Check often for updates.

  • Last update 2/24/2021
  • We check instructions to identify any explicit prohibitions on applications from US academic institutions but we do not enter the application system or communicate with funders to confirm details.

Directory:

National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunities
Other Federal Funding Opportunities
Foundations and Other Funding Opportunities
Challenges & Innovation Accelerator Competitions
  • InnoCentive                                                               
  • Kaggle Challenges                                       
Other COVID Funding Compilations

We update most items daily and also crowd-source information to aim for comprehensive representation of opportunities for those in US academic settings with breadth of disciplines. These are cross-checked weekly.

For details about the funding sources and compilations for which we conduct scheduled surveillance for funding opportunities, this is the working document enumerating sources and links: bit.ly/34HBOt8

Please suggest additions of funding opportunities in comments.

National Institutes of Health

General Communications for Awardees & Those Submitting Grants

NIH Administrative Supplements:

If you currently have an active NIH grant, you may be eligible to apply for an administrative supplement to support COVID-19 research. Administrative supplements are non-competing awards that provide additional funding to a currently funded grant to meet increased costs that are within the scope of the approved project. Contact program official to discuss. Parent funding opportunity is PA-18-591.

Multiple NIH Institutes & Offices

(NIMHD, NHLBI, NIAID, NIAMS, NIDCR, NIMH, NINR, NCI)
Notice of Special Interest: Research to Address Vaccine Hesitancy, Uptake, and Implementation among Populations that Experience Health Disparities
  • Due: January 8, 2022
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To solicit community-engaged research that addresses vaccination misinformation, distrust, and hesitancy.
(OBSSR, NIA, NIAAA, NIDDK, NIEHS, NCCIH, NCI, NICHD, NINR, NHGRI)
Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus & the Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Due: Rolling through March 31, 2021
  • Funding: $100,000 direct costs per year
  • Project period: Up to 2 years
  • Purpose: To encourage 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.
(OPPNET, NIA, NIAA, NICHD, NIDA, NIMH, NINDS, NINR, NIMHD, NCCIH)
Notice of Additional Due Date and Areas of Focus of “Research on Biopsychosocial Factors of Social Connectedness and Isolation on Health, Wellbeing, Illness, and Recovery (R01)”
  • Due: March 17, 2021
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Up to 5 years
  • Purpose: To model the underlying mechanisms, processes, and trajectories of social relationships and how these factors affect outcomes in health, illness, recovery, and overall wellbeing. Notice adds specific interest in COVID-19 responses.
(OD, NHLBI, NHGRI, NIAID, NIAMS, NICHD, NIDCD, NIDCR, NIDDK, NIEHS, NINDS, NIMHD, NCCIH, NCATS, ORIP, NCI)
Notice of Special Interest: Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisions and Administrative Supplements for Research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Individuals with Down Syndrome for the INCLUDE Project
  • Due: July 12, 2021
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To improve understanding and treatment of COVID-19 infection in individuals with Down syndrome and reduce COVID-19 associated morbidity and mortality for this population.
(NIMH, NEI, NIA, NIAAA, NICHD, NIDCD, NIDCR, NIDA, NINR, NIMHD, NCCIH)
Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects Related to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional)
  • Due: March 2, 2021
  • Funding: Up to $750,000 per year, direct costs
  • Project period: Up to 3 years
  • Purpose: To determine the role and impact of digital health interventions to address secondary health effects of the social, behavioral, and economic changes following the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly among populations who experience health disparities and vulnerable populations.
(NIA, NIMH, NIAAA, NINDS)
Notice of Special Interest: Competitive and Administrative Supplements for the Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on Minority Health & Health Disparities
  • Due: Rolling through May 1, 2021
  • Funding: Up to $125,000 direct costs
  • Project period: 1 year, with possible second year
  • Purpose: To highlight 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.
(NIMH, NIAAA)
Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements & Revision Supplements on COVID-19
  • Due: Rolling until May 1, 2021
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: 1 year, with possible second year
  • Purpose: To support mission critical areas of research for NIA as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic. Research interests are provided by the Division of Aging Biology, Division of Neuroscience, and the Division of Behavioral and Social Research.
  • FAQs here: NOT-AG-20-031

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Notice of Information: Contributing to the Global COVID-19 Crisis Response by Allowing Some NCI-supported Projects to be Redirected to COVID-19-related Research During the Crisis
Notice of Special Interest: Repurposing Existing Therapeutics to Address the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
  • Due: Receipt dates through March 17, 2021
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To repurpose existing drugs or biologics (existing therapeutics) that have already begun or completed a Phase I clinical trial.
  • Notes: Grant types include UG3/UH3, U34, U01
Limited Competitions (UL1/U01/U24/R21) to current CTSA awardees to address COVID-19 public health needs
  • Due: Variable dates through July 10, 2021
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Limited to current active period
  • Purpose: To use informatics solutions to diagnose cases and use 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. 
Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements for Tissue Chips Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus
  • Due: Rolling through January 25, 2022
  • Funding: Up to 25% direct costs of current award
  • Project period: Up to 12 months
  • Purpose: To use microphysiological systems or tissue chips in collecting and examining data on the risks and outcomes for COVID-19 infection, and to advance the translation of research findings into diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines.
Notice of Special Interest: Emergency Competitive Revisions to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements for Tissue Chips Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus
  • Due: Rolling through January 25, 2022
  • Funding: Up to current award budget
  • Project period: Up to 24 months
  • Purpose: To use microphysiological systems or tissue chips in collecting and examining data on the risks and outcomes for COVID-19 infection, and to advance the translation of research findings into diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines.
Notice of Special Interest: Availability of Emergency Administrative Supplements to Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program Awards to Address 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Public Health Needs
  • Due: Rolling through June 1, 2021
  • Funding: Anticipated $30,000 to $60,000
  • Project period: Up to 1 year
  • Purpose: To enable provision of clinical data in specified formats to support illness/infection status/surveillance determinations and/or clinical study data related to COVID-19.
  • Eligibility notes: Supplements are for UL1 component of active CTSA grant. Grants in no-cost extension are eligible to apply.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Notice of Special Interest: Aging-Relevant Behavioral and Social Research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • Due: Through May 8, 2023
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To support 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.

National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

NIAID COVID-19 research priorities
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)
  • Due: Rolling until July 8, 2021
  • Funding: Reflect actual need
  • Project period: Up to 1 year
  • Purpose: To provide personal protective equipment to directly support the needs of the NIAID’s vaccine and treatment clinical trials for COVID-19. Eligibility is limited to clinical trials and clinical studies supported by NIAID’s emergency appropriation.
Notice of Special Interest: Availability of Emergency Competitive Revisions for Select Research Activities related to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • Due: Rolling until July 2, 2021
  • Funding: Not more than annual amount of current parent award
  • Project period: Up to 2 years
  • Purpose: To increase and enhance select research efforts to facilitate the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 research response. Areas of interest are limited to: 1) current BSL3 facilities, 2) generation of critical reagents, 3) expansion of data systems, and 4) expansion of clinical trial infrastructure.
Notice of Special Interest: Availability of Emergency Awards for Limited Clinical Trials to Evaluate Therapeutic and Vaccine Candidates Against SARS-CoV-2
  • Due: Monthly through March 15, 2021
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To encourage cooperative agreement applications for implementation of investigator-initiated high-risk clinical trials that will augment ongoing and planned clinical trials of therapeutic and vaccine candidates directed against SARS-CoV-2.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Notice of Special Interest: Research on Rehabilitation Needs Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Due: Through May 8, 2023
  • Funding: Not specified; see related R01, R03, and R21 notices
  • Project period: Not specified; see related R01, R03, and R21 notices
  • Purpose: To understand 1) the rehabilitation needs of COVID-19 survivors, 2) the impact of disruptions to rehabilitation services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated mitigation actions, and 3) the impact of delayed treatment for common disabling conditions such as stroke.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

Notice of Special Interest: NIDCR Support for Research on the Physiological Involvement of Oral Cavity in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • Due: Through May 8, 2023
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To support 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).

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Notice of Special Interest: Support for Understanding the Impact of Environmental Exposures on COVID-19 
  • Due: Monthly, through May 3, 2021
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To promote rapid understanding of the potential contributions of current and past exposure to environmental agents that may exacerbate COVID-19 susceptibility, disease severity, and progression.
Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities in Environmental Health Sciences (R21)
  • Due: Monthly through October 3, 2022
  • Funding: Up to $275, 000 total (up to $200,000 in one year)
  • Project period: 2 years
  • Purpose:  To understand the consequences of natural and human-made disasters, emerging environmental public health threats, and policy changes in the U.S. and abroad. Entire cycle, from submission to award, is expected to be within 3-4 months. Use this mechanism if you are applying for a new R21 grant that does not build off of an existing NIEHS grant.

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Guidance for Cost-Related Flexibilities for SCORE Award Recipients Affected by COVID-19

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Notice Announcing the Availability of Common Data Elements for Research Related to the Public Health Emergency caused by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • Due: Open
  • Resources: Data available
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To reduce proliferation of one-off survey items and to facilitate data integration, collaboration, and comparisons across data sets pertaining to mental health outcomes and experiences during the COVID-19 public health emergency and exposures to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements and Revision Supplements on COVID-19
  • Due: Rolling through May 1, 2021
  • Funding: Varies by grant mechanism
  • Project period: 1 year, with possible second year
  • Purpose: To examine how a disrupted workforce may adequately respond/adapt to and maintain services or provide additional care for new or worsening mental health needs and/or suicide risk in midlife and older age adults will be seen as a high priority.
Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements & Urgent Competitive Revisions for Mental Health Research on 2019 Novel Coronavirus
  • Due: Rolling through April 15, 2021
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: 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.
Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements for COVID-19 Impacted NIMH Research
  • Due: Rolling through June 1, 2023
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Up to 5 months
  • Purpose: To cover unanticipated costs (within scope of parent award) caused by the COVID-19 pandemic or related mitigation efforts that could not be covered by rebudgeting existing funds.
  • Notes: Priority given to trainees in the final year of F32, K01, K08, or K23 (in that order).

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Notice of Special Interest: Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisions and Administrative Supplements For Research on Biological Effects of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus on the Nervous System
  • Due: Rolling through April 14, 2021
  • Funding: Up to $200,000 direct costs
  • Project period: Up to 1 year
  • Purpose: 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, SARS-CoV-2. 

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements & Competitive Revision Supplements on COVID-19 Within Mission of NIAAA
  • Due: Rolling through April 15, 2021
  • Funding: Up to $100,000 per year; exceptions require permission
  • Project period: Up to 2 years
  • Purpose: To understand relationships between alcohol consumption and COVID-19 related-outcomes to enhance the nation’s response to the current pandemic.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on COVID-19
  • Due: Rolling until April 1, 2021
  • Funding: $100,000 per year
  • Project period: 2 years
  • Purpose: To support research collecting and examining data on the risks and outcomes for COVID-19 infection in individuals suffering from substance use disorders.
Notice of Special Interest: Effects of smoking and vaping on the risk and outcome of COVID-19 infection
  • Due: Standard dates through September 8, 2024
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To research the effects of smoking or vaping tobacco or marijuana on the risk of acquiring COVID-19 and the clinical course of the infection.
  • Notes: Grant types: R01, R03, R21

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Notice of Special Interest: NIDCD is Interested in Supporting Research on the Impact of COVID-19 on Mission Specific Sensory and Communication Disorders
  • Due: Standard dates through September 8, 2022
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To invite research on COVID-19 in relation to NIDCD’s scientific programs of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech and language (HBTSVSL).

Other Federal Funding Opportunities:

Biomedical Advanced Research & Development Authority

Division of Research, Innovation & Ventures (DRIVe) Easy Broad Agency Announcement
  • Due: Rolling through February 3, 2023
  • Funding: Negotiated
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To fund COVID-19 related research in the development of diagnostics and/or vaccines.

Department of Energy

Invitation to send research questions
  • Due: Rolling review
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To identify scientific questions that underpin COVID-19 response and that the research community may answer using DOE user facilities, computational resources, and enabling infrastructure.

Department of State

COVID-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund
  • Due: May 28, 2021 
  • Funding: $50,000 – $1,000,000
  • Project period: 12 to 36 months
  • Purpose: To invite concept papers that will enable people around the world to mitigate the COVID-19 virus’s effects on their societies
  • Eligibility Notes: U.S. non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, overseas-based non-profit/non-governmental organizations, U.S. and overseas private/state institutions of higher education, and for-profit and commercial firms.

Food and Drug Administration

FDA Statistical Methodology for COVID-19 Fellowship
  • Due: Rolling thru June 30, 2021
  • Funding: Monthly stipend commensurate with education and experience level.
  • Project period: Three-month initial appointment. Renewal contingent upon available funds.
  • Purpose: To invite applicants for a full-time fellowship position at FDA in Silver Spring, Maryland.
  • Eligibility Notes: Doctoral degree necessary to apply.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Making Innovative Use of NASA Satellite Data to Address Environmental, Economic, and/or Societal Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Due: March 29, 2021
  • Funding: $100,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To address environmental, economic, and/or societal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Science Foundation

RAPID Funding Mechanism for COVID-19 Related Investigations
  • Due: Follow application type
  • Funding: Up to $200,000 via RAPID
  • Project period: Up to 1 year via RAPID
  • Purpose: To encourage submissions to existing opportunities via the RAPID funding mechanism for COVID-19-related investigations.

NSF: Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure

Provisioning Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Further Research on COVID-19
  • Due: Rolling
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To invite RAPID proposals and supplemental funding requests to existing awards that address COVID-19 challenges through data and/or software infrastructure development activities.

US Agency for International Development – Bangladesh

USAID/Bangladesh and the Private Sector: Partnering to Fight COVID-19
  • Due: April 29, 2021
  • Funding: $900,000 to $10M
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To provide a medium through which organizations can work with USAID and the private sector to build Global Development Alliances (that will: a) respond to the current outbreak of COVID-19 in Bangladesh; b) address important business interests and objectives; and c) advance USAID’s strategic priorities and objectives. Interventions awarded through this program may address the immediate concerns and impacts of COVID-19 as well as long term or secondary impacts such as those on food security or the garments sector, as well as promote peace, stability, human rights, and gender equity.

Non-Federal Opportunities & Consortia:

23andMe

COVID-19 Study
  • Due: Open
  • Resources: Data use
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To uncover genetic risks associated with severe outcomes of infections by SARS-CoV-2.
  • Note: Soliciting participation in a collaborative study. Contact information provided for investigators who would like to partner with 23andMe.

Boehringer Ingelheim

IIS Program i – Established Products
  • Due: Open
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To support clinical and non-clinical investigations involving COVID-19 related matters including safety, clinical outcomes, antiviral effects, or antithrombotic benefits.
  • Eligibility Notes: Applicants must be U.S. academic or community- based scientists individually or through consortia.

California Health Care Foundation

Unsolicited requests – Letter of Inquiry
  • Due: Open
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To advance improvements in the health care delivery system for the people of California, particularly those with low incomes and those whose needs are not well served by the status quo.

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Pandemic/COVID19 Science, Technology and Social Impact
  • Due: Open
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To provide solutions ranging from predictive analytics innovative devices for saving lives to technology for devising voting machines.

Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE)

COVID-19 HPC Consortium
  • Due: Rolling
  • Resources: Access to computing capabilities from some of the most powerful and advanced computers in the world
  • Purpose: To empower researchers around the world to accelerate understanding of the COVID-19 virus and the development of treatments and vaccines to help address infections via exceptional computational resources and collaborations. 
  • Eligibility Notes: 3 page application must describe need for high-performance computing and have high-performance computing knowledge and experience on the proposing team.

Fast Grants

Fast Funding for COVID-19 Science
  • Due: Submission is currently on pause.
  • Funding: $10,000 to $500,000
  • Project period: 6 months
  • Purpose: To expedite COVID-19-related science.
  • Eligibility Notes: Available to scientists at academic institutions currently working on COVID-19 related projects and in need of funding.

Gates Foundation

No open requests for investigator-initiated applications related to COVID-19 are available at this time. Current funding is directed to the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator in collaboration with Wellcome and Mastercard, as well as targeted international efforts.

ImpactAssets / Stop the Spread

COVID-19 Pandemic: Stop the Spread
  • Due: Open
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To spur development of PPE for both medical and non-medical use, novel testing solutions, widely accessible therapeutics and digital health solutions to address the needs of underserved communities and vulnerable populations.
  • Eligibility Notes: Available to private and philanthropic sectors.

Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

ICESCO Prize for Fighting Against Coronavirus
  • Due: Nominations open
  • Funding: $200,000
  • Project period: Award
  • Purpose: To reward independent researcher, group of researchers, or institution for discovering effective cure or vaccine against the novel Coronavirus.

Paul Scherrer Institut (Swiss)

Priority access call for work on combating COVID-19
  • Due: Open
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To invite short proposals for quick peer review to enable rapid access to beamtime. Research proposals shall have the potential to effectively contribute to the understanding of the virus and/or to improve the clinical or public health response and patient care. This is explicitly for projects requiring a rapid access to beamtime within the next months.
  • Eligibility Notes: Available to any group with a need for beamtime.

Pfizer

COVID-19 Vaccine Grants – General Research
  • Due: Open
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To support studies that evaluate the burden of COVID-19 and measure the impact of the vaccine among specific populations.

PurSolutions

Cytoskeleton Reagent Scholarship
  • Due: Rolling, rapid review
  • Resources: Free reagents
  • Project period: Not specified, research ready to launch
  • Purpose: To provide cytoskeleton reagents for COVID research. Coronavirus spike proteins interact with cytoskeleton filaments (i.e. microtubules and actin) for internalization into host cells – a critical step in viral pathogenesis. For some coronaviruses that targeting the cytoskeleton with tubulin or actin inhibitors reduces viral load.
  • Eligibility Note: Application includes all career stages from graduate students to PIs. Brief <=5,000 character, online submission to request free reagents for COVID research.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health
  • Due: Open
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Flexible, typically 1 to 3 years
  • Purpose: To address four areas of focus: 1) future of evidence; 2) future of social interaction; 3) future of food; 5) future of work. Proposals may choose to focus on COVID-19, directly or indirectly, but a response to the pandemic is not required.

Russell Sage Foundation

COVID-19 Research Responsive to Russell Sage Foundation Program Areas and Special Initiatives
  • Due: May 4, 2021 (LOI)
  • Funding: Amount varies depending on grant type
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To support research that assesses the social, political, economic, and psychological causes and consequences of the pandemic, especially its effects on marginalized individuals and groups and on trust in government and other institutions.
  • Eligibility Notes: RSF funds only social science research that seeks to “improve social and living conditions in the US.” As such, RFS does not fund research based in other countries. The foundation may occasionally consider cross-national research that has clear implications for the US. However, all nationalities are eligible to apply and applicants do not have to reside in the US. All applicants must have a doctorate.

Volkswagen Foundation

Corona Crisis and Beyond
  • Due: Rolling
  • Funding: Up to 120,000 euros
  • Project period: Up to 18 months
  • Purpose: To supplement existing projects from any discipline that not only contribute directly to overcoming the crisis, but can also provide impetus for overcoming major societal challenges in the medium to long term.
  • Eligibility Notes: Open to postdoctoral researchers or professors in Germany; single or integrative joint projects (up to 3 partners), international collaborations possible.

Wellcome Trust

Innovator Awards
  • Due: May 24, 2021
  • Funding: £500,000 – £750,000
  • Project period: 24 – 36 months
  • Purpose: To support researchers who are transforming great ideas into innovations in healthcare that could significantly impact the health of individuals.
  • Eligibility Notes: Available to individuals and teams from not-for-profit and commercial organizations.

Challenges & Innovation Accelerator Competitions

InnoCentive

(Use this link for new challenges added often.)

Kaggle Challenges

(Use this link for new challenges added often.)

Other Coronavirus Funding Compilations

See live links in the directory at the top of this post.

For details about the funding sources and compilations for which we conduct scheduled surveillance for funding opportunities, this is the working document enumerating sources and links: bit.ly/34HBOt8

Pardon the dust: these resources are always under construction and not all fields may be complete, with a priority on link accuracy.

Please suggest additions of funding opportunities in comments.

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2 Comments
Eigenamin says:

Thank yu so much for this great resources!
It will be really helpful  if  the The Edge for Scholars consider another article  that focuses on postdoc/career transition  funding  opportunities in the context of covid-19 centered research.
Kind regards!

Eigenamin says:

Thank you so much for this great resource!It will be really helpful if the The Edge for Scholars consider another article that focuses on postdoc/career transition funding opportunities in the context of covid-19 centered research.Kind regards!

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