COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

Updated 9/9/2021

See Grants.gov listing of COVID-19 funding opportunities (9/9/2021)

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    Pivot a funding opportunity database. To view COVID-19 funding opportunities or receive emails alerts of new opportunities, click on these instructions where you will be able to:

    For more information about Pivot, click here or contact [email protected].

    Easily download highlighted COVID-19 opportunities, including global sponsors, a courtesy from Pivot (updated weekly):

    Per InfoEd, "InfoEd Global is proud to be able to share this library of COVID-19 funding opportunities and resources with our colleagues in the research realm and the broader community at large."

    https://www.infoedglobal.com/COVID19/COVID-19

    Go to https://www.grantforward.com/grant-covid# for this free listing, courtesy of GrantForward.

    From GrantForward:

    Regarding COVID-19 / Coronavirus Situation

    As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, it’s critically important that researchers, who are learning about the virus and pursuing science-based solutions to the global coronavirus pandemic, can find the funding they need. With this in mind, GrantForward is proud to provide free access to a list of funding opportunities in the area of COVID-19.

    The list of available coronavirus-related funding calls and other support for researchers, non-profit organizations and commercial organizations, with all relevant information, will be updated on a daily basis.

    COVID-19’s impacts are reaching every corner of the world. We must stand together. By raising awareness of these funding sources, we are honored to do our part to help researchers expand their scholarly efforts to understand and contend with this global pandemic. If you are aware of other COVID-19 research grants, we would appreciate you sharing them with us. Click here to send us an email.

    See NIH Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19 for all NIH opportunities, updated in real time.

    Use NSF's latest funding search tool: https://beta.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities

    See https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/coronavirus/ for the Dear Colleague Letters and FAQs for various opportunities.

    DOE Dear Colleague Letter -- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Asking for input on COVID-19 rapid research response involving DOE user facilities and infrastructure.

    See full details at: https://standtogether.org/2020/03/17/fresh-ideas-to-combat-covid-19-could-earn-funding/

    Emergent Ventures, the Mercatus Center’s philanthropy project, is offering:

    • $500,000 and $200,000 prizes for the best efforts to find a good treatment rapidly
    • $100,000 for best innovation in social distancing
    • $100,000 for most important innovation or improvement for India
    • $100,000 for the best blog or social media tracking/analysis of the virus
    • $50,000 for the best investigative journalism on coronavirus
    • $50,000 for best coronavirus policy writing

    There is no application process for the prizes. Emergent Ventures will make awards when it sees a significant success.

    Additionally, anyone can apply for fast-tracked grant funding for COVID-19 projects through the Emergent Ventures portal.

    Dimitra Koutsantoni is available to support applicants with their submissions. Her contact info:

    Dimitra Koutsantoni, PhD

    Director of University Corporate, Foundation Relations

    Email: [email protected]

    Call for Rapid Access Proposals for COVID-19 Research

    https://snsapp1.sns.ornl.gov/xprod_ro/f?p=109:26

    With the continuing spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences neutron sources will provide remote rapid access to support research into the COVID-19 virus and the search for effective diagnostics and therapies. Beamlines that will be made available at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, include neutron macromolecular crystallography, small angle scattering, reflectometry, spectroscopy and imaging beamlines.


    SNS and HFIR beamlines are supported by staff with expertise in neutron structural biology, biophysics, chemistry, and nanoscale materials science and engineering and could be used to help to develop physical, chemical and environmental controls to virus transmission, infection and replication, and guide in the development of new diagnostics and therapeutics of disease.  

    Researchers who would like to use these resources should submit a short rapid access proposal, outlining experiment aims and scope, at https://snsapp1.sns.ornl.gov/xprod_ro/f?p=109:26. A facility scientist will contact you regarding your proposal within 2 days. Scientific and technical questions should be sent to Dean Myles at [email protected]