Coronavirus and COVID-19 Related Funding Opportunities from Research Professional and Pivot

The Ex Libris Research Professional and Pivot® funding services are providing free access to a list of select funding opportunities related to combatting the coronavirus and COVID-19. By raising awareness of these resources, which are offered from a wide range of global funders, we hope to help researchers expand their scholarly efforts to understand and contend with this global pandemic.

Latest opportunities (click titles to visit funder website)

Exploring the impact of COVID-19 in diverse population groups – qualitative research

Cornwall Council
The tenderer will undertake a research project that aims to understand the impact of the pandemic on individuals’ lifestyles, their physical and mental health. The contract is worth £45,000 for approximately three months.
Closing date: 09 Dec 2021
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Community-Based Workforce to Build COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The purpose of the program is to strengthen vaccine confidence, provide further information and education on the vaccines and improve rates of vaccination across the country. This program will mobilize community outreach workers, which includes community health workers, patient navigators and social support specialists to the most vulnerable and medically underserved communities, including racial and ethnic minority groups. Community outreach workers will educate, and assist individuals in receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. This includes activities such as reaching out directly to community members to educate them about the vaccine, assisting individuals in making a vaccine appointment, providing resources (e.g. convenient vaccine locations, information for individuals impacted by COVID-19 and its long-term health effects), and assisting individuals with transportation or other needs to get to their vaccine appointments. Specifically, the program will aim to build vaccine confidence in order to get people vaccinated in a quick and efficient manner.
Closing date: 10 Dec 2021
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Working groups call

EU Joint Programme for Neurodegenerative Disease Research
This supports working groups in addressing the impact of COVID-19 on neurodegenerative diseases. Grants are worth up to €50,000 each and cover meeting and travel costs.
Closing date: 14 Dec 2021
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisions for Modeling Research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the Causative Virus SARS-CoV-2

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

NIGMS will accept the submission of applications for Competitive Revisions to all active NIGMS grants to address only the following research area: Incorporation of data related to SARS-CoV-2 into ongoing research efforts to develop predictive computational models for the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and other related infectious agents. Efforts may include, for example, models for vaccination or other mitigation strategies, potential economic impacts and other topics related to transmission of SARS-CoV-2 variants.
Closing date: 15 Dec 2021
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National Priorities: Innovative sampling designs for public health surveillance of coronaviruses and other pathogens in wastewater

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for effective tools to monitor the emergence and spread of infectious diseases. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applications proposing innovative research to inform effective wastewater sampling network designs which allow for early detection and can provide evidence of spread of infection from national to local levels in a form that can be readily used by public health agencies nationwide to address current and future epidemics/pandemics. Wastewater sampling has been widely deployed during the pandemic as a cost-effective, screening-level approach to assess infection levels in the community. In addition to improved analytical detection methods and understanding of pathogen fate and transport in sewer systems, advancing wastewater-based monitoring will require well-designed sampling networks and public health data integration approaches.
Closing date: 15 Dec 2021
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COMING SOON: Working groups call

EU Joint Programme for Neurodegenerative Disease Research
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in November and to close in December 2021. The following information is subject to change. This call supports working groups in addressing the impact of COVID-19 on neurodegenerative diseases. Grants are worth up to €50,000 each and cover meeting and travel costs. ***
Closing date: 21 Dec 2021 (Forecast)
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COMING SOON: Applied research programme

Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in the third quarter of 2021. The following information is subject to change. This programme supports applied research projects that relate to specific themes within monetary and financial research. ***
Closing date: 31 Dec 21  (Forecast)
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HORIZON-MSCA-2021-RR-01 – researchers at risk

Horizon Europe: Excellent Science
This supports national and international organisations working with researchers at risk and aiming to enhance and professionalise their activities. The budget is €1.5 million for one grant.
Closing date: 06 Jan 2022
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COVID-19 response open call

Digital Innovation Hub Healthcare Robotics
This accelerates the embedding of robotic applications in healthcare-related settings and enables the smooth deployment of new, effective robotic-based solutions. Eight grants worth up to €250,000 each over nine months are available.
Closing date: 15 Jan 2022
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NRP 80 – Covid-19 in society

Swiss National Science Foundation
This supports projects that investigates the social dimensions and processes influenced the course of the pandemic and the resulting short-, medium- and long-term effects and determine the relevant factors and measures that contribute to the best management of the pandemic in Switzerland. The total budget is CHF 14 million.
Closing date: 24 Jan 2022
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Emergency Competitive Revisions to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements for Tissue Chips Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
NCATS is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for research on the COVID-19. NCATS is especially interested in research in the use of microphysiological systems or tissue chips in collecting and examining data on the risks and outcomes for COVID-19 infection, and advance the translation of research findings into diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines.
Closing date: 25 Jan 2022
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Administrative Supplements for Tissue Chips Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
NCATS is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for research on the COVID-19. NCATS is especially interested in research in the use of microphysiological systems or tissue chips in collecting and examining data on the risks and outcomes for COVID-19 infection, and advance the translation of research findings into diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines.
Closing date: 25 Jan 2022
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African peacebuilding network individual research fellowships

Social Science Research Council
These support African researchers, policy analysts and practitioners working on conflict and peacebuilding issues in conducting six months of field-based research in Africa. Focus areas include COVID-19, conflict, peace and development. Up to 18 fellowships worth up to USD 15,000 each are available.
Closing date: 01 Feb 2022
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COMING SOON: Space for tourism

European Space Agency
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open on 15 October 2021 and close on 18 March 2022. The following information is subject to change. The tenderer will develop space-based services enabled by innovative digital solutions to support tourism and the travel industry against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding is worth up to €500,000. ***
Closing date: 18 Mar 2022
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USAID/Peru – Peru New Partnerships and Private Sector Engagement Initiative

Peru USAID-Lima
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)/Annual Program Statement (APS) is authorized in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, and is intended to increase the sustainability and impact of USAID/Peru’s development assistance through the private sector and related partnerships in the following areas: Alternative Development (AD); Environmental and Sustainable Growth (ESG); South America Regional/Amazon Regional Environment Program (SAR/AREP); Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG); Regional Migration and Health Office (RMHO); COVID-19 Pandemic (COVID).
Closing date 24 Mar 2022
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Notice of special interest – administrative supplements and urgent competitive revisions for research on the 2019 novel coronavirus

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse
This supports research collecting and examining data on the risks and outcomes for COVID-19 infection in individuals suffering from substance use disorders and HIV-affected populations. Grants are worth up to USD 100,000 each per year for maximum period of two years.
Closing date: 31 Mar 2022
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EXTENDED DEADLINE: Healthcare technologies for infectious disease resilience

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
*** The closing date for this opportunity has been extended. The previous deadline of 26 October 2021 has been extended to 31 March 2022. All other call details remain unchanged. This grant supports projects addressing infectious diseases and focus on being more resilient to future epidemics and pandemics through healthcare technologies. There is no limit on the size of the grant or length of the project. ***
Closing date: 31 Mar 2022
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Social, political and economic inequality programme

Russell Sage Foundation
This supports research on the factors that contribute to social, political and economic inequalities in the US and the extent to which those affect social, psychological, political and economic outcomes. Research on the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting recession in the US, as well as research focused on systemic racial inequality or the recent mass protests in the US, is also encouraged. Grants are worth up to USD 175,000 each over a maximum period of two years.
Closing date: 04 May 2022
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FDA Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to add COVID-19 Capacity Building Grants to PAR-18-604 Vet-LIRN Network Capacity-Building Projects (Vet-LIRN)

United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
The purpose of this notice is to inform potential applicants to the Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN), about a special interest in applications focusing on COVID-19 animal diagnostics.
Closing dates: 11 Jul 2022, 10 Jul 2023
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Treatment and protection from COVID-19 broad agency announcement

US Department of Health and Human Services
This supports COVID-19-related research initiatives with a focus on plasma and therapeutics.
Closing date: 01 Aug 2022
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): NIDCD is Interested in Supporting Research on the Impact of COVID-19 on Mission Specific Sensory and Communication Disorders

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a recently emerged human disease caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). There is a paucity of data on the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on the sensory and communicative functions within the scientific mission areas of NIDCD. NIDCD invites applications for research on COVID-19 in relation to NIDCD’s scientific programs of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech and language (HBTSVSL). 
Closing date: 08 Sep 2022
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COMING SOON: Sustainable agricultural and food systems research fellowships

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in April 2022. The following information is subject to change. These fellowships enable scientists working in agriculture, forestry or fisheries to conduct research projects abroad. Focus areas include emerging diseases and zoonoses, especially COVID-19, including their possible transmission through food. Fellowships cover economy travel, a subsistence allowance for visits between six and 26 weeks, and a lump sum of €165 to cover transportation costs. ***
Closing date: 10 Sep 2022 (Forecast)
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Complement in Basic Immunology (CIBI)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The mechanisms by which complement components, receptors and pathways contribute to protective immune responses or pathogenesis remain to be fully elucidated. A better understanding of complement mechanism of action is critical for harnessing its positive effects in the development of adjuvants and vaccines, and for targeting it with therapeutics to reign in dysregulated complement responses.
Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Studies of the role of complement during adaptive or innate immune cell activation, differentiation, function, homeostasis, and memory;
• Mechanisms regulating the crosstalk of complement with other innate receptor systems;
• The potential of targeting complement components in adjuvant development;
• The role of complement components in immune pathogenesis of infection; and/or
• Development of animal models or cell- or tissue-specific in vitro and in vivo systems for studying the roles of complement in regulating immune responses.
Closing date: 07 Jan 2023
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Aging-Relevant Behavioral and Social Research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

NIA is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the continuing need for behavioral, psychological, social, and economic research on SARS-CoV-2 and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). There is a need for ongoing research on the longer-term effects of COVID-19 on the health and well-being of those infected, those caring for the sick, and many others whose lives were disrupted by the pandemic and its associated mitigation and prevention strategies. Beyond effects on individuals, this pandemic has brought about unprecedented social and economic disruption that is expected to have long-term and profound effects on the health of the population. These effects will likely be particularly acute for NIH-designated health disparity populations, and other COVID-19 vulnerable groups including older adults, who have experienced higher rates of COVID-19 infection, who in some cases rely on the efforts of paid and unpaid care partners, and who may have additional barriers to accessing the medical system itself. Further, middle-aged and older frontline healthcare and essential workers and their families face unique risks of exposure to both infection and other health-related outcomes by virtue of their employment.
Closing date: 07 May 2023
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): NIDCR Support for Research on the Physiological Involvement of Oral Cavity in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to encourage research studies focused on the physiological involvement of oral cavity and oral manifestations related to SARS-CoV-2 and/or Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Closing date: 08 May 2023
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Notice of special interest – neurological and neurocognitive sequelae from SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 in ageing and age-related neurodegeration

NIH: National Institute on Aging
This supports research addressing significant questions about the neurological and neurocognitive impacts of COVID-19 infection in aging and the interaction in older adults of COVID-19 with comorbid conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Closing date: 08 May 2023
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Notice of Special Interest: Emerging Viral Infections and their Impact on the Male and Female Reproductive Tract

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The purpose of this Notice is to invite applications proposing cutting-edge research on emerging viral infections that are thought to primarily impact non-reproductive sites, at least at initial presentation, but may also affect the male and/or female reproductive tract. The recent global outbreak of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is not an anomaly and will most likely not be the last virus occurrence. Today, infectious diseases are emerging and reemerging more quickly than ever before. In the last four-five years alone, two viral infections, one caused by the Zika virus (ZIKV) and the other caused by a SARS-CoV-2 (Covid19), have spread world-wide, resulting in death, severe disease with yet, unknown, long-term morbidities., or severe birth defects to the new-born. Both ZIKV and SARS-CoV-2 infections may affect male and/or female reproductive systems in addition to other non-reproductive sites. Therefore, it becomes essential to investigate possible effects of emerging viruses on reproductive tissues and cells to better understand potential impacts on fertility that may be sex specific.
Closing date: 16 Jul 2023
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research on Strategies to Enhance Mental Health Interventions and Services within Employment and Job Training Settings

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to encourage research focused on detection and intervention to prevent or treat mental health concerns, symptoms or disorders including drug-related conditions among unemployed and underemployed people participating in employment programs and job training settings (referred to here as “employment service customers” or “customers”). Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, the sharp rise and potentially long duration of unemployment raises concerns about the development and worsening of mental health symptoms and disorders, drug use behaviors, and suicide risk and necessitates further research to confirm the efficacy or demonstrate effectiveness of strategies in this area.
Closing date: 08 Sep 2023
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Promoting Vaccine Access, Acceptance and Uptake among Children, Adolescents, Pregnant and Lactating Women, and Persons with Disabilities

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

This NOSI encourages applications that address dimensions of access, acceptance and uptake of CDC-recommended vaccines among infants, children, adolescents, pregnant and lactating women, and persons with disabilities, especially among populations who are underserved or experience health disparities.
Closing date: 08 May 2024
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): The Influence of Host Resilience on Heterogeneity of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome/Acute Lung Injury (ARDS/ALI)

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to inform potential applicants of the special interest of NHLBI in research to understand host resilience as a critical determinant of outcomes in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) /acute lung injury (ALI).

This NOSI seeks to support investigation into the factors and molecular mechanisms that address the heterogeneity dictated by the host resilience. Research on general host responses to injurious challenges and their effects on lung function as well as mechanisms that impact susceptibility to ARDS is not considered to be responsive to this announcement.
Closing date: 05 Jul 2024
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements for the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program to Address COVID-19 Public Health Needs

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for projects that address the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. The Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program is uniquely qualified to contribute to these efforts.
Closing date: 16 Aug 2024
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Effects of smoking and vaping on the risk and outcome of COVID-19 infection

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The purpose of this notice is to communicate NIDA’s interest in supporting research on the effects of smoking or vaping tobacco or marijuana on the risk of acquiring COVID-19 and the clinical course of the infection. This Notice is a reissuance of NOT-DA-20-084.
Closing date: 07 Sep 2024
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Notice of special interest – long-term neurocognitive consequences of COVID-19 in individuals living with HIV and substance use disorders

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse
This supports research with a focus on the study of the long-term neurocognitive consequences of the COVID-19, HIV and substance use disorder syndemic.
Closing date: 08 Sep 2024
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Notice of special interest – medical consequences of smoking and vaping drugs of abuse in individuals with HIV and COVID-19

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse
This supports research focused on individuals with HIV who smoke or vape marijuana, tobacco, cocaine or methamphetamine, to determine the long-term effects of their use among individuals with HIV and COVID-19.
Closing date: 08 Sep 2024
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Urgency grants

Natural Environment Research Council
These support proposals related to the coronavirus outbreak. The maximum total project funding is £65,000 over one year.
Closing date: None
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Urgent competitive revisions for research on the 2019 novel coronavirus

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
This supports incorporation of data from the 2019 novel coronavirus into ongoing research efforts to develop predictive models for the spread of coronaviruses and related pathogens. The maximum project period is two years.
Closing date: None
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Open call for research and innovation ideas to address COVID-19

UK Research and Innovation
This supports short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. Projects last between 12 to 18 months and funding covers 80 per cent of full economic costs.
Closing date: None
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Funding for research into humanitarian crises like epidemics and pandemics

Austrian Science Fund
This supports projects for research into humanitarian crises such as epidemics and pandemics.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 rapid response rolling call

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR
This supports COVID-19 urgent public health research to gather the necessary clinical and epidemiological evidence that will inform national policy and enable new diagnostic tests, treatments and vaccines to be developed and tested for COVID-19. The size of grants varies according to the needs of each research project.
Closing date: None
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Support to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe
This enables researchers to access computing resources to contribute to the mitigation of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Access will be awarded for between three and six months and sized from 30 to 50 million core hours.
Closing date: None
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Coronavirus community fund

Community Foundation Northern Ireland
This supports groups and organisations working with vulnerable communities and issues and that are affected by coronavirus. Grants are worth between £1,000 and £10,000 for one year.
Closing date: None
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Deuteration and macromolecular crystallisation platform access for COVID-19 research

European Spallation Source
This enables scientists and researchers working on COVID-19-related research projects to access laboratory services through the deuteration and macromolecular crystallisation platform at the European Spallation Source.
Closing date: None
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Coronavirus hardship fund

Women’s History Network
This supports historians of women who are suffering financial hardship because of the coronavirus. A total of eight awards, worth £400 each, are available.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 Nonprofit Event Relief Fund

Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA)
The COVID-19 Nonprofit Event Relief Fund provides a one-time grant award to organizations that, due to COVID-19, have had to cancel critical fundraising events and programming, resulting in a significant hardship on the organization. This general operating support grant can replace lost revenue and non-recoverable expenses. Events and programming must have been cancelled starting March 1, 2020.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 Response Fund

Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln
The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln and United Way of Central Illinois have joined together to create the COVID-19 Response Fund to deploy resources to community-based organizations at the front lines of a coronavirus spread in Illinois’ greater capital region.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 Fast Track Access

Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium (CERIC-ERIC) (CERIC)
To facilitate research on COVID-19, CERIC has set up a dedicated Fast Track Access to a selected number of instruments, including 600 and 800 MHz NMR, SAXS light scattering laboratory, Cryo EM, synchrotron beamlines for Small Angle X-Ray Scatterings (SAXS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Synchrotron Infrared Source for Spectroscopy and Imaging.
Closing date: None
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Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Manufacturing Fund

Maryland Department of Commerce
This incentive program helps Maryland manufacturers to produce personal protective equipment and other items identified as Critical Needs Items by MEMA and DGS, that are urgently needed by the State of Maryland, Maryland-based hospitals and healthcare facilities, and emergency and first responders.
Closing date: None
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Urgent Response to COVID-19 Call for Applications

Surrey Homelessness & Housing Society
Due to the increased health risk to those who are experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, Surrey Homelessness & Housing Society will be providing funding to organizations for activities that manage the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 and implement preventative measures to support this population.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 rapid response call

Science Foundation Ireland
This supports research, development and innovation activities that will deliver significant and timely impact for the Republic of Ireland within the context of the current COVID-19 emergency. Award sizes are expected to vary depending on justification of need.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 solutions fund

Mozilla Foundation
This supports open-source technology projects which are responsive to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants are worth up to USD 50,000 each for up to three months.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 charitable grants

Open Road Alliance
These support charitable organisations that are responding directly to COVID-19. Grants are worth up to USD 100,000 each.
Closing date: None
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Fast track process for COVID-19 co-creation request call

European Open Science Cloud Secretariat
This supports projects for product-service development that deploy open science methods and resources and make use of the EOSC communities in order to address COVID-19 related issues. Grants are worth up to €45,000.
Closing date: None
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Switching existing funding to COVID-19 priority areas

UK Research and Innovation
This enables researchers to repurpose existing UKRI standard grants to address COVID-19 research priorities.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 call for genomic solutions

Genome Canada | Génome Canada
This supports research or innovation projects aimed at tackling COVID-19 and preventing similar pandemics in the future.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 rapid access call

Diamond Light Source
This provides rapid access for groups who require Diamond instrument time for projects directly related to SARS-CoV-2 viral proteins.
Closing date: None
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Peace and recovery programme – COVID-19

Innovations for Poverty Action
This supports time-sensitive research or additions to research projects that study or support the COVID-19 response. Grants are worth up to USD 50,000.
Closing date: None
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Covid-19 scientific research

European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
This supports urgent research projects on covid-19 by enabling researchers to access ESRF facilities.
Closing date: None
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Space for UK on COVID-19 – open call

UK Space Agency
The tenderer will facilitate the quick integration and deployment of concrete and sustainable solutions to help alleviate the stress on the UK healthcare ecosystem provoked by the COVID-19 outbreak, making use of the different advantages provided by space-based products and services. Funding covers up to 80 per cent of the proposed activities.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 funding call

Public Health Agency
This supports research studies addressing the current COVID-19 pandemic in Northern Ireland. Grants are typically worth up to £200,000 and projects must start within three months and in most cases be completed within 18 months.
Closing date: None
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Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA research fund COVID-19 emergency awards

University of Cambridge
These support Cambridge and sub-Saharan African researchers working together to address COVID-19 in Africa. Awards are worth up to £20,000 each.
Closing date: None
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Home-Based Child Care Emergency Fund

Home Grown
As our nation faces the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of home-based child care has never been more evident and these caregivers and providers have never been more indispensable. We cannot fight this pandemic without ensuring that the essential workforce can access safe, high-quality child care. Without immediate action to maintain the supply of home-based child care, our near term efforts to rebuild the economy will likely be stalled.
Closing date: None
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Covid-19 Response Fund

The Community Foundation for Ireland
The Community Foundation for Ireland’s Covid-19 Community Fund is aimed at the immediate needs of organisations impacted by Covid-19 and focused on the following:
– People over 60
– People with respiratory illnesses or cancer
– People experiencing domestic abuse
– Isolated vulnerable people and families, particularly those living in rural areas
– Mental health issues for those affected by Covid- 19
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 DD Relief Fund

The Arc of Illinois
The Arc of Illinois is now accepting applications for time-limited demonstration projects to assist providers in filling gaps in services that people with developmental disabilities and families are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This opportunity is possible with funds provided by the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities.
Closing date: None
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Fast Funding for COVID-19 Science

George Mason University
Science funding mechanisms are too slow in normal times and may be much too slow during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fast Grants are an effort to correct this.If you are a scientist at an academic institution currently working on a COVID-19 related project and in need of funding, we invite you to apply for a Fast Grant.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 Rapid Response Initiative

Richland County Foundation
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Richland County Foundation has redirected its Unrestricted/Community Fund to meet emerging needs. The Community Fund will provide grants for basic needs such as food and housing along with other essential health and human services.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 Community Resilience Fund

AbbVie Inc.
At AbbVie, supporting our employees, our patients and giving back to vulnerable and underserved communities is an important part of who we are. And this crisis is no different. We believe we should all do our part to alleviate the burden of this unprecedented crisis.
Closing date: None
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Solidarity Fund for COVID-19 Organizing

Bread & Roses Community Fund
The Solidarity Fund for COVID-19 Organizing is providing emergency grants to grassroots community organizing groups.
Closing date: None
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Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund

Cleveland Foundation
The Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund is designed to complement the work of public health officials and expand local capacity to address all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible.
Closing date: None
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Emergency Relief Grant

A Better Chicago
Funds will support the urgent needs of young people and their families, with a specific focus on Black and Latinx youth due to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on these communities and the systemic inequities that exist in Chicago.
Closing date: None
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Brown COVID-19 Research Seed Fund

Brown University
The Brown COVID-19 Research Seed Fund is a one-time funding mechanism intended to fast track innovative research proposals that directly address the urgent needs of the COVID-19 pandemic. These awards will support research with the potential for significant and rapid impact on human health with respect to the disease (COVID-19) or the causal virus (SARS-CoV-2), and research that involves the use of Brown’s facilities to produce products of immediate need for the health care system in Rhode Island and the nation.
Closing date: None
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Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic

Minneapolis Foundation
The world, our nation, and our local community are in uncharted territory as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The regional outbreak will have immediate and long-term economic effects on people and organizations all over our community, and Minneapolis-St. Paul nonprofits are on the front lines of this rapidly evolving situation.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund for Berkshire County

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
The fund is providing flexible resources to nonprofit organizations in Berkshire County working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.
Closing date: None
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Emergency response to the coronavirus epidemic in Denmark

Novo Nordisk Fonden / Novo Nordisk Foundation
Novo Nordisk Foundations invites applications for its emergency response to the coronavirus epidemic in Denmark. This supports national projects aiming to mitigate the adverse health effects of the coronavirus epidemic in Denmark.
Closing date: None
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Colorado Assistance Fund

El Pomar Foundation
Grants from the fund will be distributed to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or government entities supporting access to appropriate healthcare and meeting basic human needs such as food access, rent and utilities assistance, and emergency services for individuals and communities impacted by the virus. Grants from the fund will be distributed to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or government entities supporting access to appropriate healthcare and meeting basic human needs such as food access, rent and utilities assistance, and emergency services for individuals and communities impacted by the virus.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 Response Fund Grants

Rhode Island Foundation
COVID-19 Response Fund Grants are available to Rhode Island nonprofit organizations at the forefront of COVID-19 response, thanks to many generous donors, and a partnership between the Rhode Island Foundation and United Way of Rhode Island.
Closing date: None
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LGBTQ COVID-19 Response Emergency Fund

Horizons Foundation
The COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented challenges throughout the SF Bay Area and the nation, as well as in the Bay Area’s LGBTQ community.These challenges come in the form of threats to the health and well-being of hundreds of thousands of LGBTQ people living in the nine Bay Area counties, including those most at risk for COVID-19-related illness. The pandemic and related economic shutdowns also threaten to overwhelm the capacity of critical LGBTQ community nonprofits, as well as pose near- and long-term financial hardship.
Closing date: None
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Oregon Community Recovery Grant Program

Oregon Community Foundation (OCF)
The Oregon Community Recovery Grant program will provide funds to organizations that are particularly affected by the outbreak of COVID-19.
Please note that we will continually evaluate the needs of our communities. Due to the changing nature of this outbreak, the types of projects and available funding from this program may also shift over time.
Closing date: None
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San Francisco’s Arts & Artists Relief Funds (COVID-19)

San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC)
San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) and Grants for the Arts (GFTA) have launched an emergency relief fund-the San Francisco Arts & Artists Relief Fund-to mitigate COVID-19 related financial losses that artists and small to mid-size arts and culture organizations have suffered. San Francisco’s arts and culture ecosystem is fragile, vital, and at risk-it’s necessary we respond immediately. The San Francisco Arts & Artists Relief Fund will provide financial support to the individuals and organizations that anchor our vulnerable and vitally important cultural communities.
Closing date: None
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Rapid Response Funding for Covid-19

Omidyar Network India
Omidyar Network India announced a call for proposals for rapid response funding to tackle the challenges posed by the Covid-19 situation and the consequent socio-economic impact.
Closing date: None
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Emergency COVID-19 Research Seed Funding

University of California
In light of the emergence and spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in California and beyond, the statewide funding programs of the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) Research Grants Program Office (California Breast Cancer Research Program, Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, California HIV/AIDS Research Program) and the Type 1 Diabetes Research Fund are together making available up to $2M on April 6, 2020 to immediately support urgent research to mitigate the pandem
Closing date: None
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SUNY Research Seed Fund Program: COVID-19

Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY)
The SUNY Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) is announcing a new seed grant program to support SUNY faculty in expeditiously responding to solicitations from extramural funding agencies on research proposals related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Proposals are invited from multidisciplinary SUNY faculty teams engaged in research related to COVID-19 and who are actively targeting extramural funding opportunities. Proposals that bridge the engineering/computing sciences and health/medical sciences are particularly encouraged.
Closing date: None
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Government support for research related to COVID-19

United Kingdom Government
The National Institute for Health Research, in partnership with UK Research and Innovation, invites applications for its government support for research related to COVID-19. This prioritises COVID-19 urgent public health research to gather the necessary clinical and epidemiological evidence that will inform national policy and enable new diagnostic tests, treatments and vaccines to be developed and tested for COVID-19.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19-related enhancements to existing PCORI-funded research projects

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
These support projects addressing the COVID-19 public health crisis through enhancements to currently funded institute research projects. Grants are worth up to USD 500,000 each.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19-related enhancements to existing PCORI-funded engagement awards

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
These support projects addressing the COVID-19 public health crisis through enhancements to currently funded institute engagement awards. Grants are worth up to USD 150,000 each for up to one year.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19-related enhancements to existing PCORI-funded dissemination and implementation awards

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
This supports research addressing the COVID-19 public health crisis with enhancements to currently funded institute dissemination and implementation awards. Grants are worth up to USD 500,000 each.
Closing date: None
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Highlight notice – COVID-19 and ethnicity

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR
This supports research on the impact of COVID-19 on people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. The size of grants will vary according to the needs of each research project, but will need to provide a robust case for value for money.
Closing date: None
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NIHR-BHF cardiovascular partnership covid-19 research

British Heart Foundation
This seeks proposals from the cardiovascular research community for covid-19 flagship projects.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 special conference support grants

Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association
These support student and early-career researcher members in allaying the costs of virtual or in-person conference attendance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants are worth up to AUD 500 each.
Closing date: None
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Emergency awards – rapid investigation of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and coronavirus disease 2019 (R01 clinical trial not allowed)

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
These support research on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. The maximum project period is five years.
Closing date: None
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Supplements for research on biological effects of the 2019 novel coronavirus on the nervous system

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
These support research to address the biology, pathophysiology, prevention, diagnosis, sequelae or treatment of the 2019 novel coronavirus that are directly related to the institute’s mission. Grants are worth up to USD 200,000 each for up to one year.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 regional genomics initiative

Genome Canada | Génome Canada
This supports regional genomics projects designed to address specific, short-term needs of industry, non-profit, and public sector receptors through research conducted by academics in collaboration with these receptors. The total budget is worth CAD 1.5 million to provide up to CAD 250,000 per regional genome centre.
Closing date: None
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Supporting the NHS response to coronavirus

Scottish Health Innovations
This supports health and social care professionals across Scotland in developing innovative solutions in response to the coronavirus crisis. Grants are worth up to £25,000 each.
Closing date: None
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Global Challenges Research Fund/Newton Fund agile response call to address COVID-19

UK Research and Innovation
This supports short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak in LMICs. There is no specific budget for this call and research of any scale may be funded for up to 18 months.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 research grants

Google
These support researchers working on urgent public health challenges associated with COVID-19. Credits may be used to access computing software.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 urgent response initiative

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
This supports innovative solutions that address time-critical social problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants are generally worth between USD 50,000 and USD 100,000 each to cover up to 25 per cent of eligible project costs.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 protein portal

Medical Research Council
This enables researchers to accelerate their COVID-19 research by sourcing key reagents from leading UK protein production laboratories. Successful applicants gain access to reagents free of charge.
Closing date: None
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Special rapid access COVID-19

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
This supports access to the MX2 macromolecular chrystallography beamline for those currently involved in COVID-19 research. Access consists of short mini-shifts of MX2 beamtime.
Closing date: None
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Call for proposals for acceleration of vaccine development and global manufacturing capacity to prevent COVID-19

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations
This supports the rapid development of vaccines against COVID-19 with a goal of achieving licensure or emergency authorisation in 12 to 18 months or less and to ensure the availability of sufficient doses for wide-spread global deployment as soon as possible in 2021. Applicants can apply for funding of their complete development plans, or parts of development plans.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 Rapid Response Rolling Call

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
UK Research and Innovation invite applications for the COVID-19 rapid response rolling call. This supports COVID-19 urgent public health research to gather the necessary clinical and epidemiological evidence that will inform national policy and enable new diagnostic tests, treatments and vaccines to be developed and tested for COVID-19.
Closing date: None
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Fast-Track Grant Response: COVID-19

Adira Foundation
As people all over the world are joining together to slow the spread of the coronavirus and its impact on daily life–an effort that changes daily and differs city to city and state to state–Adira Foundation is redirecting some funding to meet immediate and pressing need in our community.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 digital sprint hackathons

Natural Environment Research Council
These enable individuals and groups to draw from key NERC digital assets and data sets to consider the environmental impacts and consequences of COVID-19 and create a wealth of open, digital, environmental solutions to the pandemic. Each event awards prizes worth £3,000 for the winner and £1,500 and £500 for second and third respectively.
Closing date: None
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Modern slavery policy and human rights and evidence centre – the impact of COVID-19 on modern slavery

Arts and Humanities Research Council
This supports research that can generate evidence to improve understanding of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on behaviours, systems and structures associated with modern slavery. Grants are worth up to £150,000, with 80 per cent provided by AHRC, over six months.
Closing date: None
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Pandemic/COVID19 Science, Technology and Social Impact

Cisco Research Center (CRC)
Pandemics have far reaching consequences that range from deaths to shutting down the economy as we have witnessed during the recent COVID19 crisis. Hence there is a need to be better prepared for such pandemics. We need to solve problems ranging from predictive analytics innovative devices for saving lives to technology for devising voting machines. The social and economic impact for the above areas is huge and some of the work can be transformative and save lives.
Closing date: None
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COVID-19 Research Programme

The Health Foundation
The Health Foundation has launched a new research programme, which seeks to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in two distinct areas. This programme aligns with our strategic priorities and complements the existing research funding landscape.
Closing date: None
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Wales and Africa immediate COVID-19 response

Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA)
In response to this unprecedented circumstance, this Wales and Africa immediate COVID-19 Response round will fund requests for Welsh groups to work with African partners to respond to immediate issues arising from the outbreak of COVID-19.
Closing date: None
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Learning from the coronavirus crisis projects

Mercator Foundation Switzerland | Stiftung Mercator Schweiz
This supports projects focusing on the impact of the coronavirus crisis on society and the environment.
Closing date: None
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Coronavirus initiatives

KF Hein Foundation | KF Hein Fonds
These grants support initiatives inspired by the coronavirus period. Grants are worth up to €5,000 each.
Closing date: None
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Fast funding for COVID-19 science

Emergent Ventures
This supports researchers working on a COVID-19 related project. Grants are worth between USD 10,000 and USD 500,000.
Closing date: None
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Fast track access to biological and biomedical imaging technologies for COVID-19 research projects

Euro-Bioimaging ERIC
This provides COVID-19 related research projects with access to imaging facility nodes.
Closing date: None
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Research Grant for Pandemic Preparedness

Merck KGaA
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.
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.
Closing date: None
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Hayek fund for scholars

Institute for Humane Studies
This supports academic research and career-advancing activities. Awards are worth up to USD 5,000 each.
Closing date: None
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Activate funding programme

Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre
This seeks to stimulate and incentivise investment in Australian manufacturing R&D, particularly with SMEs. Projects that deliver outcomes regarding COVID-19 or environmental and sustainability outcomes are of particular interest. Projects can be funded with AUD 50,000 to AUD 100,000 for shorter-term projects with a duration of six to 12 months, and up to AUD 150,000 for longer-term projects over more than 15 months.
Closing date: None
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Community engagement grant

Poul Due Jensen’s Foundation | Poul Due Jensens Fond
This supports local Grundfos companies’ engagement and collaboration with NGOs, institutions, authorities and philanthropic initiatives in locations where Grundfos operates. The total budget is worth DKK 20 million.
Closing date: None
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COMING SOON: NHS test and trace – mass spectrometry pilot P2-P3

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open soon. The following information is subject to change. The tenderer will undertake a mass spectrometry pilot for the NHS test and trace which will include clinical validation, scale validation, NHS scale-up, industrial scale up. The contract is worth £2.5 million. ***
Closing date: Not known
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Emergency route for time-critical COVID-19 research

UK Research and Innovation
This supports short term time-sensitive collection of data or samples or rapid turn-around research or analysis to either inform urgent policy or national decision making or secure data for future research use. Grants are worth up to £80,000 for between three to six months.
Closing date: None
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COMING SOON: EU4Health funding

EU4Health
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in 2021. The following information is subject to change. This programme supports actions that build resilient health systems in the EU. The budget is €5.1 billion. ***
Closing date: Not known
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COMING SOON: Research on COVID-19 vaccine and long COVID

Swedish Research Council | Vetenskapsrådet
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The following information is subject to change. This call supports research on COVID-19 vaccine and long COVID. The total allocated budget is SEK 150 million ***
Closing date: Not known
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COMING SOON: VACCELERATE – countering coronavirus varients

HERA Incubator
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The following information is subject to change. This call supports the development of large scale, international COVID-19 cohorts and the conduct of vaccine and therapeutic trials as well as observation studies to further inform public health policy and clinical management. The total budget is worth €12 million. ***
Closing date: Not known
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COMING SOON: NRP 80 – Covid-19 in society

Swiss National Science Foundation
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in autumn 2021. The following information is subject to change. This programme supports projects examining the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy, society and politics, with the aim of researching and demonstrating ways of coping with current and future pandemics. The total budget is CHF 14 million. ***
Closing date: Not known
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COMING SOON: COVID-19 research and development call

Innosuisse – Swiss Innovation Agency
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in July 2021. The following information is subject to change. This call supports the development and production of drugs to help combat COVID-19 in Switzerland. ***
Closing date: Not known
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Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Project to Support America’s Families and Educators (Project SAFE) Grant Program Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.184N

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)
United States Department of Education (ED)

The Project SAFE grant program provides grants to eligible LEAs to improve student safety and well-being by advancing strategies consistent with CDC guidance to reduce transmission of COVID–19 in schools.
Closing date: None
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COMING SOON: Future working life

NordForsk
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in 2022. The following information is subject to change. This call supports research on work environment, including occupational health and wellbeing, new risk factors and long-term effects of COVID-19 for particularly exposed occupational groups. ***
Closing date: Not known
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COMING SOON: Societal security and pandemics

NordForsk
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in December 2021. The following information is subject to change. This call supports research on medium to long-term consequences beyond the COVID-19 pandemic in the Nordic region. ***
Closing date: Not known
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Access to COVID-19 data research hub

Health Research Board
This enables clinicians, service managers, policy makers and researchers to further understand and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Closing date: None
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Mercury project call for proposals

Social Science Research Council
This supports research projects on how to combat health mis- and disinformation and to increase the uptake of reliable health information in response to a pandemic. Projects may last for up to 30 months. There is no maximum award amount.
Closing date: None
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Last updated: 2nd Dec 2021