New Opportunities for COVID-19 Research Funding
Technology Development Funding and Resources (UPDATED--5.13.2020)
Fast-Grants: Fast Funding for COVID-19 Science
Due to reciept of a very large number of qualified submissions, Fast Grants applications are currently paused. Check back here for updates.
These grants are for scientists at an academic institution currently working on a COVID-19 related project and in need of funding. Fast Grants are $10k to $500k and decisions are made in under 48 hours.
Michelson Spark Grants COVID-19 Response Round (CLOSED- Announcement of awardees will be made in the coming weeks)
Michelson 20MM Foundation is launching a new round of the Spark Grant program on April 6th to fund work that supports students and faculty at this time.
Mozilla Open Source COVID-19-Related Technology Projects
Deadline: Not announced
Mozilla is offering up to $50,000 to open source technology projects that are responding to the pandemic in some way.
Amazon Web Services Diagnostic Development Initiative (DDI)
Deadline: Not announced
The AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative (DDI) provides support for innovation in rapid and accurate patient testing for 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and other diagnostic solutions to mitigate future outbreaks. Although vaccine and treatment development research is generally funded by private foundations and government agencies, fast and reliable diagnostic techniques are slow to be developed. Accurate testing and diagnosis at point-of-care or regional locations for patients with COVID-19 is critical to early intervention and treatment. AWS is offering technical support and providing AWS promotional credits to support the use of AWS services to advance diagnostic research for selected institutions and companies.
Google Cloud Research Credits
Deadline: Not announced
Google Cloud partnered with the Harvard Global Health Institute to fund companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations and academic institutions working on COVID-19 research. Google Cloud Research Credit is funding projects from modeling the outbreak of COVID-19 to predicting sepsis and discovering new planets. We look forward to supporting the next big breakthrough.
IBM: Call for Code Global Challenge
Deadline: July 31, 2020
The Call for Code Global Challenge, an initiative of IBM, asks the world's developers to build solutions for COVID-19 and climate change. Interests include crisis communication, remote education, and community cooperation.
Federal COVID-19 Funding Announcements (NEW-4.10.2020)
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Urgent Competitive Revision Supplements on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Related to HIV Comorbidities, Coinfections, and Complications within NIDDK's Mission
Deadline: June 01, 2020 (first upcoming)
For research on how coinfection with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), might affect HIV-associated comorbidities, coinfections, and complications (CCCs) within its mission.
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Competitive and Administrative Supplements for the Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NOT-MD-20-019)
Deadline: Rolling - May 01, 2020-May 2, 2021
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities seeks 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.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (UPDATED--5.13.2020)
Building Capacity for National Public Health Institutes (CLOSED)
This Notice of Funding Award (NOFO) seeks to build upon activities supported by CDC through partnerships with Ministries of Health, National Public Health Institutes, and organizations that have capacity by providing technical assistance supporting the establishment and development of strong NPHI's globally. The CDC seeks to continue strengthening NPHI's so that they are credible, technically expert, apolitical and prioritize the protection of the publics’ health
Global Health Security Partner Enhancement: Expanding Efforts to Improve Surveillance and Laboratory Data Interoperability (CLOSED)
The U.S. government’s (USG) Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) envisions a world safe and secure from global health threats posed by infectious diseases, and the current Ebola epidemic in West Africa further underscores the economic and humanitarian impacts of infectious diseases. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working to help Ministries of Health meet key International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) requirements through implementation of the GHSA. CDC seeks to work with partner countries and other USG agencies in a collaborative effort to achieve specific goals in three focus areas:
- Preventing avoidable epidemics
- Detecting threats early
- Responding rapidly and effectively
Department of Defense--UPDATED 5.13.2020
Department of Defense Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium
Department of Energy
National Institutes of Health--UPDATED 5.13.2020
Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE)
National Institute of Health--UPDATED 5.18.2020
NOT-AI-20-034 Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Emergency Competitive Revisions for Research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- NOT-AI-20-030 Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) for Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (CLOSED)
- NOT-HL-20-757 Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Administrative Supplements and Revision Supplements on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (CLOSED)
National Science Foundation