Funding opportunities and RFIs to support research relating to COVID-19 from various agencies/organizations are listed below; please note that this list is not exhaustive. The list will be updated Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays by 5 pm. Please contact [email protected] to add a funding opportunity or with any questions.
Proposals for critical continuing laboratory research at Brown that could impact the diagnosis or treatment of COVID-19 in the current crisis should be sent to [email protected] for review and approval.
Support integrated, multi-project research programs examining the pathways by which technology and digital media (TDM) exposure and usage impact developmental trajectories and health outcomes in early childhood (ages birth-8) and adolescence (ages 9-17), including virtual learning necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
NIDA is highlighting the urgent need for continued research on the impacts of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19; especially research collecting and examining data on the risks and outcomes for COVID-19 infection in individuals suffering from substance use disorders. Apply via PA-18-935 or PA-20-272.
Supports 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.
Research on 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. Empirical data would aid in balancing health risks for various public health mitigation strategies affecting children in the current pandemic as well as inform how to both be prepared and respond to future public health emergencies, including pandemics and disaster scenarios. Apply via PA-20-185.
NIGMS will accept the submission of applications for Competitive Revisions to all active NIGMS grants to address only the following research area: Incorporation of data related to SARS-CoV-2 into ongoing research efforts to develop predictive computational models for the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and other related infectious agents.
Supports research to rapidly expand the knowledge base on acute and long-term neurological and neurocognitive sequelae of COVID-19. New and resubmission applications to address significant questions about the neurological and neurocognitive impacts of COVID-19 infection in aging and the interaction in older adults of COVID-19 with comorbid conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD-related dementias (ADRD).
Supports projects that will rapidly improve our understanding of the behavioral, social, and economic effects of the pandemic and to enhance our ability to control its spread, particularly as relates to NIH-designated health disparity populations, and other COVID-19 vulnerable groups including older adults. Apply via one of 12 FOAs mentioned in the NOSI.
Solicits community-engaged research to: 1) evaluate intervention strategies (e.g., expand reach, access) to facilitate vaccination (including for COVID-19) uptake in clinical and community contexts; and 2) address the barriers to increasing reach, access, and uptake of vaccinations among health disparity populations at high risk and likely to experience vaccine hesitancy. Apply via PA-20-183 or PA-20-185.
Encourages applications in three areas related to the intersection of COVID-19, the associated mitigation actions, and rehabilitation: research to address the rehabilitation needs of survivors of COVID-19; understand the impact of disruptions to rehabilitation services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated mitigation actions; understand the social, behavioral, economic, and health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated mitigation actions on people with physical disabilities. Apply via PA-20-185 (R01), PA-18-480 (R01), PA-20-200 (R03), or PA-20-194 (R21).
Invites applications proposing cutting-edge research on emerging viral infections that are thought to primarily impact non-reproductive sites, at least at initial presentation, but may also affect the male and/or female reproductive tract. Investigate possible effects of emerging viruses on reproductive tissues and cells to better understand potential impacts on fertility that may be sex specific. Apply via PA-20-185 or PA-18-482.
Remote Access, in-kind Lab labor; not a monetary grant
Biomedical, Clinical Research
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is currently restricting site access. Rapid Access proposals will be performed as remote access experiments with limited internal staff. The Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences advanced neutron sources will provide remote rapid access to advanced user facilities to support research into the COVID-19 virus and the search for effective diagnostics and therapies. Facilities that will be made available at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at ORNL , include neutron macromolecular crystallography, small-angle scattering, reflectometry, spectroscopy and imaging beamlines.
Google is offering Google Cloud credits for researchers to leverage their computing capabilities and infrastructure as they study potential therapies and vaccines, track critical data, and identify new ways to combat COVID-19
Biomedical, Clinical Research, Technology development
The U.S. government is providing a portal for the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) medical countermeasures task force as a single point of entry for the submission of ideas and information regarding diagnostics, therapeutics, vaccines, and other products or technologies relevant to addressing this outbreak.
The DARPA technical offices that are focused on COVID-19 efforts are the Defense Sciences Office (DSO) and the Biological Technology Office (BTO), both of which have Office-Wide Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) that are open for the submission of new ideas at any time.