COVID-19 Related Opportunities

Coronavirus Disease-19 Specific Research

Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19) has presented us with many challenges, but it has and will continue to present new research funding opportunities. The list below contains links to opportunities that are related to specific aspects of the current pandemic. This list will be updated weekly, and will reflect broader funding initiatives that will be rolling out as a result of the Cares Act.

Sponsor Program  Deadline
DHHS/NIH High-Priority Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Research Areas Open
NIHR Travel and Subsistence Funding to Support LMIC Engagement During the COVID-19 Outbreak Open
NSF Disaster Resilience Research Grants (DRRG) 8/14/2020
NSF Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST), Pre K-12 8/14/2020
DHHS/NIH NIA Multi-site COVID-19 Related Clinical Trial Implementation Grant on Aging-Related Topics in at-risk Older Adult Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Required) 9/1/2020
DHHS/NIH Therapeutic/Indication Pairing Strategies (UG3/UH3) 9/8/2020
DHHS/NIH Mouse Model Generation and Discovery of Immunoregulatory Mechanisms 9/10/2020
DHHS/NIH Director’s Emergency Transformative Research Awards (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) 10/1/2020
DHHS/NIH Research to Advance Vaccine Safety (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) 10/5/2020
DHHS/NIH Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01- Clinical Trial Optional) 10/5/2020
DHHS/NIH Large Research Projects for Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections (R01) 10/5/2020
DHHS/NIH NOSI: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) - Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on Stress Management in Relation to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 10/6/2020
DHHS/NIH Alcohol-HIV/AIDS Program Project Comorbidities, Coinfections [including COVID-19], and Complications Research: Intervention and Cross-Cutting Foundational Research (P01 Clinical Trial Optional) 10/17/2020
DHHS/NIH RFP -- AMENDMENT--Office of Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) 10/17/2020
DHHS/NIH Repurposing Existing Therapeutics to Address the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) 10/17/2020
DHHS/NIH NOSI: Availability of Emergency Competitive Revision and Administrative Supplements on Biomedical Technologies (NIBIB) for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 11/10/2020
DHHS/NIH Mechanistic Studies of the Interaction between SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 and Diseases and Organ Systems of Interest to NIDDK (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) 11/16/2020
DHHS/NIH Clinical Trial Planning: Therapeutic/Indication Pairing Strategies (U34) 11/17/2020
NSF Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) 11/18/2020
NSF Cyber-Physical Systems 12/2/2020
DHHS/NIH Notice of Special Interest: Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects Related to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 12/30/2020
DHHS/NIH NOSI: National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) - Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the Causative Virus SARS-CoV-2 2/5/2021
DHHS/NIH Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the Causative Virus SARS-CoV-2 2/6/2021
DHHS/NIH Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects Related to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional) 3/2/2021
DHHS/NIH NOSI: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) - Availability of Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus 3/31/2021
DHHS/NIH NOSI: Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)Availability of Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus and the Behavioral and Social Sciences 3/31/2021
DHHS/NIH Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 4/5/2021
DHHS/NIH NOSI: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) - Availability of Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions for Mental Health Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus 4/15/2021
DHHS/NIH Research Project Grant, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) 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) 4/31/2021
DHHS/NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) 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) 4/31/2021
DHHS/NIH NOSI: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) - Competitive and Administrative Supplements for the Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on Minority Health and Health Disparities 5/1/2021
DHHS/NIH NOSI: National Institute on Aging (NIA) - Availability of Administrative Supplements and Revision Supplements on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 5/1/2021
DHHS/NIH Administrative Supplements and Revision Supplements on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 5/1/2021
DHHS/NIH NOSI: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Support for Understanding the Impact of Environmental Exposures on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 5/3/2021
DHHS/NIH NOSI: NIEHS Support for Understanding the Impact of Environmental Exposures on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 5/4/2021
DHHS/NIH NOSI: Establishment and Maintenance of a Research Database for Neurological Manifestations of the SARS-CoV-2 Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions 5/9/2021
DHHS/NIH NOSI: Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program Applications to Address 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Health Need 7/9/2021
DHHS/NIH 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Heath Need 7/10/2021
DHHS/NIH Notice of Special Interest: Select Research Areas for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 9/8/2021
DHHS/NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program 9/28/2021
DHHS/NIH NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) 1/8/2022
DHHS/NIH NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) 1/8/2022
DHHS/NIH Research Project Grant 1/8/2022
DHHS/NIH NOSI: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) - Availability of Administrative Supplements for Tissue Chips Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus 1/25/2022
DHHS/NIH NOSI: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) - Availability of Emergency Competitive Revisions to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements for Tissue Chips Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus 1/25/2022
DHHS/NIH Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Administrative Supplements for Research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 5/10/2025
NSF Dear Colleague Letter on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) — RAPID [pdf] None Posted
NSF FAQs regarding the NSF Dear Colleague Letter on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (NSF 20-052) [pdf] None Posted
NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Request for SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposals Addressing COVID-19 [pdf] None Posted
NSF NSF Supporting Research to Address Coronavirus Disease blog None Posted