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)

Competitive grants programme

Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
This aims to develop, promote and strengthen understanding and engagement between Australia and China, in support of Australia’s national interests. Grants are expected to be worth between AUD 20,000 and AUD 1 million each per year for up to two years.
Closing date: 08 Aug 20
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EIT Urban Mobility – accelerator programme COVID-19

European Institute of Innovation and Technology
This enables start-ups and scale-ups to develop products and services targeting urban mobility challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 23 start-ups and scale-ups will be supported.
Closing date: 09 Aug 20
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Fellowship programme

Mountain Sentinels
This supports projects focused on improving social and environmental health and well-being in a mountain community impacted by COVID-19. Fellowships are worth USD 1,500 for one year.
Closing date: 09 Aug 20
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Boosting Frontline Health Workers’ Ability in Responding to COVID-19 – Virtual Awareness and Capacity Building Training Project

U.S. Mission to Cameroon
The U.S. Embassy in Cameroon announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to support Cameroon’s COVID-19 response, focusing on increasing awareness, motivating informed and constructive action, supporting frontline medical workers, and/or countering misinformation.
Closing date: 10 Aug 2020
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Boosting innovative geospatial intelligence – modelling the path to COVID-19 recovery

US Department of Defense
This supports retrospective analyses of the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic that explore the nexus of human behaviour, human mobility and spatial heterogeneity in infectious disease transmission outside the US. The maximum period of performance is one year.
Closing date: 10 Aug 20
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Understanding the factors that affect the detection and variability of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater

Water Research Foundation
This supports the development of an approach to understand the sample design factors that affect detection, variability and the dynamic range of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 genes in wastewater. Funding is worth up to USD 300,000 for a maximum period of one year.
Closing date: 10 Aug 20
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Project grant for cross-disciplinary collaboration between China and Sweden on corona and virus research

Swedish Research Council | Vetenskapsrådet
This supports collaborative research projects from cross-disciplinary teams to study the current covid-19 crisis and prepare for future pandemics. Grants are worth SEK 3 million per year for up to three years.
Closing date: 11 Aug 20
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Innovate Together Fund 2020

Rethink Ireland
The COVID-19 crisis is unlike anything Irish society has had to deal with before. It has seen the emergence of new social, economic, and environmental problems, which threaten the stability, sustainability, equality, and inclusivity of the Ireland in which we all want to live and work. We believe innovation is the key to unlocking solutions to these challenges.
Closing date: 12 Aug 2020
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Efficiency studies focused round – research into the effects and costs of paramedic recovery care of COVID-19 patients

Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) | Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
This supports research into the effects and costs of paramedic recovery care of COVID-19 patients. One grant, worth up to €800,000 for up to three years, is available.
Closing date: 13 Aug 20
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Developing the long-term research agenda – COVID-19

Health Foundation
The tenderer will develop a UK-wide vision for a long-term research agenda in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Contract is worth up to £300,000.
Closing date: 13 Aug 20
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TD Ready Challenge

TD Bank Group
The 2020 TD Ready Challenge seeks to provide financial support to organizations that have designed innovative, scalable and/or replicable solutions to help address the pandemic-caused issues faced by communities that are experiencing disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 across North America. Solutions must address at least one (but can address more) of the four interconnected drivers of change of the TD Ready Commitment (Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health).
Closing date: 13 Aug 2020
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Notice of special interest – National Cancer Institute emergency administrative supplements for research and training continuity of postdoctoral fellows during coronavirus disease 2019

NIH: National Cancer Institute
This supports postdoctoral fellows working in NCI funded projects who have temporarily lost stipend support from a non-profit funder because of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The maximum funding period is six months.
Closing date: 14 Aug 20
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Emergency Awards: Rapid Investigation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide an expedited funding mechanism for research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). NIAID is issuing this FOA in response to the declared public health emergency issued by the Secretary, HHS, for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Closing date: 14 Aug 2020
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Emergency Awards: Rapid Investigation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide an expedited funding mechanism for research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). NIAID is issuing this FOA in response to the declared public health emergency issued by the Secretary, HHS, for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Closing date: 14 Aug 2020
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Literature reviews and research gap analysis on social determinants of urban health

World Health Organization
Tenderers will synthesise and consolidate evidence from a series of literature and scoping reviews that will inform a research agenda on urban health, infectious disease and gender research, including in Covid-19 and post-Covid-19 scenarios. The budget is USD 140,000, to fund either one consortium or up to four individual contracts for 12 months.
Closing date: 14 Aug 20
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Impact of COVID-19 on gender equality and women’s empowerment

African Union
The tenderer will produce a report with recommendations on multi-sectoral actions to be taken to ensure gender-sensitive and responsive COVID-19 responses across Africa. The contract is worth USD 10,000 for two months.
Closing date: 14 Aug 20
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Society and the environment during the Coronavirus crisis workshop grants

Mercator Foundation Switzerland | Stiftung Mercator Schweiz
This supports the development of workshops focusing on societal and environmental issues that have arisen during the Coronavirus crisis. Grants are worth up to CHF 20,000.
Closing date: 16 Aug 20
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Notice of special interest – administrative supplements and urgent competitive revisions to NCCIH grants for natural product research on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and coronavirus disease 2019

NIH: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
This supports research on the effects of natural products and complementary and integrative health approaches on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and coronavirus disease 2019. Awards are worth up to USD 150,000 each for up to one year.
Closing date: 17 Aug 20
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COVID-19 – preparedness, prevention, response and recovery

Novo Nordisk Foundation | Novo Nordisk Fonden
This supports initiatives that aim to mitigate the consequences of the pandemic in humanitarian and development settings with a focus on people living in poverty, and vulnerable and marginalised populations. Grants are worth up to DKK 1 million for up to one year.
Closing date: 17 Aug 20
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Generating evidence to strengthen intersectionality and gender research efforts in infectious disease prevention and control

World Health Organization
The tenderer will generate evidence on gender intersecting inequalities in infectious disease epidemiology, prevention and control, as well as gender and intersectionality applied in infectious disease implementation research processes. The total budget is USD 200,000 for a maximum of three projects, over 18 months.
Closing date: 17 Aug 20
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COVID-19 urgency call for projects under towards a national collection

Arts and Humanities Research Council
This supports projects related to digital capacity and digital engagement with cultural assets during the COVID-19 lockdown and the period of emergence from lockdown, and that identify lessons to be learned from these for future patterns of cultural engagement and related issues.
Closing date: 17 Aug 20
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COVID-19 research grants

NSW Ministry of Health
These support research that provides evidence to inform priorities for the immediate COVID-19 response in New South Wales. Grants are worth up to AUD 1 million for up to 24 months.
Closing date: 17 Aug 20
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Technology acquisition and deployment fund – COVID-19 challenge

Technology Innovation Agency
This supports innovative ideas and technologies that can help to reduce the impact of COVID-19 transmissions and the impact of the pandemic in South Africa.
Closing date: 17 Aug 20
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Pre-studies for innovation projects in the health area that prevent future pandemics

VINNOVA (Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems)
Health-related innovation projects and feasibility studies are funded within the call for proposal. These should help to curb the spread and effects of the covid-19 pandemic and prevent future pandemics. The results of the innovation projects should be implemented and utilized already during the ongoing pandemic and the results of the feasibility studies should lead to increased preparedness for future pandemics.
Closing date: 18 Aug 2020
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Innovation projects in the health field that dampen the prevalence and effects of the Covid-19 pandemic

Vinnova
This supports health-related innovation projects with potential to curb the spread and effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Grants are worth up to SEK 5 million between six and 18 months.
Closing date: 18 Aug 20
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BRICS STI framework programme – COVID-19 call

South African Medical Research Council
This supports multilateral basic, applied and innovation research projects on COVID-19 to facilitate cooperation among the researchers and institutions of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Funding is worth up to ZAR 3 million per project per year for two years.
Closing date: 20 Aug 20
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COVID-19’s Broadscale Impact on the Lives of People with Disabilities

National Council on Disability (NCD)
The National Council on Disability (NCD) seeks proposals for a cooperative agreement to develop NCD’s annual progress report which will examine COVID-19’s broadscale impacts on the lives of people with disabilities in seven major areas: nondiscriminatory access to healthcare; the direct care workforce; group housing; education; employment; mental health; and communications.
Closing date: 21 Aug 2020
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COVID-19 impact assessment on selected agricultural communities in Colombia

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
The tenderer will conduct an impact assessment on selected agricultural communities in Colombia. The contract is worth up to £30,000 over four months.
Closing date: 21 Aug 20
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AfrIdea: A Regional Idea-a-thon for Post-COVID Progress

United States Department of State (DOS)
The Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (AF/PDPA), Africa Regional Services, of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a regional Idea-a-thon in May 2021, which would be previewed by a series of online trainings. The Idea-a-thon should create digital solutions to 1) address economic, health, and education sector challenges and 2) promote women’s leadership in peace and security post COVID-19. These challenges include youth unemployment and the youth bulge, gender discrimination and inequality, intercommunal and terrorist violence, malnutrition, and illiteracy.
Closing date: 25 Aug 2020
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COVID-19 rapid response call – phase 2

Science Foundation Ireland
This supports research in a number of thematic areas focused on advancing the knowledge of COVID-19 and its impact on health, and developing solutions that contribute to economic and societal recovery. Projects may last for up to 14 months.
Closing date: 26 Aug 20
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Exploratory research grants

Healthway
These support West Australia-based exploratory or formative studies in order to address gaps in research relevant to Healthway’s high priority areas and with demonstrated potential to influence health promotion in the Western Australia community. Grants are worth up to AUD 75,000 each for a duration of up to two years.
Closing date: 28 Aug 20
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CVD and COVID-19 Grant

National Heart Foundation of Australia (Heart Foundation)
The purpose of this grant is to improve knowledge and/or treatment of the complications or impact of COVID-19 for people with existing cardiovascular disease.
Closing date: 28 Aug 2020
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COVID-19 call for project grants with Asia

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
This supports research in any scientific field related to COVID-19. Grants are worth up to CHF 25,000 each for up to one year.
Closing date: 30 Aug 20
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Urgent Grant

Formas – Forskningsrdet fr Milj, Areella Nringar och Samhllsbyggande / Swedish Research Council Formas (Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning)
Due to Covid-19 and the current development in Sweden and the world, Formas Scientific Council has decided to open the Urgent grant 2020. Applications within Formas all areas of responsibility (environment, agricultural sciences and spatial planning) when there is an urgent need to secure future access to data (such as research data or collecting samples) or other research material (such as interviews or participatory observations) are welcome.
Closing date: 31 Aug 2020
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Just tech COVID-19 rapid response grants

Social Science Research Council
This supports research across the social sciences and related fields that address the risks, opportunities, and challenges posed by public health surveillance stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants are worth between USD 5,000 and USD 10,000 each for up to six months.
Closing date: 31 Aug 20
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Rapid response programme – COVID-19

Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute
This supports statisticians who are in the position to provide critical research support on rapidly emerging problems important to society. Budgets for a project are expected to be in the range of CAD 5,000 and CAD 7,000 for between two to four months.
Closing date: 01 Sep 20
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New horizons graduate student research grants

Medieval Academy of America
These support graduate student research projects that uniquely engage with the current research environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Up to four awards, worth up to USD 500 each, are available.
Closing date: 01 Sep 20
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Sustainable innovation fund – round 2 de minimis

Innovate UK
This enables businesses to undertake projects focusing on sustainable economic recovery from COVID-19. Projects’ total eligible costs may be between £50,000 and £100,000 for three to six months and grant may cover up to 100 per cent of the total costs.
Closing date: 02 Sep 20
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Societal effects and opportunities for transition after Covid-19

Formas – Forskningsrådet för Miljö, Areella Näringar och Samhällsbyggande / Swedish Research Council Formas (Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning)
This call is a joint initiative by Formas and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) within the framework of Formas’ three national research programmes on climate, food and sustainable spatial planning, as well as MSB’s responsibility for research within civil protection and preparedness. The call will help increase our understanding of the impacts of Covid-19 and the opportunities for transformation and recovery in the face of crises.
Closing date: 03 Sep 2020
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2020 COVID-19 Fund

March of Dimes Foundation
Currently, the health threats that moms and babies face include the COVID-19 viral pandemic where pregnant women and babies are at risk of infection and subsequent complications. The March of Dimes COVID-19 Fund was created to support the urgent need for COVID-19 specific research in maternal-child health, to help women preparing for childbirth, the families caring for a newborn, and healthcare providers during this time.
Closing date: 04 Sep 2020
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Perinatal psychiatry project prize for medical students

Royal College of Psychiatrists
This recognises a piece of original research, service evaluation or audit related to perinatal mental health. The prize comprises of £150, as well as free registration and reimbursement of travel expenses to attend the section’s scientific meeting.
Closing date: 06 Sep 20
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Gender equality and socio-economic consequences of the COVID-19 crisis

European Institute for Gender Equality
The tenderer will collect and analyse EU-wide information on the socio-economic effects of the Covid-19 crisis on women and men, notably in terms of work-life balance. The contract is worth €370,000 over 13 months.
Closing date: 07 Sep 20
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SBIR indoor sports accommodation safely and fully open to athletes and the public

Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) | Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland
This supports the development of new products and services that enable a safe and responsible reopening of indoor sports accommodations to athletes and the public with as much freedom as possible, considering risks of spreading COVID-19. Twelve grants worth €25,000 are available, with four additional grants of €75,000 under a second phase.
Closing date: 07 Sep 20
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Priority access call for work on combating COVID-19

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

Burdett Trust for Nursing
This supports nurse-led proposals for evidence-based strategies and interventions which demonstrate innovative and sustainable changes to clinical practice and service redesign, as a result of learning gained through the pandemic. Grants are worth between £20,000 and £100,000 each.
Closing date: 12 Sep 20
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International public policy observatory

Economic and Social Research Council
This supports the development of an international public policy observatory to support public policy decision-makers in developing effective strategies for responding and recovering from the social, economic and public health impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding is worth up to £2 million for one award at 80 per cent full economic cost an initial period of two years.
Closing date: 15 Sep 20
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COVID-19 and ethnicity research

UK Research and Innovation
This supports research to understand the reasons for vulnerability to COVID-19 and the differential social, cultural and economic impacts of the pandemic on minority ethnic groups. The total budget is £5 million, to fund one or two consortia.
Closing date: 18 Sep 20
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COVID-19 equity response

Health Research Council of New Zealand
This supports research that aims to contribute to the development of policy, services, and practice that ensures equitable health and wellbeing outcomes for diverse communities during outbreaks of infectious diseases, epidemics, and pandemics. Grants are worth up to NZD 1 million over 24 months.
Closing date: 18 Sep 20
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UKRI urgency grants scheme highlight notice for innovation awards – case studies on the impacts of COVID-19 on persons with disabilities

Arts and Humanities Research Council
These support the development research approaches for conducting rapid, participatory, disability-specific situational analysis and enhancing understanding of the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the livelihoods and wellbeing of persons with disabilities in low and middle-income countries. Awards are worth up to £100,000 each for a period of up to six months.
Closing date: 22 Sep 20
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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-IHE/Institution

United States Department of Education (ED)
Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act allows an institution to use up to one-half of the total funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus. The funding for Recipient’s Institutional Costs is separate from the funding previously made available for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. Because helping students remains the number one priority, please note that the institution must have entered into the Funding Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students before submitting the second Certification and Agreement for Recipient’s Institutional Costs.
Closing date: 30 Sep 2020
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Medical robotics for contagious diseases challenge

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
This seeks innovative ideas that could aid in the response to the current COVID-19 pandemic and future global pandemics. The prize fund is worth £15,000.
Closing date: 30 Sep 20
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COVID-19 call for project applications

Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme
This supports projects that draw on the extensive e-health expertise among Northern Periphery and Arctic programme projects and others, to explore adaptive responses to the COVID-19 virus, to exchange innovative solutions and to pool information for the benefit of the general public and healthcare staff. The indicative budget is worth €300,000 and grants are worth up to €45,000. Projects may last between two and four months.
Closing date: 30 Sep 20
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COVID-19 Small Grants Program

U.S. Mission to India
This funding opportunity seeks to support effective coalitions that will bolster and leverage U.S.-India collaboration across a range of fields to fight COVID-19, in India and globally.
Closing date: 30 Sep 2020
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NIH Directors Emergency Transformative Research Awards (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
This FOA solicits applications responsive only to the COVID-19 public health emergency through support of the CARES Act. All other Transformative Research Award applications must be submitted in response to RFA-RM-20-013.
Closing date: 30 Sep 2020
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COVID-19 research programme

Health Foundation
This supports projects to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the two discrete areas of how health and social care service delivery has changed in light of COVID-19, and the impact of COVID-19 on health inequalities and the wider determinants of health. Grants are worth between £100,000 and £200,000 for up to 12 months.
Closing date: 30 Sep 20
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Coronavirus emergency research

Lazio Innova
This programme supports the development of technological solutions that address various medical and social issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding is worth up to €350,000.
Closing date: 30 Sep 20
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Call for solution ideas to COVID-19 challenges

AMable
This aims to support additive manufacturing projects that may contribute to solving practical challenges in managing the COVID-19 pandemic. The total budget is worth €350,000 and grants are worth up to €10,000 for experiments lasting between six and 12 weeks.
Closing date: 01 Oct 20
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Administrative Supplements and Revision Supplements on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
NHLBI 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 of its causative agent, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Topics of specific interest to NHLBI include host response, associations with heart, lung, and blood (HLB) diseases, potential impacts on transfusion safety, and clinical outcomes of infected individuals.
Closing date: 05 Oct 2020
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Notice of special interest – emergency competitive revisions on coronavirus disease 2019 for currently active NHLBI phase I-III clinical trials

NIH: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
This supports research focusing on the safety and efficacy of interventions for primary prevention or treatment of COVID-19, associated clinical phenotypes and surrogate outcomes relevant to heart, lung and blood diseases. The maximum project period is two years.
Closing date: 05 Oct 20
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on Stress Management in Relation to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
NCCIH is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, also known as COVID-19). Topics of specific interest for this NOSI include research on stress management strategies, including mind and body approaches, that individuals may engage in remotely to address stressors related to social distancing, as well as to address recovery and recurrence of symptoms during and after COVID-19 infections.
Closing date: 06 Oct 2020
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Cherish II

Australia Council for the Arts
This supports First Nations arts and cultural groups and organisations and their respective sector and membership base in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the disruption experienced. Grants are worth between AUD 5,000 and AUD 50,000 for up to two years.
Closing date: 06 Oct 20
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Repurposing Existing Therapeutics to Address the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

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 (SARS-CoV-2) and the disease it causes, i.e., “coronavirus disease 2019” (COVID-19). NCATS is particularly interested in projects that repurpose existing drugs or biologics (existing therapeutics) that have already begun or completed a Phase I clinical trial.
Closing date: 16 Oct 2020
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Concerted action | Digital in education and higher education in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic / Action concertée | Le numérique en éducation et en enseignement supérieur dans le contexte de la pandémie de COVID-19

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

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

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

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

Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia
This supports research that examines both direct and indirect impacts arising from the COVID-19 pandemic that relate to occupational health and safety, worker recovery or return-to-work or stay-at-work procedures. Grants are generally worth between CAD 50,000 and CAD 150,000 each for one year.
Closing date: 31 Oct 20
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Notice of special interest – clinical and translational science award programme applications to address 2019 novel coronavirus public health need

NIH: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
This supports research on the 2019 novel coronavirus, with a particular focus on the use of informatics solutions to diagnose cases and advancing the translation of research findings into diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines. The project duration is limited to the remaining active budget period for the parent award.
Closing date: 02 Nov 20
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Transforming Foundation Industries – building a resilient recovery competition

Innovate UK
This funds innovative projects improving the productivity and sustainability of the UK’s foundation industries as a response to Covid-19. Projects must be worth between £100,000 and £1 million in total costs and have a duration of three to 12 months.
Closing date: 04 Nov 20
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Emergency Competitive Revision and Administrative Supplements on Biomedical Technologies for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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

NIH: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
This supports projects in translational science that address the COVID-19 public health emergency. Up to 40 awards are available. Supplement grants are generally for a maximum period of one year.
Closing date: 10 Nov 20
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Mechanistic Studies of the Interaction between SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 and Diseases and Organ Systems of Interest to NIDDK (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

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

Malta Council for Science and Technology
The Malta Council for Science and Technology and Malta Enterprise Corporation have reacted to the challenges surrounding the current unprecedented circumstances by designing a national fund entitled the “COVID-19 R&D Fund”. This initiative has been possible through the support of the Ministry for Finance and Financial Services, and the Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses.
Closing date: 30 Nov 2020
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects Related to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19

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

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR
This provides travel and subsistence funding to appropriately qualified public health professionals, clinicians and academics who wish to offer science and technical advice to support the immediate response to COVID-19 in low and middle-income countries. Funding covers travel, accommodation and meals.
Closing date: 31 Dec 20
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Support for R&D projects on COVID-19

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research | Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
This supports research and development projects on COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases. Up to 100 % of project costs may be reimbursed.
Closing date: 31 Dec 20
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Notice of special interest – urgent competitive revisions for research on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the causative virus SARS-CoV-2

NIH: National Institute of General Medical Sciences
This supports research aimed at better understanding SARS-CoV-2. Funding is provided to expand the scope of the applicant’s active grant.
Closing date: 05 Feb 21
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
NIAID and NIGMS are issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for research on the 2019 novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). NIAID is particularly interested in projects focusing on viral natural history, pathogenicity, transmission, as well as projects developing medical countermeasures and suitable animal models for pre-clinical testing of vaccines and therapeutics against 2019-nCoV.
Closing date: 06 Feb 2021
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Notice of special interest – availability of emergency competitive revisions for research on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and coronavirus disease 2019

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
This supports research on coronavirus disease with a particular focus on viral natural history, pathogenicity and transmission. The maximum project duration is two years.
Closing date: 25 Mar 21
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Small Business Research and Development of Biomedical Technologies for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Australian Government
The National Health and Medical Research Council, under the medical research future fund’s coronavirus research response, invites applications for its call on 2020 antiviral development for COVID-19. This supports research on identifying antiviral candidates targeting SARS-CoV-2 and accelerating promising effective treatments that can be made available to treat Australians infected by SARS-CoV-2.
Closing date: 08 Apr 2021
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CSO Covid-19 Research funding proposal

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

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

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

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

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
These support research projects focusing on obtaining time-sensitive data to better understand key aspects of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and coronavirus disease 2019. Application budgets are limited to USD 275,000 for two years.
Closing date: 30 Apr 21
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Notice of special interest – administrative supplements and revision supplements on coronavirus disease 2019

NIH: National Institute on Aging
This supports genetic, biological, clinical, behavioural, social and economic research on ageing as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project period will generally be limited to one year.
Closing date: 01 May 21
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Competitive and Administrative Supplements for the Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on Minority Health and Health Disparities

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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
A research opportunity is currently available with the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. CSTLTS seeks to foster deeper engagement between CDC senior leaders and public health leadership from the U.S. territories and freely- associated states.
Closing date: 01 May 2021
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Notice of special interest – support for understanding the impact of environmental exposures on coronavirus disease

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

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

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
This supports the construction of further infrastructure for the research response to the coronavirus disease 2019. The maximum project duration is two years.
Closing date: 02 Jul 21
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Limited Competition Emergency Awards: Shared Personal Protective Equipment Resources for COVID-19 Related Vaccine and Treatment Clinical Trials and Clinical Studies (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

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

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

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

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
NIAID is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the need for research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in select scientific areas.
Closing date: 07 Sep 2021
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Notice of Special Interest (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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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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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Last updated: 5th August 2020