Funding
Name Description Amount Per Grant Total Amount Eligibility
UK Government Grants to promote innovation and support UK businesses £50K £20M Demonstrate benefits to society
C3.ai (Digital Transformation Institute) Apply machine learning/AI to mitigate Covid-19 $100-500K dollars $5.8M dollars All researchers are eligible
GrantStation Multiple Covid-19 grants varies not available Nonprofits, small businesses, journalists, and artists
National Science Foundation In light of the emergence and spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States and abroad, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting proposals 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. varies Undisclosed Academics and students
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Covid-19 Therapeutics Accelerator) Covid-19 Therapeutics Accelerator varies $125MM No individuals
Chan Zuckerberg (Covid-19 Therapeutics Accelerator) Covid-19 Therapeutics Accelerator varies $25MM No individuals
Bloomberg Philanthropies Exploring therapeutic uses of blood plasma from recovered Covid-19 patients varies $3MM Project at Johns Hopkins
CEPI Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations Call for proposals for vaccines varies £2B No restrictions
Foundation for New Innovative Diagnostics (FIND) Conducting independent evaluations of molecular tests and immunoassays varies not available No restrictions
Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control - OSTLTS Numerous government grants from grants.gov varies $3M No restrictions
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Emergency grants to address mental and substance use disorders during Covid-19 varies $110MM No restrictions
Department of Defense Newton Award for Transformative Ideas during the Covid-19 Pandemic varies $500K Private institutions of higher education and public and state controlled institutions of higher education
The ProMedica Impact Fund (PIF) Nationwide philanthropic approach to accelerate efforts around Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) varies $1B No restrictions
FastGrants Any Covid-19 related project 10k to 500k not available Academic institutions
University of North Carolina Covid-19 funding opportunities varies not available Academic institutions
Jack Dorsey - Start Small Fund Covid-19 relief varies $1B Not available
University of California Emergency seed funding $25,000 $2M Academic institutions
Grantwatch Covid-19 grants, loans and funding for artists, communities, nonprofits and businesses varies not available No restrictions
Instrumentl Covid-19 grants varies not available No restrictions
Evergrande Covid-19 Response Fund Awards Bringing together clinicians and scientists and supporting healthcare infrastructure 50,000 to $500,000 not available Academic institutions
Frontiers Curated list of open funding calls for researchers, non-profit organizations and commercial organizations, specifically for COVID-19 and coronavirus-related research and treatment
Collaboration: Harvard, CAA, Thrive Global #FirstRespondersFirst puts the spotlight on frontline healthcare workers and provides actionable Microsteps to support, sustain, and build resilience during the fight against coronavirus.
Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy Exploratory Research Projects $35,000 (direct costs) Full time faculty at any of the Divisions of the Johns Hopkins University are eligible to be the PI. Junior faculty (Assistant Professor, Assistant Scientist, or equivalent) and individuals from historically underrepresented groups, as defined by the National Institutes of Health, will receive preference for funding. Students may be part of a team but cannot serve as the PI or Co-PI.
Johns Hopkins Specialized Center of Research Excellence in Sex Differences and The Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine The Johns Hopkins Specialized Center for Research Excellence (SCORE) in Sex and Age Differences in Immunity to Influenza (SADII),in collaboration with the Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine,plans to fund 1 seed grants of $40,000 to enable faculty to conduct research using a variety of methods related to how women’s health, sex differences, or gender difference impact COVID-19 outcomes. $40,000 The Principal Investigator (PI) must have a faculty appointment at The Johns Hopkins University. New or early stage investigators should demonstrate that they are be embarking on an independent research career. Post-doctoral fellows are not eligible, unless they are transitioning to faculty by 7/1/20. For those in this situation, written documentation of the faculty appointment (including effective date) must be submitted with the full application. Established investigators must demonstrate that this proposal represents a significant departure from their previous/current work.
Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation As part of a time-limited special initiative, DRK is actively soliciting proposals for quickly deployable fundable solutions that can immediately provide relief for issues created by the current Covid-19 pandemic. $50,000 – $100,000 (CURI invests 25% maximum of total)/td> The projects we are looking for will have the same essential qualities as the core DRK portfolio but will be designed for more immediate scale. We will filter potential investments through the lens of urgency: Can this make large impact at scale? Can it be deployed quickly? And can DRK be catalytic in making that happen?
Biogen Foundation The Biogen Foundation has committed $10M to aid in COVID-19 relief efforts around the world. $10M At this time, the Biogen Foundation’s COVID-19 relief efforts are focused on the following categories: Expanding and ensuring access to testing, Easing the burden on healthcare systems and healthcare workers, Providing food and necessities for our most vulnerable populations.
Merck KgA The threat from newly emerging viral infections is one of the top global challenges for humanity. The recent COVID-19 pandemic shows that pandemic preparedness and having the right products and technology to fight infectious diseases with epidemic and pandemic potential is of utmost importance. It is required to act quickly to limit further substantial damages to society, economy and ecology. How can we leverage modern technologies to create new breakthrough solutions to be prepared for such exceptional but impactful circumstances? Which groundbreaking solutions can help to fight new viral infections and prevent spreading? €500,000 €1,500,000 Proposals will be considered that leverage technological solutions to be more prepared for pandemic outbreaks or solutions that could help to fight emerging viral infections.
Mozilla Mozilla is announcing today the creation of a COVID-19 Solutions Fund as part of the Mozilla Open Source Support Program (MOSS). $50,000 Undisclosed A few key details of the program: - We are generally looking to fund reasonably mature projects that can immediately deploy our funding, early stage ideas are unlikely to receive funding. - We generally expect awardees to use all funds within three months of receiving the award. - We will accept applications from anywhere in the world to the extent legally permitted. - We will accept applications from any type of legal entity, including NGOs, for profit hospitals, or a team of developers with strong ties to an affected community. - Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. - The MOSS committee will only consider projects which are released publicly under a license that is either a free software license according to the FSF or an open source license according to the OSI. Projects which are not licensed for use under an open source license are not eligible for MOSS funding.
Ferring Pharmaceuticals Ferring is interested in funding exploratory, basic, and clinical research grants to collect data and expand knowledge about the effects of SARS-CoV-2 on reproduction, pregnancy, and foetal/neonatal health. €25,000 Undisclosed The Ferring COVID-19 Investigational Grants in Reproductive Medicine and Maternal Health (RMMH) are designed to provide funding to gather data related to IVF programs during the COVID-19 pandemic including but not limited to: - Follow-up data on infected pregnant patients at different gestational stages, including spontaneous pregnancies. - Data on the outcome of ongoing fertility care. - Data on gametes/embryos, fresh or frozen, from patients exposed to SARS-CoV-2. - Other information related to fertility outcomes.
The Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) To support the global efforts of the medical and scientific community, IUSSTF announces a Call for Proposals for COVID-19 Indo-U.S. Virtual Networks. IUSSTF encourages proposals that convincingly demonstrate the benefits and value of the Indo-U.S. partnership to advance research and address critical challenges related to COVID-19. Virtual Networks would allow Indian and U.S. scientists and engineers currently engaged in COVID-related research to carry out joint research activities through a virtual mechanism, leveraging existing infrastructure and funding. $33,000 - $66,000 Undisclosed Teams at Indian and U.S. Academic Institutions, Laboratories and/or Industries that are actively engaged in COVID-19 research funded by Federal Agencies and/or Foundations, Each proposal must involve at least one Indian and one U.S. Institution, All partners should have intellectual and financial stake in the activities by contributing resources required for project execution.
The United States–India Science & Technology Endowment Fund (USISTEF) The United States–India Science & Technology Endowment Fund (USISTEF) seeks to support and foster joint applied R&D to generate public good through the commercialization of technology developed through sustained partnerships between U.S. and Indian researchers and entrepreneurs. The current global crisis underscores the importance and relevance of USISTEF activities. Undisclosed Undisclosed Proposals must have at least one Indian and one U. S. partner for the complete duration of the proposed project. Primary partners from both sides must have significant and synergistic roles in the development and commercialization of technologies for the specific application described in the proposal, The relationship between the U.S. and Indian partners must be clearly defined, including ownership of intellectual property rights for the technology proposed to be developed and commercialized, At least one of the partners must be an entrepreneurial entity (preferably a small or medium- scale enterprise) and the team may include any combination of the following: Incorporated companies including start-ups; or, Non-incorporated entities; or Academic, governmental and non-governmental research institutions or their consortia, Individuals
Tracelink In response to COVID-19, TraceLink has prioritized its product roadmap and investment strategy to focus on delivering solutions that will have an immediate impact in helping companies meet unforeseen supply chain challenges and ensure the safe delivery of critical medicines and suppliers to their patients. Undisclosed $1 Million Healthcare disaster and equipment relief, research and development related to a treatment, mental health, education and technology and small businesses.
Internet Society Foundation Our Emergency Response Programme will provide funding to organizations working on projects that utilize the Internet to improve lives during or in response to an emergency situation. In 2020, the Foundation’s focus will be on projects that respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, both during the immediate period of the crisis but also looking ahead at responses to the inevitable “second wave” later this year/into 2021. $250,000 to $500,000 USD Undisclosed The Foundation is interested in funding organizations that: Are committed to the using the Internet as a force for good, Implement global and/or regional projects with measurable and documented impact on individuals and local communities
Spencer Foundation The COVID-19 Related Research Grants support education research projects that will contribute to understanding the rapid shifts in education in this time of crisis and change. We are especially interested in supporting two primary categories of projects. First, we are interested in supporting studies that aim to understand and disrupt the reproduction and deepening of educational inequality caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Second, we also recognize that in times of great disruption and change, there may be opportunities to remake and imagine anew forms of equitable education. $50,000 Undisclosed Proposals to this program must be for academic research projects that aim to study education.
Viiv Healthcare ViiV Healthcare wants to support the HIV and medical communities during this global pandemic and is announcing a Request for Research Proposals for Investigator Sponsored Studies (ISS). This is your opportunity to apply for a research award from ViiV Healthcare to help improve our understanding and management of the COVID-19 pandemic in people living with HIV (PLHIV). £250,000 ViiV Healthcare wants to support the HIV and medical communities during this global pandemic and is announcing a Request for Research Proposals for Investigator Sponsored Studies (ISS). This is your opportunity to apply for a research award from ViiV Healthcare to help improve our understanding and management of the COVID-19 pandemic in people living with HIV (PLHIV). RFP Priority Areas: The RFP has three priority areas focusing on COVID-19 in PLHIV: - Epidemiology and Real-World Data (RWD) - Health care systems management initiatives addressing patient care and outcomes in the COVID-19 environment - Biomarkers indicative of disease susceptibility, severity, progression, or mechanism
Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS To that end, Johnson & Johnson’s Global Public Health team, together with Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS, is seeking innovative proposals for creative, easy-to-implement ideas – that can start having impact immediately. Submissions should address continuity of DR-TB care for patients in high-burden countries (e.g., India, Indonesia, Philippines, South Africa, Ukraine). $50,000 $250,000 The goal of this challenge is to discover potential solutions that could support people diagnosed with and undergoing treatment for DR-TB in settings heavily impacted by Covid-19 and lockdowns. Submitted ideas should include the following considerations: Feasibility and practicality, Patient-centered approach with maximum impact, Rapid implementation to begin reaching patients quickly.
Russell Sage Foundation RSF makes external grants for social science research projects that address questions of interest under our programs and special initiatives. We provide support primarily for analyzing data and writing up results, and particularly welcome innovative projects that collect or analyze new data to illuminate issues that are highly relevant to the foundation's funding priorities. We also encourage projects that are interdisciplinary and combine both quantitative and qualitative research. RSF rarely considers projects for which the investigators have not already fully-developed the research design, the sample framework, access to data, etc. Undisclosed $175,000 Undisclosed
The Golden Goose Award For the 2020 award cycle, the Golden Goose Steering Committee has chosen to recognize those individuals or teams whose federally funded research has had a significant and demonstratable impact in responding to COVID-19. We aim to demonstrate the benefits of federally funded scientific research that has contributed to global understanding, breakthroughs in treatment, and innovative and science-based responses to the human and/or economic impact of the virus. Statuette Undisclosed Nominations for the 2020 recognition must be related to COVID-19; this includes research and/or laboratory work and/or use of federally funded laboratory equipment and instruments that were initially focused on another topic and came to address or relate to COVID-19.
American Diabetes Association (ADA) The American Diabetes Association is requesting applications for research focused on the impact of diabetes on COVID-19 and the impact of COVID-19 on diabetes and its complications. 10 Grants of $100,000 $1 Million Applicant must hold a PhD, MD, MD/PhD degree or equivalent health- or science-related degree and possess the necessary skills. Awards are limited to institutions within the United States and U.S. possessions. All investigators must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. Institutional confirmation of permission to work within the U.S. will be required for all applicants at the time of application submission. Applicants must agree to devote sufficient time and effort to research to accomplish the aims of the proposal during the period of ADA funding.One person must be specified as the Principal Investigator; multiple PIs/co-PIs are not permitted. Individuals may currently hold an ADA Award. At the time of application submission, applicants must hold a full-time faculty position.
American Lung Association (ALA) 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. $100,000 per year, for up to two years Undisclosed This funding opportunity does not limit the applicants based on academic rank or discipline. It requires only evidence of employment at a nonprofit academic institution, and independence beyond the fellowship/training stage. The institution must commit that the applicant is eligible to be continuously employed throughout the duration of the grant term and should state so in the Department Chair's Letter of Support.
The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and Henry Luce Foundation In partnership with the Henry Luce Foundation, The Social Science Research Council (SSRC), as part of its Covid-19 Initiative, seeks proposals from across the social sciences and related fields that address the social, economic, cultural, psychological, and political impact of Covid-19 in the United States and globally, as well as responses to the pandemic’s wide-ranging effects. Awards will range from USD $2,000 to $5,000 The Covid-19 Rapid-Response Grants invites proposals from researchers who hold a PhD in any social science disciplines or related interdisciplinary fields. The grants offer research support for up to six months toward research-related expenses. These include, but are not limited to, access to data sets, archives and relevant publications, costs related to conducting online research of various kinds, and research assistance.
Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) The Emergency Medicine Foundation is awarding funding of up to $100,000 in new research grants on emergency medicine areas related to COVID-19. $100,000 Undisclosed Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including Design, Cleaning, Re-use, Ventilator Scarcity, Telemedicine, Laboratory Testing, Rapid Screening, Triage and Testing, Clinical Diagnosis, Epidemiology of Disease, Therapeutics, Diagnostic Radiology, including Point of Care Ultrasound, Emergency Medicine Workforce, including Safety, Emergency Physician Wellness, Special Populations, such as High Risk, Homeless, Non-English Speaking, Transplantation Patients
Booz Allen Foundation The Booz Allen Foundation has established a $1 million Innovation Fund to help nonprofits, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, innovators at colleges and universities, and startups and small businesses harness the power of data, technology, and diverse intellectual capital to improve COVID-19 relief efforts and make a difference. We want to surface the most innovative solutions and empower the individuals and organizations behind those solutions to drive their development and implementation. $100,000 Undisclosed The grants are open to individuals, teams of individuals, U.S. tax-exempt nonprofits, or small for-profit businesses. Please see our FAQs for more information about eligibility requirements.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Removal Emergency Response Program $500,000 Assistance under this program is generally available to States, territories, Indian Tribes, and possessions of the U.S., including the District of Columbia, public and private universities and colleges, hospitals, laboratories, other public or private nonprofit institutions, and individuals.
Stevens Initiative The Stevens Initiative is providing resources to help education, exchange, and non-profit organizations in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa conduct virtual exchange programs to engage young people and educators affected by the pandemic. $20,000 to $100,000 Undisclosed Eligible Applicants: Applying organizations must be based in the United States or in the Middle East and North Africa. Applicants based in the United States must be tax-exempt non-profit organizations, including educational institutions. Grant recipients must be registered to conduct proposed activities in the countries where the activities would take place, if applicable. Applicants based in the Middle East or North Africa must be non-profit organizations, including educational institutions, that can demonstrate current in-country registration. Other organizations are not eligible to apply, though they may be included as sub-grantees or contract recipients. Staff should be proficient in English, able to file reports and conduct evaluations in English as well as in Arabic or French as appropriate.
Solve MIT Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is the latest in a series of infectious disease emergencies, including cholera, Ebola, SARS, Chikungunya, HIV/AIDS, and influenza. While scientists and drug developers, with support from governments and multilateral organizations, have been rushing to produce, test, and deliver vaccines and treatments, tech innovators also have a crucial role to play, both in the near term and to prevent and mitigate future disease outbreaks. Varies per Award $1.5 million Undisclosed
Amazon Web Services (AWS) The AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative (DDI) provides support for innovation in rapid and accurate patient testing for 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and other diagnostic solutions to mitigate future outbreaks. Although vaccine and treatment development research is generally funded by private foundations and government agencies, fast and reliable diagnostic techniques are slow to be developed. Accurate testing and diagnosis at point-of-care or regional locations for patients with COVID-19 is critical to early intervention and treatment. AWS is offering technical support and providing AWS promotional credits to support the use of AWS services to advance diagnostic research for selected institutions and companies. Up to $20M available; budget should reflect your needs Eligible AWS service categories include AWS compute, storage, database, machine learning, artificial intelligence, analytics, containers, robotics, quantum services, and more. You can explore AWS services and products at https://aws.amazon.com/.
XPrize COVID-19 has revealed limits of the systems we take for granted, compromising our health, our planet, and our survival. We’ve expanded the 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge to take on COVID-19. Developers and problem solvers: join us to build open source solutions to make an immediate and lasting impact. $200,000 USD cash prize, $25,000 Submissions – Submissions must use one or more IBM Cloud services or IBM Systems. Use of sponsor or affiliate APIs and open source libraries is also encouraged. Team size – Teams of up to five (5) participants, each at least 18 years old, are allowed. Joining teams – A participant may not be part of multiple teams. Participation agreement – All team members must have accepted the 2020 Participation Agreement at the time they submit to be eligible. Application standards – Applications must be new and built for the 2020 competition, but they may use code that was open sourced and publicly available to all other participants as of February 26, 2020. Winners – Winning teams will be subject to a code review after submissions close
Patient Center Outcomes Research Institute 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. Small Studies: up to $2,500,000 — Large Studies: up to $5,000,000 $30 million. This PFA may be re-issued if funds are available. Although PCORI will not fund basic science research, applications proposing COVID-19-related research in areas not covered by these priorities may also be submitted.
Pfizer During this challenging time, Pfizer is committed to doing all we can to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize the need for the rapid development of educational programs and trainings and the implementation of systemic best practices for COVID-19 management. As part of our commitment, we are releasing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide financial support for organizations producing independent educational programs and quality improvement initiatives designed to combat this evolving crisis. $250,000 Undisclosed Only organizations are eligible to receive grants, not individuals or medical practice groups. The following may apply: medical, dental, nursing, allied health, and/or pharmacy professional schools; healthcare institutions (both large and small); professional associations; government agencies; and other entities with a mission related to healthcare improvement. For educational programs offering credit, the requesting organization must be the accredited provider.
Pfizer Pfizer Announces COVID-19: Continuity in Care for Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer Grant Support Program $250,000 Undisclosed Only organizations are eligible to receive grants, not individuals or medical practice groups. The following may apply: hospitals; cancer centers; healthcare institutions (both large and small); professional associations; laboratories; and other entities with a mission related to healthcare improvement.
NSERC Alliance COVID-19 grants NSERC supports over 11,000 world-class researchers across Canada, and we fund their research collaborations with over 4,000 companies. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NSERC is leveraging the expertise of researchers in natural science and engineering and their partners across Canada to address this unprecedented crisis. up to $50,000 $ 15 Million University researchers collaborating with private-sector, public-sector or not-for-profit organizations
SAEMF COVID-19 Research Grant The purpose of this award is to support emergency care research related to COVID-19, which may include diagnostics, safety, therapeutics, disaster preparedness, or other relevant topic areas. The focus is on self-limited research projects that are impactful in the current or future practice of emergency medicine and can be completed in a one-year time frame. The goals of the grant align with mission of the SAEMF to improve emergency patient care through supporting the development of innovative researchers, expert educators and future academic emergency medicine leaders Grant requests can range from $5,000 to $25,000 $50,000 Be a member of SAEM in good standing at application deadline and during the entire award period. Have an advanced/doctoral or terminal educational degree (e.g., MD, DO, PhD, PharmD, DSc or equivalent). Hold a faculty university appointment or be actively involved (e.g., have an adjunct appointment) with a department or division of emergency medicine or pediatric emergency medicine at the start of the award period. Emergency medicine residents in their final year of residency may apply as long as they will hold a university faculty appointment at the start of the award period. The applicant may work as a clinician at an institution other than the host institution or the institution at which the project will be conducted. Not have received a similar grant for the same purpose as the SAEMF proposal (no overlapping funds).
Collaboration: Utrecht University; Erasmus Medical Center; Harbour BioMed; University of Veterinary Medicine We report a human monoclonal antibody that neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 (and SARS-CoV) in cell culture. This cross-neutralizing antibody targets a communal epitope on these viruses and may offer potential for prevention and treatment of COVID-19.