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)

NIHR doctoral fellowships

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR
These enable individuals with the potential to become future health research leaders to undertake a PhD in an area of NIHR research. Applications to better understand and manage the health and social care consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic beyond the acute phase are also welcomed. The doctoral fellowship is a three-year full-time award, but it may may also be taken up on part time basis.
Closing date: 21 Jan 2021
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Project grants

Swiss Network for International Studies
These support pluri-disciplinary projects in the social sciences and pluri-disciplinary projects that combine natural and social sciences. The call has the following thematic branches:
•general call, which supports projects in any area of international studies as defined above;
•theme 2021, which supports projects aligned with the theme of COVID-19 and lessons for multilateralism, particularly in view of climate change action.
Grants are worth between CHF 100,000 and CHF 300,000 each for two years.
Closing date: 21 Jan 2021
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EXTENDED DEADLINE: Research in long-term health consequences of COVID-19 illness

Novo Nordisk Foundation | Novo Nordisk Fonden
*** The closing date for this opportunity has been extended. The previous deadline of 12 January has been extended to 21 January 2021. All other call details remain unchanged. This funding opportunity supports collaborative projects that investigate the nature, incidence, distribution of long-term symptoms, and their underlying pathogenesis in COVID-19 patients. Grants are worth between DKK 3 million and DKK 10m over four years. ***
Closing date: 21 Jan 2021
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EXTENDED DEADLINE: New Zealand-China COVID-19 collaboration fund

Health Research Council of New Zealand
*** The closing date for this opportunity has been extended. The previous deadline of 2 December 2020 has been extended to 22 January 2021. All other call details remain unchanged. This call supports collaborative research between Chinese and New Zealand researchers from universities and research institutions that advances knowledge and technologies to prevent, diagnose and manage COVID-19. Up to three grants are available, each worth up to NZD 350,000 over two years. ***
Closing date: 22 Jan 2021
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COVID-19, care homes and primary care fellowship

THIS Institute
This supports a fellow in leading a study on high quality primary care for people who live in care homes and a theory of change for how it might be achieved within current structures and resources. The award covers salary costs and research expenses directly relevant to the project up to a maximum of £120,000 for up to 15 months.
Closing date: 22 Jan 2021
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Urgent Phase I/II Clinical Trials to Repurpose Existing Therapeutic Agents to Treat COVID-19 Sequelae (U01 Clinical Trial Required)

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
The purpose of this urgent funding opportunity announcement is to invite applications to repurpose existing therapeutic agents to treat Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) sequelae and associated complications that result from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections. The therapeutic agent must have already completed at least a Phase I clinical trial for a different indication, and not require additional regulatory studies for the new indication prior to starting a clinical trial.
Closing date: 23 Jan 2021
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H2020-LC-GD-2020 European Green Deal – single stage

Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
This supports research and innovation to kick-start the environmental, social and economic transformations required to tackle the climate challenge, while helping the EU recover from the Covid-19 crisis, and increasing its resilience and capacity to respond to novel threats in the future. Grants are worth between €2 million and €53m each.
Closing date: 26 Jan 21
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Complexity research in connection with the COVID-19 crisis

Dutch Research Council | Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
This supports research concerned with the way in which separate but interlinked complex systems operate, namely the national crisis organisation on the one hand, and the decentralised system of the security regions or medical institutions on the other. Grants are worth between €700,000 and €720,000 each.
Closing date: 26 Jan 2021
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EXTENDED DEADLINE: Practice-oriented research on COVID-19 measures

Dutch Research Council | Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
*** The closing date for this opportunity has been extended. The previous deadline of 14 January has been extended to 26 January 2021. All other call details remain unchanged. This supports research into the effects of the COVID-19 measures on the health and well being of vulnerable groups. Grants are worth up to €150,000 for two years. ***
Closing date: 26 Jan 21
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Boehringer Ingelheim New Zealand primary care grant

Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
This supports research which address the issue of access to primary care in New Zealand, particularly during restrictions like those faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant is worth NZD 5,000 for one year.
Closing date: 27 Jan 2021
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COVID-X open call

COVID-X
This supports the fast-tracking of artificial intelligence and data technology solutions to overcome patient-related COVID-19 challenges. Funding is worth between €100,000 and €150,000.
Closing date: 27 Jan 2021
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Research report

Local Government Association
The tenderer will bring together existing research on and evidence of the positive impact of councils working with the voluntary and community sector to improve civic participation of underrepresented groups. The contract is worth up to £10,000.
Closing date: 28 Jan 2021
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FDS Covid-19 pump-priming grants

Royal College of Surgeons of England
These support basic science or clinical research that seeks to address any aspect of the Covid-19 pandemic in relation to oral health. Up to three grants, worth up to £10,000 each, are available.
Closing date: 29 Jan 2021
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Urgency grants pilot

Arts and Humanities Research Council
This enables arts and humanities researchers to respond in an agile way to unanticipated urgent research needs and opportunities that meet a development need or challenge, or have the potential to support LMICs to address the UN sustainable development goals. Proposals may have eligible costs of up to £150,000 for up to one year and are funded at 80 per cent of full economic costs.
Closing date: 31 Jan 21
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COVID-19 Vaccine: Safety and Immunization Monitoring

Asian Development Bank (ADB)
The COVID-19 Vaccine Challenge Series aims to find several digital solutions that will help ADB’s developing member countries (DMCs) tackle a broad range of challenges as vaccines become available—from vaccine delivery and distribution, to public communication and education, to mobilization and monitoring of healthcare workers and volunteers, as well as safe and efficient administration of COVID-19 vaccines.
Closing date: 31 Jan 2021

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EXTENDED DEADLINE: Scholarship for pioneer COVID-19 projects

European Association of Urology
*** The closing date for this opportunity has been extended. The previous deadline of 18 December 2020 has been extended to 31 January 2021. All other call details remain unchanged. This scholarship supports a PhD and a postdoctoral fellow in taking part in pioneering research on the effects of COVID-19 on urological patients. Two scholarships are available. ***
Closing date: 31 Jan 2021
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General call for proposals

Democracy and Media Foundation | Stichting Democratie en Media
This supports initiatives that stimulate independent and critical media and sustain or promote a strong and democratic state. Proposals relating to the reinforcement of democracy and rule of law in the Netherlands in response to the COVID-19 crisis are particularly welcomed. Grants are on average worth €15,000 each. Up to €50,000 may be requested per project.
Closing date: 31 Jan 21
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IMMANA career development fellowships

University of London
These support emerging leaders who are applying or validating new methodological approaches with mentors in ongoing research programmes related to agriculture, nutrition and health research in low- and middle-income countries. Six fellowships are available for a duration of one year, each including a fixed stipend worth £40,800, a research allowance worth £9,000 to cover travel and other fieldwork expenses.
Closing date: 01 Feb 21
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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. Up to 17 fellowships worth up to USD 15,000 each are available.
Closing date: 01 Feb 2021
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Tailor-made training programme plus Sub-Saharan Africa – health

Dutch Organisation for Internationalisation in Education | Nuffic
This aims to strengthen health systems in Burundi, Ethiopia, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger through education and training, in particular in relation to COVID-19. The budget is €1.2 million. Grants are worth up to €300,000 each.
Closing date: 01 Feb 2021
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Roche for research grants

Roche
These support innovative research projects that aim to develop personalised pharmacological approaches. Projects must address specific themes within the focus areas of oncology, haematological oncology, respiratory diseases, rheumatology, neuroscience, hereditary clotting diseases, psychological and behavioural impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and doctor-patient relations. Grants are worth €50,000 each.
Closing date: 01 Feb 2021
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Tailor-made training programme plus Sub-Saharan Africa – health

Dutch Organisation for Internationalisation in Education | Nuffic
This aims to strengthen health systems in Burundi, Ethiopia, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger through education and training, in particular in relation to COVID-19. The budget is €1.2 million. Grants are worth up to €300,000 each.
Closing date: 01 Feb 2021
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Addressing disparities, assessment of options, communication and dissemination research, and improving healthcare systems

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
This supports research that addresses the needs of patients and other healthcare stakeholders in making personalised clinical decisions. Proposals are encouraged that relate to the following special areas of interest: increasing access to and continuity of patient-centred maternal care; improving care for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities growing into adulthood; and COVID-19. Grants are worth up to USD 10 million each for up to five years.
Closing date: 02 Feb 2021
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Targeted research on COVID and family violence in Victoria

Victoria Department of Health and Human Services
The tenderer will undertake targeted research into the prevalence and patterns of family violence in Victoria during the COVID-19 pandemic. Multiple awards are expected.
Closing date: 04 Feb 2021
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Notice of special interest – urgent competitive revisions for research on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the causative virus SARS-CoV-2

NIH: National Institute of General Medical Sciences
This supports research aimed at better understanding SARS-CoV-2. Funding is provided to expand the scope of the applicant’s active grant.
Closing date: 05 Feb 21
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) – Research on Rehabilitation Needs Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic

United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest is to encourage applications in three areas related to the intersection of COVID-19, the associated mitigation actions, and rehabilitation:
-Encourage research to address the rehabilitation needs of survivors of COVID-19
-Understand the impact of disruptions to rehabilitation services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated mitigation actions
-Understand the social, behavioral, economic, and health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated mitigation actions on people with physical disabilities.
Closing date: 5 Feb 2021
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Notice of special interest – promoting research on COVID-19 and rheumatic, musculoskeletal and skin diseases

NIH: National Institutes of Health
This supports research on the impact of COVID-19 on rheumatic, musculoskeletal and skin diseases.
Closing date: 05 Feb 2021
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EMF/ENAF Health Disparities Research Grant

Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF)
American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

The purpose of the EMF/ENAF Health Disparities Grant is to promote collaborative research that improves health care access, delivery, utilization, quality, and outcomes of those affected by health disparities, including racial and ethnic minority populations; non-English speaking populations; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ+) populations; persons with limited health literacy; socioeconomically disadvantaged populations; and other groups impacted by health disparities. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the impact of COVID-19.
Closing date: 05 Feb 2021
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EMF Health Disparities Research Grant

Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF)
American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
The purpose of the EMF Health Disparities Grant is to promote research that improves health care access, delivery, utilization, quality, and outcomes of those affected by health disparities, including racial and ethnic minority populations; non-English speaking populations; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) populations; persons with limited health literacy; socioeconomically disadvantaged populations; and other groups impacted by health disparities. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the impact of COVID-19.
Closing date: 05 Feb 2021
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
NIAID and NIGMS are issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for research on the 2019 novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). NIAID is particularly interested in projects focusing on viral natural history, pathogenicity, transmission, as well as projects developing medical countermeasures and suitable animal models for pre-clinical testing of vaccines and therapeutics against 2019-nCoV.
Closing date: 06 Feb 2021
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Joint EMRO/TDR migration health research

World Health Organization
This supports research projects that generate evidence as well as translate and disseminate such evidence in support of health policy making concerning the health of migrant and refugee populations. Grants are worth between USD 5,000 and USD 10,000 each and last for six months.
Closing date: 07 Feb 2021
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US Enhanced Surveillance Network to Assess Burden, Natural History, and Effectiveness of Vaccines to Prevent Enteric and Respiratory Viruses in Children

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The goal of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to support a network of US institutions to develop and implement standard research protocols to conduct prospective active surveillance for: a) acute gastroenteritis (AGE) due to norovirus, rotavirus and other enteric viruses; b) acute respiratory illnesses (ARI) due to respiratory viruses including, but not limited to, influenza, RSV, parainfluenza viruses, human metapneumovirus, rhinoviruses, enteroviruses (including EV-D68), adenoviruses, and coronaviruses (including SARS-CoV-2); and c) acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) syndrome and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) among pediatric patients seeking healthcare at medical institutions. 
Closing date: 8 February 2021
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COVID-19 research grants

Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation | Hjärt-Lungfonden
These support COVID-19 research projects related to cardiovascular or lung diseases. Grants are worth up to SEK 500,000.
Closing date: 09 Feb 2021
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COVID-19 focus funding – impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic in the Global South

German Research Foundation (DFG) | Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
This supports research into the countries and regions which have been particularly affected by the impacts of the pandemic due to major social disparities, a relatively weak economy, a high degree of informality, a lack of social security and overburdened health systems. Projects may last up to one year.
Closing date: 10 Feb 2021
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COVID-19 Vaccine Patient Education: Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG)
Pfizer, Inc.

Through this RFP it is our intent to support patient education programs designed to increase the understanding and familiarity with COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccination among the general population. Of particular interest are educational programs that focus on reaching the medically underserved and other under-immunized populations including those in both rural and urban settings.
Closing date: 10 Feb 2021
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Peer reviewed grant

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association | L’Association Canadienne des Hygiénistes Dentaires
This supports dental hygiene research and education efforts with the aim of enhancing the oral health. Funding is also available for dental hygiene research proposals related to COVID-19. Grants are worth up to CAD 10,000 each.
Closing date: 15 Feb 2021
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SBIR development of sustainable masks for medical personnel

Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) | Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland
This supports the development of sustainable masks for medical personnel with the aim of reducing the spread of viral diseases like COVID-19. Grants for feasibility studies are worth up to €25,000 each. Development grants are available as part of a later funding stage.
Closing date: 16 Feb 2021
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MRFF – stem cell therapies mission grant

National Health and Medical Research Council
This supports research that develops and delivers innovative, safe and effective stem cell medicines to improve health outcomes, in partnership with patients and carers, that are accessible to all Australians who need them. Stream 5 is a targeted call for research on the use of stem cell-derived tissue models to rapidly screen Therapeutic Goods Administration and Food and Drug Administration approved drugs as potential treatments for COVID-19. Grants are worth up to AUD 5m over one to five years.
Closing date: 17 Feb 2021
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Urgently needed therapies for SARS-CoV-19 call

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research | Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
This supports joint projects between universities and industry in developing clinical therapies, including antibody and small molecule treatments, to treat SARS-CoV-19. Grants may cover up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs until 2023.
Closing date: 17 Feb 2021
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Conducting Research to Inform Pandemic Response and Recovery of Emergency-Affected Populations by Determining Public Health Needs, Improving Methods, and Integrating Services to Mitigate Morbidity and Mortality

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity is to understand the needs of emergency-affected and displaced populations by improving epidemiological methods, estimating morbidity and mortality of these populations during COVID-19, as well as understand the specific health sector needs of persons affected by humanitarian /public health emergencies and best practices for improving health outcomes.
Closing date: 18 February 2021
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Conducting Public Health Research in Ethiopia

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
This notice of funding opportunity supports research activities in Ethiopia, including human subjects research, that determine effective implementation for characterizing and responding to public health threats, and measure impact of health programs. Proposals for communicable diseases must focus on Ethiopia’s notifiable public health diseases, priority zoonotic diseases, or an emerging pathogen with outbreak potential. Projects may seek to understand the epidemiology or improve diagnostic capacity of COVID-19 in Ethiopia in order to recommend evidence-based policies for the response. Proposals for non-communicable diseases should focus on cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease, or diabetes, as well as shared risk factors and determinants within and outside the health sector. The project may describe the burden of specific diseases, explore ways to reduce risk or prevent illness, quantify the impact of interventions or systems, evaluate cost effectiveness of interventions or systems, or assist in translating public health data into prevention practices and products to effectively reduce illness and death.
Closing date: 19 February 2021
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Strengthening Public Health Research and Implementation Science (Operations Research) to Control and Eliminate Infectious Diseases Globally

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to support the following activities:
• Conduct and monitor epidemiologic and laboratory-based science, surveillance, and research related to COVID-19 and other global public health threats in Africa, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), including, but not limited to, assessments of the extent of pathogen exposures or transmission based on serologic testing, improved understanding of immune responses to infectious pathogens, and assessments of various approaches to collecting and analyzing the results of serologic testing; and,
• Incorporate the results of these public health activities into operational disease detection, prevention, and response or control programs in regions noted above, strengthen public health capacity as outlined in the Global Health Security Agenda, and disseminate findings across the region, with partners, and globally.
Closing date: 22 Feb 2020
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Support programme for organisations in Japanese-language education

Japan Foundation
This supports various kinds of new activities in response to COVID-19, such as preparation and training for online lessons, events and teaching materials implemented by organisations involved in Japanese-language education. Funding may cover honorariums and personnel expenses, conference costs, preparation costs, teaching materials, prizes and rental fees.
Closing date: 28 Feb 21
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Postdoctoral researchers’ networking tour

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) | Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
This enables young researchers to gain an insight into German research and industry in the field of artificial intelligence by virtually visiting a series of key German institutions in the field. The programme provides funding for an individual networking trip for successful applicants when COVID-19 restrictions allow.
Closing date: 08 Mar 2021
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International climate protection initiative – themed calls

German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety | Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit
These support collaborative projects on climate protection and the conservation of biodiversity. Grants are worth between €5 million and €30m for up to eight years.
Closing date: 10 Mar 2021
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Prevention and Control of Infections/Epidemics/Pandemics of Patients at Risk or Infected with HIV and/or TB/HIV in South Africa under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

This NOFO aims to decrease iatrogenic infections of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in South Africa at the facility (such as health and correctional facilities) and community levels. PLHIV are at higher risk of contracting or developing serious complications from infectious diseases such as tuberculosis (TB) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Existing Infection Prevention Control (IPC) guidelines often 1) do not address present epidemic/pandemic challenges, 2) provide conflicting recommendations, or 3) fail to address serious IPC concerns such as facility partial or total closure, facility cleaning and disinfection, staff quarantine, and staff isolation. This lack of clarity and frequent but necessary IPC guidelines updates often leads to confusion and anxiety among stakeholders. Recipient(s) will:
• Build IPC capacity of the National, Provincial, District levels, and among District Support Partners (DSPs). This will include development at National level of scientifically sound policies, guidelines, and training curriculums;
• Put together “squad teams” to rapidly be deployed to address gaps in IPC resulting in facility outbreaks;
• Educate key stakeholders on scientifically sound IPC practices;
• Make available relevant IPC information into existing health repository sites (such as the Knowledge Hub); and
• Ensure that key stakeholders including representatives of PLHIV are meaningfully involved in the planning, implementation, monitoring, and improvement of IPC activities.
Closing Date: 14 Mar 2021
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Notice of special interest – availability of emergency competitive revisions for research on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and coronavirus disease 2019

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
This supports research on coronavirus disease with a particular focus on viral natural history, pathogenicity and transmission. The maximum project duration is two years.
Closing date: 25 Mar 21
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Small Business Research and Development of Biomedical Technologies for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for accelerating the development, translation, and commercialization of technologies to address Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The NIBIB is seeking applications to develop life-saving technologies that can be ready for commercialization within one to two years
Closing date: 30 Mar 2021
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Sixth joint call

SAF€RA
This supports collaboration between researchers from different countries in Europe and from different scientific disciplines, in order to improve safety and the management of technological risks. Grants are worth between €20,000 and €150,000 per project partner over one to two years.
Closing date: 30 Mar 2021
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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
These provide revision funding to active grants to address research collecting and examining data on the risks and outcomes for COVID-19 infection in individuals suffering from substance use disorders. Supplements are worth up to USD 100,000 each per year for a maximum period of two years.
Closing date: 31 Mar 21
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Notice of special interest – administrative supplements and urgent competitive revisions for research on the 2019 novel coronavirus and the behavioural and social sciences

NIH: Office of the Director
This supports longitudinal studies that address key social and behavioural questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Awards are worth up to USD 100,000 each per year for up to two years.
Closing date: 31 Mar 21
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TechForce19 – deploy technology to help vulnerable people isolated by COVID-19

United Kingdom Government
NHSX invites expressions of interest for the TechForce19 call. This enables innovators to test solutions that can support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating as COVID-19 continues to spread. The competition is aimed at helping in the community rather than seeking solutions that are trying to solve clinical problems or require integration with NHS systems.
Closing date: 31 Mar 2021
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus and the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) highlights the urgent need for social, behavioral, economic, health communication, and epidemiologic research relevant to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19. This NOSI encourages urgent competitive supplements and administrative supplements to existing longitudinal studies that address key social and behavioral questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including adherence to and transmission mitigation from various containment and mitigation efforts; social, behavioral, and economic impacts from these containment and mitigation efforts; and downstream health impacts resulting from these social, behavioral, and economic impacts,including differences in risk and resiliency based on gender, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and other social determinants of health.
Closing date: 31 Mar 2021
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
NIAID is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the need for research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). NIAID is particularly interested in projects focusing on viral natural history, pathogenicity, transmission, as well as projects developing medical countermeasures and suitable animal models for pre-clinical testing of vaccines and therapeutics against SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19. 
Closing date: 05 Apr 2021
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Rapid Response Grant COVID-19 and Its Cardiovascular Impact

American Heart Association (AHA)
Coronavirus infection (coronavirus disease, COVID-19) shows no signs of abating soon. There is an urgent need to better understand the pathobiology and the clinical implications of the viral infection that leads to the morbidity and mortality seen with COVID-19.
Closing date: 06 Apr 2021
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Coronavirus therapeutics – call for rapid deployment

LifeArc
LifeArc invites applications for its coronavirus therapeutics call. This supports the identification of therapeutics that can be rapidly deployed to treat COVID-19. The aim is to run trials in patients during the current epidemic. The primary purpose is to accelerate availability of treatments for patients and it is therefore expected that applicants will already have material available for testing and a plan for rapid scale up of clinical material. Priority will be given to projects that have a clear path and availability for patients in a 6-12 month timeframe.
Closing date: 06 Apr 2021
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MRFF – 2020 respiratory medicine clinical trials research on COVID-19

Australian Government
The National Heath and Medical Research Council, under the medical research future fund, invites applications for the 2020 respiratory medicine clinical trials research on COVID-19 grant. This supports clinical trials to accelerate the implementation of treatments for severe acute respiratory distress in patients affected by COVID-19.
Closing date: 06 Apr 2021
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EXTENDED DEADLINE: Cooperation with India -– company-driven research and innovation projects

Vinnova
*** The closing date for this opportunity has been extended. The previous deadline of 29 January has been extended to 6 April 2021. All other call details remain unchanged. This call supports corporate-driven collaborations related to the covid-19 pandemic within the areas of smart cities and clean technologies, digitalisation and the internet of things (IoT). Grants are worth up to SEK 2.5 million. ***
Closing date: 6 Apr 2021
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MRFF coronavirus research response – 2020 antiviral development for COVID-19

Australian Government
The National Health and Medical Research Council, under the medical research future fund’s coronavirus research response, invites applications for its call on 2020 antiviral development for COVID-19. This supports research on identifying antiviral candidates targeting SARS-CoV-2 and accelerating promising effective treatments that can be made available to treat Australians infected by SARS-CoV-2.
Closing date: 08 Apr 2021
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CSO Covid-19 Research funding proposal

Scottish Government
The Scottish Government, through the Chief Scientist Office, invites applications for its COVID-19 funding call. This supports research aimed at tackling the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland. Studies should allow fundamental science being conducted in Scottish academic institutions to be applied to issues arising form the pandemic. They must address specific hypotheses through a range of research approaches, including experimental medicine, data science or social science.
Closing date: 08 Apr 2021
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Improving health in low and middle income countries

Medical Research Council
This supports applied research that will be of direct and primary benefit to the health of vulnerable populations living in low and middle income countries. Applied research into understanding the effects of COVID-19 in LMICs will be funded through this board. There is no se limit to the amount of funding.
Closing date: 08 Apr 2021
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Supplements For Research on Biological Effects of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus on the Nervous System

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
NINDS is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and on biological effects on the nervous system of its causative agent, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
Closing date: 14 Apr 2021
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EXTENDED DEADLINE: Applied global health research – improve health in low and middle income countries

Medical Research Council
*** The closing date for this opportunity has been extended. The previous deadline of 8 April has been extended to 14 April 2021. All other call details remain unchanged. This call supports applied research that will be of direct and primary benefit to the health of vulnerable populations living in low and middle income countries. There is no se limit to the amount of funding. ***
Closing date: 14 Apr 2021
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Notice of special interest – administrative supplements and competitive revision supplements on coronavirus disease 2019 within the mission of the NIAAA

NIH: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
This supports research on the impact of alcohol as a biological contributor to COVID-19 outcomes in order to enhance the response to the pandemic and better respond to future public health emergencies. Budgets are worth up to USD 100,000 in direct costs per year for up to two years.
Closing date: 15 Apr 21
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions for Mental Health Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
NIMH is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight interest in research to strengthen the mental health response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and to future public health emergencies, including pandemics. NIMH is especially interested in research to provide an evidence base for how a disrupted workforce may adequately respond/adapt to and maintain services or provide additional care for new or increasing mental health needs, as well as to learn about the effects of the virus and public health measures to prevent spread of COVID-19 that may have an impact on mental health. Research addressing the intersection of COVID-19, mental health, and HIV treatment and prevention are also of interest to NIMH.
Closing date: 15 Apr 2021
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Emergency awards – rapid investigation of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and coronavirus disease 2019 (R21 clinical trial not allowed)

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
These support research projects focusing on obtaining time-sensitive data to better understand key aspects of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and coronavirus disease 2019. Application budgets are limited to USD 275,000 for two years.
Closing date: 30 Apr 21
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Notice of special interest – administrative supplements and revision supplements on coronavirus disease 2019

NIH: National Institute on Aging
This supports genetic, biological, clinical, behavioural, social and economic research on ageing as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project period will generally be limited to one year.
Closing date: 01 May 21
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Competitive and Administrative Supplements for the Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on Minority Health and Health Disparities

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for research on the impact of the novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic causing COVID-19 disease outbreaks and the resulting disruptions on individual and social wellbeing, health services use, and health outcomes for NIH-designated health disparity populations.
Closing date: 01 May 2021
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Coronavirus Response Fellowship

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
A research opportunity is currently available with the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. CSTLTS seeks to foster deeper engagement between CDC senior leaders and public health leadership from the U.S. territories and freely- associated states.
Closing date: 01 May 2021
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Notice of special interest – support for understanding the impact of environmental exposures on coronavirus disease

NIH: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
This supports research aimed at understanding the impact of environmental exposures on coronavirus disease and its causative agent. Funding may last for up to two years.
Closing date: 03 May 21
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): NIEHS Support for Understanding the Impact of Environmental Exposures on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
NIEHS is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to address the urgent need for mission-relevant research to understand the impact of environmental exposures on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and its causative agent, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-Cov-2). NIEHS is particularly interested in applications that will provide insight into the role of environmental exposures in pathogenicity, transmission, individual susceptibility, or prevention and intervention strategies.
Closing date: 03 May 2021
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Behavioural economics programme

Russell Sage Foundation
This supports innovative 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 US. Project grants are worth up to USD 175,000 each for up to two years.
Closing date: 04 May 2021
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Social, political and economic inequality programme

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This supports research on the factors that contribute to inequality in the US and the extent to which social, political and economic inequalities affect social, psychological, political and economic outcomes. Project grants are worth up to USD 175,000 each for up to two years.
Closing date: 04 May 2021
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Future of work

Russell Sage Foundation
This supports innovative research on the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of jobs for less- and moderately skilled workers and their families. Grants are worth up to USD 175,000 each over two years.
Closing date: 04 May 2021
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Decision making and human behaviour in context

Russell Sage Foundation
This supports innovative research on decision making across the social sciences that examines causes, consequences, processes or context from a behavioural or alternative perspective. Grants are worth up to USD 175,000 each over a maximum period of two years.
Closing date: 04 May 2021
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COVID-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund

United States Department of State (DOS)
The Department of State (DOS) announces its desire to engage private sector partners to expand and amplify the Department’s COVID-19 response. The Fund seeks to support private sector interventions and build upon private sector investments in response to the virus. The DOS broadly categorizes the private sector to include: U.S. corporations, foreign corporations, foundations, faith-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, civil society groups, Diaspora groups, service organizations, universities and other institutions of learning.
Closing date: 28 May 2021
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Pelliconi thesis prize on company management

Leonardo Committee | Comitato Leonardo
*** The closing date for this opportunity has been extended. The previous deadline of 10 January has been extended to 10 June 2021. All other call details remain unchanged. This prize recognises a thesis on company management in the post-COVID-19 era. The prize is worth €3,000. ***
Closing date: 10 Jun 2021
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TIP Office Annual Program Statement to Address the Impacts of COVID-19

Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP)
This annual program statement announces the beginning of an open, one-stage competitive process to award grants and cooperative agreements to address the impacts of COVID-19 on effort to combat human trafficking and support government measures to counter human trafficking.
Closing date: 30 Jun 2021
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Notice of special interest – emergency competitive revisions for research on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and coronavirus disease 2019

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
This supports the construction of further infrastructure for the research response to the coronavirus disease 2019. The maximum project duration is two years.
Closing date: 02 Jul 21
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Limited Competition Emergency Awards: Shared Personal Protective Equipment Resources for COVID-19 Related Vaccine and Treatment Clinical Trials and Clinical Studies (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
The purpose of this public health emergency funding opportunity is to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to directly support the needs of the NIAID’s vaccine and treatment clinical trials and clinical studies for COVID-19. This program will ensure that adequate protective equipment is available to directly assist in safely carrying out the clinical activities and direct interactions with the patients participating in the trial.
Closing date: 07 Jul 2021
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Notice of Special Interest: Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program Applications to Address 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Health Need

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for research on the 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). NCATS is particularly interested in projects focusing on the use of informatics solutions to diagnose cases and the use of CTSA-supported core resources (e.g., advanced scientific instruments, highly-specialized facilities, and regulatory expertise) to facilitate research on COVID-19 and advance the translation of research findings into diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines.
Closing date: 09 Jul 2021
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Restart the economy around food systems

Smart Agri Hubs
This supports hackathon type of activities that contribute to the restart of the European agri-food economy to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 crisis. The budget is €500,000 and grants are worth between €10,000 and €60,000 each, covering up to 20 per cent of the project costs.
Closing date: 28 Jul 21
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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Select Research Areas for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
NIAID is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the need for research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in select scientific areas.
Closing date: 07 Sep 2021
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Notice of special interest – emergency awards for limited clinical trials to evaluate therapeutic and vaccine candidates against SARS-CoV-2

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
This supports investigator-initiated high-risk clinical trials to evaluate SARS-CoV-2 candidate vaccines, non-vaccine biomedical prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19, and therapeutic approaches to treat COVID-19.
Closing date: 14 Sep 21
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COMING SOON: NHS innovation accelerator

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in late summer 2021. The following information is subject to change. This call supports individuals representing high impact, evidence-based innovations, sourced nationally and internationally, which address one or more of this year’s themes. The bursary is worth up to £20,000. ***
Closing date: 16 Oct 2021 (Forecast)
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COMING SOON: Research for patient and public benefit scheme

Health and Care Research Wales
*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in September 2021. The following information is subject to change. This scheme supports capacity and capability building in NHS Wales, including Public Health Wales, by funding research related to the day-to-day practice of the health service. Projects may last up to two years. ***
Closing date: 27 Oct 2021 (Forecast)
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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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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 22
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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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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): 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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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 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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Last updated: 20th January 2021