Check often for updates.

  • Last update 7/29/2021
  • 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

(NIA, NEI, NIAAA, NIDA, NIMH, NIMHD)
Emergency Award: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research on COVID-19 Consortium (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • Due: November 8, 2021
  • Funding: Application budgets are limited to less than $500,000 in direct costs in any year.
  • Project period: 5-year maximum
  • Purpose: To advance research on the impact of SARS-CoV-2 and associated mitigation efforts on individual, family, and community behavior and on how subsequent economic disruption affects health-related outcomes, with close attention to underserved and vulnerable populations.
(NIMH, NICHD)
Notice of Special Interest: COVID-19 Related School Disruptions Impact on Mental Health, Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development of Children
  • Due: September 8, 2022
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To research the potential impact of primary instruction settings disruptions (e.g., pre-school, elementary school) on the mental health, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children.
(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.

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
  • Due: Not specified
  • 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.

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

Notice of Special Interest: Availability of Emergency Competitive Revisions for the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program to Address COVID-19 Public Health Needs
  • Due: Rolling through August 16, 2024
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To provide funds for NIH CTSA UL1 And U24 grantees applying to expand the scope of their active grant.
Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements for the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program to Address COVID-19 Public Health Needs
  • Due: Rolling through August 16, 2024
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To highlight the urgent need for projects that address the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Notice of Special Interest: Neurological and Neurocognitive Sequelae from SARS-CoV-2 Infection and COVID-19 in Aging and Age-Related Neurodegeneration
  • Due: May 7, 2023
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To rapidly expand the knowledge base on acute and long-term neurological and neurocognitive sequelae of COVID-19.
Notice of Special Interest: Aging-Relevant Behavioral and Social Research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • Due: Through May 7, 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 through July 16, 2022
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: 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.
  • Eligibility Notes: Limited to recipients conducting COVID-related clinical research and clinical studies supported by NIAID’s emergency appropriation provided by “The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020” ,“The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act”, “The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021” and “The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021”.

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

Notice of Special Interest: Competitive Revision and Administrative Supplements to Existing NICHD HIV Grants and Cooperative Agreements to Understand HIV Health Impacts of COVID-19
  • Due: Through May 8, 2022
  • Funding: $150,000
  • Project period: 1 year
  • Purpose: To examine the effect of the COVID -19 pandemic and infection with SARS-CoV-2 on social, behavioral and health outcomes in people with HIV (PLWH).
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Promoting Vaccine Access, Acceptance and Uptake among Children, Adolescents, Pregnant and Lactating Women, and Persons with Disabilities
  • Due: Through May 8, 2022
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To address dimensions of access, acceptance and uptake of CDC-recommended vaccines among infants, children, adolescents, pregnant and lactating women, and persons with disabilities, especially among populations who are underserved or experience health disparities.
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 on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Notice of Special Interest: Medical Consequences of Smoking and Vaping Drugs of Abuse in Individuals with HIV and COVID-19
  • Due: September 7, 2024
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To understand the potential deleterious effects of smoking and vaping in among individuals with HIV who had been infected with the SARS-CoV2.
Notice of Special Interest: Long-Term Neurocognitive Consequences of COVID-19 in Individuals Living with HIV and Substance Use Disorders
  • Due: September 7, 2024
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To study the long-term neurocognitive consequences of the COVID-19, HIV and Substance Use Disorders syndemic.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

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
Notice of Special Interest: Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisions for Modeling Research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the Causative Virus SARS-CoV-2
  • Due: Rolling through December 15, 2021
  • Funding: Not specified
  • Project period: Not specified
  • Purpose: To improve the predictive quality of existing models of spread, diagnostics for measurement of transmission, susceptibility and recovery, efficacy and economic impact of mitigations and vaccination strategies, and differences in transmission and natural history among different SARS-CoV-2 variant strains.

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 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 on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

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

DOE Office of Science Funding Opportunities
Request for 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.

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.

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: Established Products & Respiratory
  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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