COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

IPaT is sharing internal, federal, nonprofit, and industry funding opportunities related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Check back frequently for new programs, and for additional opportunities visit the Research at Georgia Tech website.

Georgia Tech Internal Funding Opportunities


EVPR COVID-19 Rapid Response Seed Grant Program

Georgia Institute of Technology
Deadline: December 31, 2020

The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research (EVPR) recognizes the unique situation created, on many levels, by the spread of COVID-19. Such uncertainty invariably leads to many questions, and as researchers we find ourselves compelled to address those questions through a scientific lens. We are considering proposals for rapid-response activities as well as reflective, long-term activities.

 

Federal Funding Opportunities 


Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program: Technology/Therapeutic Development Award for Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health
Department of Defense
Deadline: May 28, 2020

The vision of the FY20 PRMRP is to improve the health, care, and well-being of all military Service members, Veterans, and beneficiaries, and its mission is to encourage, identify, select, and manage medical research projects of clear scientific merit and direct relevance to military health. Thus, the proposed research must be relevant to active duty Service members, Veterans, military beneficiaries, and/or the American public. The PRMRP challenges the scientific and clinical communities to address at least one of the FY20 PRMRP Topic Areas of Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health with original ideas that foster new directions along the entire spectrum of research and clinical care.

Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program: Clinical Trial Award for Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health
Department of Defense
Deadline: June 8, 2020

The vision of the FY20 PRMRP is to improve the health, care, and well-being of all military Service members, Veterans, and beneficiaries, and its mission is to encourage, identify, select, and manage medical research projects of clear scientific merit and direct relevance to military health. Thus, the proposed research must be relevant to active duty Service members, Veterans, military beneficiaries, and/or the American public. The PRMRP challenges the scientific and clinical communities to address at least one of the FY20 PRMRP Topic Areas of Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health with original ideas that foster new directions along the entire spectrum of research and clinical care.

Novel, High-Impact Studies Evaluating Health System and Healthcare Professional Responsiveness to COVID-19 (R01)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Deadline: June 15, 2020

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites R01 grant applications for funding to support novel, high-impact studies evaluating the responsiveness of healthcare delivery systems, healthcare professionals, and the overall U.S. healthcare system to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Civic Innovation Challenge
National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Deadline: July 1, 2020

The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), announced the launch of the Civic Innovation Challenge, a national research and action competition in the smart and connected communities domain. Teams will compete for awards of up to $1 million to support ready-to-implement, research-based pilot projects that have the potential for scalable, sustainable, and transferable impact on community-identified priorities.

Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx)
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
Deadline: Rolling submission and selection process

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is urgently soliciting proposals and can provide up to $500M across multiple projects to rapidly produce innovative SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests that will assist the public’s safe return to normal activities. Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx), is a fast-track technology development program that leverages the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Point-of-Care Technology Research Network (POCTRN). RADx will support novel solutions that build the U.S. capacity for SARS-CoV-2 testing up to 100-fold above what is achievable with standard approaches.

Rapid Response Research Grants on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
National Science Foundation
Deadline: Rolling submission and selection process

Funding is to conduct 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 and educate about the science of virus transmission and prevention, and to encourage the development of processes and actions to address this global challenge.
 

Nonprofit Funding Opportunities

 

Russell Sage Foundation Funding Opportunities
Russell Sage Foundation
Deadline: May 21, 2020 (LOI)

Because of the effects of COVID-19 on all facets of American life, the Russell Sage Foundation is changing its immediate priorities for letters of inquiry for the May 21, 2020, deadline. For this deadline, RSF will only consider LOIs that satisfy at least one of the following criteria: (a) The research is so timely and time-sensitive that the project must start before April 1, 2021; or, (b) the research analyzes social, political, economic, or psychological disruptions resulting from the coronavirus crisis that affect social and living conditions in the United States.

COVID-19 Targeted PFA
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Deadline: May 26, 2020

In order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, PCORI is issuing a new research funding announcement with an accelerated timeline to support innovative, high-impact studies that fit clearly within our core mission of patient-engaged and patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research. The objectives of this announcement are to (1) strengthen the understanding of different approaches to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on individuals, communities, healthcare providers, and healthcare systems; and (2) provide evidence to inform clinical and public health responses, decision making, and planning.

COVID-19 and Emerging Respiratory Viruses Research Award
American Lung Association
Deadline: May 30, 2020

There is an urgent need to better understand the pathobiology and clinical implications of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) viral infection that leads to the morbidity and mortality seen with COVID-19, as well as increase knowledge about the potential emerging threat of other novel respiratory viruses. We are looking for proposals to advance research against emerging respiratory pathogens like SARS-CoV-2. All research must directly be related to COVID-19 or other viral respiratory threats that may arise in the future.

Pediatric Research Alliance Pilots
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University
Deadline: July 1, 2020

Children's and Emory are pleased to announce the availability of pilot grants for several pediatric research centers and junior faculty. These pilots are designed to stimulate new research projects, build new collaborations, and increase extramural funding for pediatric research. Applications are due July 1, 2020 by 6:00 PM. Note: interested applicants may submit SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 projects to CCIV under this RFA.