COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

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ProQuest has  created a weekly updated PDF download of COVID-19 funding opportunities available for download at Research Professional News.

InfoEd Global has compiled a library of COVID-19 funding opportunities and resources for colleagues in the research realm and the broader community at large. During the crisis, they are also offering a free subscription to SPIN at

GrantForward has released a free list of grants related to COVID-19, ranging from small scale foundation to large-scale federal. The list will be updated on a daily basis. has always been a go-to for federal funding searches. To quickly find Coronavirus related funding opportunities, visit and type “coronavirus, covid-19”  in the keyword field (upper left) .

UCI Curated List of COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has created a COVID-19 Resource page that includes all NIH funding opportunities specific to COVID-19, along with related guidance. For the sake of efficiency, NIH opportunities have been removed from the table below.

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SponsorTitleLinkFirst Available Due Date(s)Expiration DateNotes
UNAMNational Autonomous University of Mexico Special Call for Binational Collaborative Project Addressing COVID-19 support UNAM-UC collaborative innovation, product development and applied research that aims to mitigate the health, social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
MCDCMedical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC) Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) Request for Information (RFI) – CoV Pandemic Response is inviting white papers for COVID-19-related research on diagnostics and monitoring, surveillance, information systems and technology for handheld point-of-care diagnostic devices, therapeutics, prophylactics, and clinical trials.
UCICampus-Community Research Incubator Grant Program: COVID-19-Related Community-Engaged Research special request for applications allows for the provision of COVID-19-related community-engaged research projects up to $20,000
DODArmy - USAMRAA - CDMRP PRMRP Technology/Therapeutic Development Award for Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health PRMRP Technology/Therapeutic Development Award is a product-driven award mechanism intended to provide support for the translation of promising preclinical findings into products for clinical applications in one or more Focus Areas published in this funding opportunity for the FY20 PRMRP Topic Areas of Emerging Viral Diseases and/or Respiratory Health. Products in development should be responsive to the healthcare needs of military Service members, Veterans, and/or beneficiaries.
DODArmy - USAMRAA - CDMRP PRMRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award for Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health PRMRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award is intended to support studies that will make an important contribution toward research and/or patient care in one or more Focus Areas published in this Funding Opportunity for the FY20 PRMRP Topic Areas of Emerging Viral Diseases and/or Respiratory Health.
DODArmy – USAMRAA - CDMRP PRMRP Clinical Trial Award for Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health PRMRP Clinical Trial Award supports the rapid implementation of clinical trials with the potential to have a significant impact in one or more of the Focus Areas published in this funding opportunity for the FY20 PRMRP Congressionally specified Topic Areas of Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health.
USDADistance Learning and Telemedicine Grants grants are intended to increase rural access to education
Human Vaccines ProjectMichelson Prizes Michelson Prizes are scientific awards given annually to young investigators who are applying disruptive research concepts and inventive processes to advance vaccine and immunotherapy research for major global diseases. The 2020 Michelson Prizes are focused on transformative research in human immunology, with trans-disease applications to accelerate vaccine and immunotherapeutic discovery.
Early career researchers highly encouraged to apply
FCCPromoting Telehealth for Low-Income Consumers; COVID-19 Telehealth Program CARES act funding for health care providers to provide telehealth services to low income communities. Also created funding for a 3 year pilot project to examine how the Universal Service Fund can help support the trend towards connected care services, particularly for low-income Americans and veterans.
TSATSA Industry Assistance with COVID-19 Not sure how relevant this is to us. TSA is seeking partnerships with industry to assist the Agency in response to COVID-19.
BARDA Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) will fund research in areas including COVID-19 diagnostics, vaccines, therapeutics, respiratory devices (including ventilators), and advanced manufacturing technologies.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund2021 Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) award Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) award provides funds to support accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology.
NIAID 2020 NIAID Omnibus Broad Agency Announcement HHS-NIH-NIAID-BAA2020 is supporting research in five areas, including radiation/nuclear medical countermeasures, vaccine candidates for acute flaccid myelitis associated with enterovirus D68, and development of vaccine candidates, therapeutics, and diagnostics for biodefense, biothreats, and emerging infectious diseases. Some, but not all, of these topic areas look relevant to COVID-19.
Gordon & Betty Moore FoundationEpidemic Preparedness: COVID-19 funding call deadline: 2020-07-30 The purpose of this funding opportunity is to provide assistance in the form of grants for the development of innovative clinical quality measures (defined in Appendix B) that promote excellence in diagnosis of three categories of disease – acute vascular events, infections and cancer.
DOD Prototype Development to Combat Novel Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 is a pre-announcement for one or more potential RFPs that would support COVID-19-related topics such as Point-of-care diagnostics, rapidly-acting Prophylactic(s) and Therapeutic(s), early-warning predictive disease modeling, and patient monitoring for non-hospital environments using tele-health systems.
BARDABARDA's Division of Research, Innovation & Ventures (DRIVe) Easy Broad Agency Announcement – COVID-19 Topics announcement posts separate topic areas, some of which are currently closed. Please check individual topic areas. Current open topics include research on diagnostic assays, vaccines, and advanced manufacturing technologies.
CEPICoalition for Epidemic Prepardness Innovations is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for the development of vaccines and other multi-purpose platform technologies against emerging infectious diseases.
The Call for Proposals is in two parts: Step 1 is an Expression of Interest (the subject of this announcement) and Step 2 is the submission of a full proposal for funding. EOIs may be submitted at any time and the review will occur on a rolling basis. After the review process, EOI applicants may be invited to submit full proposals for funding (Step 2).
In Step 1 of this Call for Proposals, CEPI asks for submissions of Expressions of Interest (EOI) for platform technologies that enable rapid vaccine development, rapid scale-up, and/or rapid induction of immunity or immunoprophylactic benefit for use in outbreaks of known viruses as well as novel or previously unrecognised viruses. These can be novel platforms or existing (proven) platforms where improvements can be made in terms of increased speed, decreased costs and manufacturing scale-up to respond to known and unknown disease threat situations.
CIRMCalifornia Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) - Special Call for COVID-19 Projects will support promising discovery, preclinical, and clinical trial stage projects that could quickly advance treatments to COVID-19 patients in need. Funding mechanisms include Discovery (DISC2), Translational (TRAN1), and Clinical (CLIN1, CLIN2) stages.
DARPAHR001119S0048 Biological Technologies BAA’s Biological Technologies Office is inviting proposals in a wide range of areas, including discovering a biological system’s underlying design rules, developing platform technologies for analyzing biological and chemical samples, and developing technologies to treat, prevent, and predict infectious diseases with the potential to cause significant public burden, among many other topic areas.
DARPAHR001119S0071 Defense Sciences Office BAA’s Defense Sciences Office is inviting proposals for innovative basic or applied research that addresses one or more of the following areas: (1) Frontiers in Math, Computation and Design; (2) Limits of Sensing and Sensors; (3) Complex Social Systems; and (4) Anticipating Surprise.
DOEDepartment of Energy Call for Suggestions and Collaborations to address COVID-19,6SFVW,WRS9R5,R651M,12020-03-18openThe DOE is inviting suggestions for how its resources might be used to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Resources include the Joint Genome Institute, the National Microbiome Data Collaborative, the Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory, and the DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase, among others.
HPCCOVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium RFP HPC is inviting applications to use resources from some of the world’s most powerful and advanced computers to support research related to COVID-19.
MozillaCOVID-19 Solutions Fund Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) Program, created in 2015, broadens access, increases security, and empowers users by providing catalytic funding to open source technologists. We have already seen inspiring examples of open source technology being used to increase the capacity of the world's healthcare systems to cope with this crisis.

As part of the COVID-19 Solutions Fund, we will accept applications that are hardware (e.g., an open source ventilator), software (e.g., a platform that connects hospitals with people who have 3D printers who can print parts for that open source ventilator), as well as software that solves for secondary effects of COVID-19 (e.g., a browser plugin that combats COVID related misinformation).
NIHRTravel and Subsistence Funding to Support LMIC Engagement During the COVID-19 Outbreak - Applicant Guidance UK’s National Institute for Health Research is inviting applications for travel and subsistence funding to support delivery of technical expertise in the global response to Covid-19. Applicants must have a substantive position at a UK higher education institution or research organization (not clear whether anyone here would qualify).
NSFDear Colleague Letter: Request for SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposals Addressing COVID-19 is inviting small business proposals for COVID-19-related research on artificial intelligence, digital health, diagnostics, distributed ledger, environmental technologies, medical devices, pharmaceutical technologies, disinfection and sterilization, and filtration and separations.
NSFDear Colleague Letter: Provisioning Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Further Research on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) RFP is inviting RAPID proposals and supplemental funding requests to existing awards that address COVID-19 challenges through data and/or software infrastructure development activities.
NSFDear Colleague Letter on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) support non-medical, non-clinical care research that can be used immediately to explore how to model and understand the spread of COVID-19, to inform about the science of virus transmission and prevention, and to encourage the development of processes and actions to address COVID-19.
PCORIPCORI Funding Opportunity for COVID-19-Related Enhancements to Existing PCORI-Funded Research Projects seeks investigator-initiated proposals to address the COVID-19 public health crisis through enhancements of currently funded PCORI research awards. Only PCORI-funded principal investigators with active research project funding contracts are eligible to submit a proposal in response to this announcement.
UCICOVID-19 Basic, Translational and Clinical Research Funding Opportunity has established a Joint Research Fund to support proposals that will have either immediate impact on efforts to treat or control the spread of COVID-19, or longer-term impact by preparing investigators to apply for extramural funding that is likely to become available.
Wellcome TrustEpidemic Preparedness: COVID-19 funding call, in partnership with the Department for International Development, invites expressions of interest for its epidemic preparedness - COVID-19 funding call. This aims to strengthen the evidence base to better prevent and control coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemics and increase research and response capacity. Proposals should focus on helping LMICs prepare for and deal with the epidemic.
UCI Beall Applied InnovationStudent Startup Student Startup Fund helps cover specific project-related expenses (up to $1,000) to further develop entrepreneurial concepts/startups for students and recent UCI alumni. Additional funds may be available in exceptional cases. Granted funds are intended for immediate or short-term use.
NSFImpact on Existing Deadline Dates respond to exigencies caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, NSF will extend deadlines for a variety of programs that are not related to COVID-19.

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