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  


Emergency Awards: SARS-CoV-2 Serological Sciences Centers of Excellence
National Institutes of Health
Deadline: July 22, 2020

The purpose of the FOA is to establish Serological Sciences Centers of Excellence with the goal of identifying and advancing research opportunities to characterize the immune responses elicited by SARS-CoV-2 viral infection; understanding the mechanisms driving the serological, humoral and cellular immune responses; determining host, genetic, and environmental modifiers of the immune response; determining the serological correlates of disease pathogenesis and protection against future infection; defining access, communication, and implementation barriers related to SARS-CoV-2 serological testing. 

Civic Innovation Challenge
National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
*Deadline extended*: August 3, 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 


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. 

Spark Grants
Michelson 20MM Foundation​
Deadline: Rolling submission and selection process

With the COVID-19 crisis severely impacting the educational space, the Michelson 20MM Foundation is launching a new round of the Spark Grant program to fill urgent needs for education organizations that are well-aligned with the following target outcomes: increasing access to and efficiency of emergency student aid programs; decreasing the “digital divide” through ensuring students, faculty, and nonprofits have access to devices, high-speed internet, technology solutions, and IT support; and accelerating the growth and shift to online and remote education via support for students and faculty.