national evaluation of the CCR and 2) deliver training and TA to CCR recipients. Applicants may only apply for 1 component.
Closing date: 24 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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Complementary clinical trials: Expanding access to COVID-19 vaccines and rapid response to clinical development gaps

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
CEPI is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for clinical trials with the aim to rapidly expand access to and confidence in COVID-19 vaccines by i) generating clinical evidence in special / sub-populations / age groups or ii) addressing clinical development gaps. Clinical trials which expand access and capacity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are particularly encouraged.
Closing date: 28 May 2021
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COMING SOON: Recovery, renewal and resilience in a post-pandemic world call

Trans-Atlantic Platform
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open on 31 March and close on 31 May 2021. The following information is subject to change. This call supports projects that address key gaps in the understanding of the dynamic and complex interaction of medium and long-term societal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. ***
Closing date: 31 May 2021 (Forecast)
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Addressing disparities, assessment of options, communication and dissemination research, and improving healthcare systems

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
This supports research that addresses the needs of patients and other healthcare stakeholders in making personalised clinical decisions. Proposals are encouraged that relate to the following special areas of interest: increasing access to and continuity of patient-centred maternal care; improving care for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities growing into adulthood; and COVID-19. Grants are worth up to USD 10 million each for up to five years.
Closing date: 01 Jun 2021
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Notice of special interest – COVID-19 related school disruptions impact on mental health, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health
This supports research aimed at understanding the mental health impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on school-aged children, specifically those aged between three and 12 years.
Closing date: 05 Jun 2021
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Japanese award for outstanding research on development

Global Development Network
This recognises research proposals in LMICs with high potential for excellence in research and clear policy implications for addressing development issues. A direct link to the COVID-19 crisis is welcome but not required. The first prize winner will receive USD 30,000, and the second and third prize winners will receive USD 10,000 and USD 5,000 respectively.
Closing date: 09 Jun 2021
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EXTENDED DEADLINE: Pelliconi thesis prize on company management

Leonardo Committee | Comitato Leonardo
*** The closing date for this opportunity has been extended. The previous deadline of 10 January has been extended to 10 June 2021. All other call details remain unchanged. This prize recognises a thesis on company management in the post-COVID-19 era. The prize is worth €3,000. ***
Closing date: 10 Jun 2021
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Support for COVID-19 research projects and infrastructure

Finpiemonte
This supports research and development projects and improvements to research infrastructure to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding is worth up to €1 million for a maximum period of 18 months.
Closing date: 15 Jun 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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Vouchers for research and innovation services

Finpiemonte
These enable SMEs based in Piedmont to procure services that support research and innovation, with a special focus on addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding is worth up to €200,000.
Closing date: 30 Jun 2021
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Additional activities call

Interreg Europe
This aims to provide new opportunities for approved Interreg Europe projects to exchange experiences on the way the COVID-19 crisis impacts the issue they address and to further improve their regional development policies to better face the current challenges. Funding is worth up to €500,000 per project.
Closing date: 02 Jul 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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COVID-19 Response Grant

The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation
COVID-19 and its impact on how we live and work is still very much with us in 2021. The Peter & Elizabeth Tower Foundation will offer opportunities in 2021 to apply for funding to support community organizations that continue their work in the face of challenges tied to the pandemic.
Services must focus on people aged zero to twenty-six and on one or more of the following Tower Foundation funding areas: Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Mental Illness, Substance Use Disorders.
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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Trans-Atlantic Platform Recovery, Renewal, and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World (T-AP RRR)

Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)
National Science Foundation (NSF)

The Trans-Atlantic Platform Recovery, Renewal, and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World (T-AP RRR) opportunity supports international, collaborative research projects that address key gaps in our understanding of the complex societal effects of COVID-19. Specifically, T-AP RRR supports research that addresses one or more of the following challenges: reducing inequalities and vulnerabilities; building a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable society; fostering democratic governance and participation; advancing responsible and inclusive digital innovation; and/or ensuring effective and accurate communication and media.
Closing date: 12 Jul 2021
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COMING SOON: Boost your ideas

Regional Union of Chambers of Commerce of Lazio | Unioncamere Lazio
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open on 28 June 2021. The following information is subject to change. This call supports projects relating to life after the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants are worth up to €10,000 each. All information is in Italian. ***
Closing date: 15 Jul 2021 (Forecast)
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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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TWAS-CSIR postgraduate fellowship programme

TWAS
This enables scholars from developing countries to pursue research leading towards a PhD in the areas of science and technology at CSIR research laboratories. Fellowships last for up to four years and provide a monthly stipend to cover living costs, food and health insurance.
Closing date: 31 Jul 2021
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TWAS-CSIR postdoctoral fellowship programme

TWAS
This enables young scientists to pursue postdoctoral research in emerging areas of science and technology at the CSIR research laboratories. Fellowships provide a monthly stipend to cover living costs, meals and health insurance for six to 12 months.
Closing date: 31 Jul 2021
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Health services and delivery research – commissioned call: 21/16

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR
This supports high quality, theory-led work on effective approaches to supporting carers. There are no fixed limits on the duration of projects or funding, and proposals should be tailored to fully address the research problem.
Closing date: 05 Aug 2021
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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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COMING SOON: Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) COVID-19 Call

National Research Foundation of South Africa
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open on 1 June and close on 17 September 2021. The following information is subject to change. This call supports research into COVID-19. ***
Closing date: 17 Sep 21 (Forecast)
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Steven O Walfish grants

American Psychological Association
These support the next generation of student and early-career psychologists in order to expand the knowledge base in the practice of psychology. Two grants, worth USD 2,250 each, are available. Priority considerations will be given to candidates whose research addresses the psychological effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Closing date: 30 Sep 2021
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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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COMING SOON: Research for patient and public benefit scheme

Health and Care Research Wales
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in September 2021. The following information is subject to change. This scheme supports capacity and capability building in NHS Wales, including Public Health Wales, by funding research related to the day-to-day practice of the health service. Projects may last up to two years. ***
Closing date: 27 Oct 2021 (Forecast)
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COMING SOON: General call for proposals

Democracy and Media Foundation | Stichting Democratie en Media
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open on 1 September 2021. The following information is subject to change. This call supports initiatives that stimulate independent and critical media and sustain or promote a strong and democratic state. Proposals relating to the reinforcement of democracy and rule of law in the Netherlands in response to the COVID-19 crisis are particularly welcomed. Grants are on average worth €15,000 each. Up to €50,000 may be requested per project. ***
Closing date: 31 Oct 2021 (Forecast)
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COMING SOON: Student essay competition

Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open towards the end of 2021. The following information is subject to change. This award recognises an essay on the topic of COVID-19 in an inequitable world. The prize is worth £200. ***
Closing date: 27 Nov 2021 (Forecast)
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisions for Modeling Research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the Causative Virus SARS-CoV-2

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

NIGMS will accept the submission of applications for Competitive Revisions to all active NIGMS grants to address only the following research area: Incorporation of data related to SARS-CoV-2 into ongoing research efforts to develop predictive computational models for the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and other related infectious agents. Efforts may include, for example, models for vaccination or other mitigation strategies, potential economic impacts and other topics related to transmission of SARS-CoV-2 variants.
Closing date: 15 Dec 2021
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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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USAID/Peru – Peru New Partnerships and Private Sector Engagement Initiative

Peru USAID-Lima
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)/Annual Program Statement (APS) is authorized in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, and is intended to increase the sustainability and impact of USAID/Peru’s development assistance through the private sector and related partnerships in the following areas: Alternative Development (AD); Environmental and Sustainable Growth (ESG); South America Regional/Amazon Regional Environment Program (SAR/AREP); Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG); Regional Migration and Health Office (RMHO); COVID-19 Pandemic (COVID).
Closing date 24 Mar 2021
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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 2022
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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 (NOSI): Complement in Basic Immunology (CIBI)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The mechanisms by which complement components, receptors and pathways contribute to protective immune responses or pathogenesis remain to be fully elucidated. A better understanding of complement mechanism of action is critical for harnessing its positive effects in the development of adjuvants and vaccines, and for targeting it with therapeutics to reign in dysregulated complement responses.
Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Studies of the role of complement during adaptive or innate immune cell activation, differentiation, function, homeostasis, and memory;
• Mechanisms regulating the crosstalk of complement with other innate receptor systems;
• The potential of targeting complement components in adjuvant development;
• The role of complement components in immune pathogenesis of infection; and/or
• Development of animal models or cell- or tissue-specific in vitro and in vivo systems for studying the roles of complement in regulating immune responses.
Closing date: 07 Jan 2023
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Aging-Relevant Behavioral and Social Research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

NIA is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the continuing need for behavioral, psychological, social, and economic research on SARS-CoV-2 and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). There is a need for ongoing research on the longer-term effects of COVID-19 on the health and well-being of those infected, those caring for the sick, and many others whose lives were disrupted by the pandemic and its associated mitigation and prevention strategies. Beyond effects on individuals, this pandemic has brought about unprecedented social and economic disruption that is expected to have long-term and profound effects on the health of the population. These effects will likely be particularly acute for NIH-designated health disparity populations, and other COVID-19 vulnerable groups including older adults, who have experienced higher rates of COVID-19 infection, who in some cases rely on the efforts of paid and unpaid care partners, and who may have additional barriers to accessing the medical system itself. Further, middle-aged and older frontline healthcare and essential workers and their families face unique risks of exposure to both infection and other health-related outcomes by virtue of their employment.
Closing date: 07 May 2023
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): NIDCR Support for Research on the Physiological Involvement of Oral Cavity in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to encourage research studies focused on the physiological involvement of oral cavity and oral manifestations related to SARS-CoV-2 and/or Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Closing date: 08 May 2023
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Notice of special interest – neurological and neurocognitive sequelae from SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 in ageing and age-related neurodegeration

NIH: National Institute on Aging
This supports research addressing significant questions about the neurological and neurocognitive impacts of COVID-19 infection in aging and the interaction in older adults of COVID-19 with comorbid conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Closing date: 08 May 2023
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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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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements for the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program to Address COVID-19 Public Health Needs

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for projects that address the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. The Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program is uniquely qualified to contribute to these efforts.
Closing date: 16 Aug 2024
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Effects of smoking and vaping on the risk and outcome of COVID-19 infection

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The purpose of this notice is to communicate NIDA’s interest in supporting research on the effects of smoking or vaping tobacco or marijuana on the risk of acquiring COVID-19 and the clinical course of the infection. This Notice is a reissuance of NOT-DA-20-084.
Closing date: 07 Sep 2024
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Notice of special interest – long-term neurocognitive consequences of COVID-19 in individuals living with HIV and substance use disorders

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse
This supports research with a focus on the study of the long-term neurocognitive consequences of the COVID-19, HIV and substance use disorder syndemic.
Closing date: 08 Sep 2024
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Notice of special interest – medical consequences of smoking and vaping drugs of abuse in individuals with HIV and COVID-19

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse
This supports research focused on individuals with HIV who smoke or vape marijuana, tobacco, cocaine or methamphetamine, to determine the long-term effects of their use among individuals with HIV and COVID-19.
Closing date: 08 Sep 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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Activate funding programme

Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre
This seeks to stimulate and incentivise investment in Australian manufacturing R&D, particularly with SMEs. Projects can be funded with AUD 50,000 to AUD 100,000 for shorter-term projects with a duration of six to 12 months, and up to AUD 150,000 for longer-term projects over more than 15 months.
Closing date: None
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Community engagement grant

Poul Due Jensen’s Foundation | Poul Due Jensens Fond
This supports local Grundfos companies’ engagement and collaboration with NGOs, institutions, authorities and philanthropic initiatives in locations where Grundfos operates. The total budget is worth DKK 20 million.
Closing date: None
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COMING SOON: NHS test and trace – mass spectrometry pilot P2-P3

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open soon. The following information is subject to change. The tenderer will undertake a mass spectrometry pilot for the NHS test and trace which will include clinical validation, scale validation, NHS scale-up, industrial scale up. The contract is worth £2.5 million. ***
Closing date: Not known
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Emergency route for time-critical COVID-19 research

UK Research and Innovation
This supports short term time-sensitive collection of data or samples or rapid turn-around research or analysis to either inform urgent policy or national decision making or secure data for future research use. Grants are worth up to £80,000 for between three to six months.
Closing date: None
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COMING SOON: EU4Health funding

EU4Health
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in 2021. The following information is subject to change. This programme supports actions that build resilient health systems in the EU. The budget is €5.1 billion. ***
Closing date: Not known
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COMING SOON: Research on COVID-19 vaccine and long COVID

Swedish Research Council | Vetenskapsrådet
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The following information is subject to change. This call supports research on COVID-19 vaccine and long COVID. The total allocated budget is SEK 150 million ***
Closing date: Not known
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COMING SOON: VACCELERATE – countering coronavirus varients

HERA Incubator
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The following information is subject to change. This call supports the development of large scale, international COVID-19 cohorts and the conduct of vaccine and therapeutic trials as well as observation studies to further inform public health policy and clinical management. The total budget is worth €12 million. ***
Closing date: Not known
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POSTPONED: Applied global health research – improve health in low and middle income countries

Medical Research Council
*** This opportunity is temporarily closed. The following information is subject to change. This scheme supports applied research that will be of direct and primary benefit to the health of vulnerable populations living in low and middle income countries. ***
Closing date: Not known
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COMING SOON: European innovation procurement awards

Horizon Europe: Innovative Europe
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in the first or second quarter and close in the third quarter of 2021. The following information is subject to change. These awards recognise efforts done by public and private buyers to promote and implement innovation procurement across Europe. Three awards worth €75,000 and three worth €25,000 are available, one is for innovative procurement practices facing the COVID-19 pandemic. ***
Closing date: Not known
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Last updated: 8th April 2021