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COVID-19 Funding Opportunities


InfoEd database
InfoEd Global provides access to its library of COVID-19 funding opportunities and resources. It also provides free subscription to their SPIN funding opportunities database which contains nearly 40,000 government, foundation, and industry sponsored opportunities.

GrantForward search engine
GrantForward provides a list of available coronavirus-related funding calls and other support for researchers, non-profit organizations and commercial organizations, with all relevant information, and is updated on a daily basis.

NIH Funding Opportunities related to Covid-19 and all Covid-19 research grant fudning
Use these page to explore funding opportunities specific to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Candid has provided free access to a list of funding opportunities in the area of COVID-19 that is updated on a daily basis at Funding Opportunities.

The Pace Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
SBDC business advisors are offering 1:1 virtual sessions since the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic. The center also hosts a dedicated webpage for COVID-19 programming.

Covid-19 Open Research Dataset
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Allen Institute for AI has partnered with leading research groups to prepare and distribute the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19), a free resource of over 29,000 scholarly articles, including over 13,000 with full text, about COVID-19 and the coronavirus family of viruses for use by the global research community.

COVID-19 High Pefromance Computering (HPC) Consortium
The COVID-19 High Performance Computing (HPC) Consortium is a unique private-public effort spearheaded by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the U.S. Department of Energy and IBM to bring together federal government, industry, and academic leaders who are volunteering free compute time and resources on their world-class machines. Read about the available resources below. Join the consortium.

Funding Opportunities 

Russell Sage Foundation: Social, Political, Economic, and Psychological Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health crisis that generated an economic crisis, with job losses within several months that exceeded the job gains of the previous decade and negative effects on all facets of American life. The varying response of institutions, such as government, education, business, contributed to the differential spread of the virus and its effects by geography, race, ethnicity, gender, and social class.  

In response, the Russell Sage Foundation will give high priority over the next several years to rigorous social science research that investigates the immediate and long-term social, political, economic, and psychological consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. We are particularly interested in research on the effects of the crisis on vulnerable populations and how they were shaped by both the increased inequalities of the last several decades and the differential effects of federal, state, and local policies implemented in response to the pandemic. We are also interested in how the resulting circumstances and outcomes might influence governments to better anticipate and respond to future crises.

  • LOI deadline: July 28, 2021 
  • Invited proposal deadline: November 17, 2021

Russell Sage Foundation-Behavioral Economics
The severe consequences of the Covid19-pandemic, including its economic disruptions, and the recent mass protests to combat systemic racial inequality in policing and other institutions have reaffirmed the importance of social science research examining economic, political, racial, ethnic, generational, and social inequalities relevant to public policy and social change. RSF encourages proposals that analyze any of these issues on topics of interest under our Behavioral Economics program. [See Covid-19 priorities].

The Russell Sage Foundation's program on Behavioral Economics supports novel research that uses insights and methods from psychology, economics, sociology, political science and other social sciences to examine and improve social and living conditions in the United States. We seek investigator-initiated research proposals that will broaden our understanding of the social, economic and political consequences of actual behaviors and decisions.

RSF is especially interested in research at the intersection of behavioral economics and behavioral sciences and its other programs - Future of WorkRace, Ethnicity and ImmigrationSocial, Political and Economic Inequality. Priority will be given to field experiments, as opposed to lab experiments. Projects that can contribute to a more unified theory of human behavior to eventually eliminate the distinction between behavioral economics and the rest of economics are also of interest.

  • LOI deadline: July 28, 2021 
  • Invited proposal deadline: November 17, 2021

Emergency Award: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research on COVID-19 Consortium (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
The purpose of this FOA is to advance 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.

To address these questions, this FOA aims to form a research consortium to access, extract, integrate, share, and analyze existing data from various sources with broad population coverage including underserved and vulnerable populations. Examples of existing data include public health data; personal digital data; economic, labor, and commerce data; electronic health records (EHRs); claims data; and ongoing health, demographic, and social surveys. This FOA solicits applications for individual population research projects that will be linked to a Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research on COVID-19 Consortium Coordination Center (SBECCC) to foster collaboration and synergies across consortium member projects. Investigators will work with the SBECCC to enhance as well as share data resources used in proposed research both within the consortium as well as with others for health research purposes. The SBECCC will organize annual meetings of the consortium investigators to share results, foster harmonization among measures collected, identify new opportunities for interaction/collaboration, and share results with NIH and the public. Further, the SBECCC will support the development of reports and analyses summarizing and integrating the findings/products of the consortium.

  • LOI deadline: October 8, 2021

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research to Address Vaccine Hesitancy, Uptake, and Implementation among Populations that Experience Health Disparities
This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) highlights the need for research strategies and interventions to address vaccine hesitancy, uptake, and implementation among populations who experience health disparities in the US.* Research is needed to understand and address misinformation, distrust, and hesitancy regarding vaccines (e.g., SARS-CoV-2, pneumococcal, influenza, hepatitis B, human papilloma virus (HPV), and herpes zoster) among adults in the United States and territories, especially in populations at increased risk for morbidity and mortality due to long-standing systemic health and social inequities and chronic medical conditions. The purpose of this NOSI is to solicit community-engaged research to: 1) evaluate intervention strategies (e.g., expand reach, access) to facilitate vaccination 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.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Research to understand the feasibility and acceptability of vaccine programs in dental settings among health disparity populations.
  • Research to characterize barriers to and facilitators of vaccine uptake for health disparity populations.
  • Research on the use of innovative healthcare delivery models or interventions to improve vaccine uptake within health disparity populations (e.g., Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment or SBIRT models; use of electronic health records to facilitate coordinated care).

Investigators planning to submit an application in response to this NOSI are strongly encouraged to contact and discuss their proposed research/aims with Program staff listed on this NOSI well in advance of the anticipated submission date to better determine appropriateness and interest of the IC.

Cisco Research Center
Cisco Research Center (CRC) connects researchers and developers from Cisco, academia, governments, customers, and industry partners with the goal of facilitating collaboration and exploration of new and promising technologies. CRC is interested in exploring issues, topics, and problems that are relevant to Cisco’s core business of improving the Internet. CRC is also deeply interested in adjacent technologies that leverage the power of the network to change the world. Grants in range of topics are available.

  • Rolling submission deadline

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build on a Culture of Health seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future. The Foundation is interested in ideas that address any of these four areas of focus: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work. RWJF welcomes proposals from scientists, anthropologists, artists, urban planners, and community leaders – anyone, anywhere who has a cutting edge idea that could alter the trajectory of health and increase opportunities for everyone in the United States to live their healthiest life possible.

While this RFP is focused on broader and longer-term societal trends and shifts that were evolving prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Foundation recognizes the unique circumstances and learning created by the COVID-19 pandemic may inform your response. It is at your discretion whether you propose a project related to the pandemic directly or indirectly.

  • Rolling submission deadline