Science|Business Database: Coronavirus Funding Opportunities

As a service to the global R&D community, Science|Business has compiled this database of funding opportunities. Users are encouraged to let us know of funding calls that could be incorporated into the database. Please email all suggestions to info@sciencebusiness.net. The database will be updated daily. For rapid news about COVID-19, see our live blog.

Calls for Rapid and Impactful Study Proposals on Behavioural and Psychological Aspects of COVID-19

Date added: 23 Apr 2020

Join a network of labs from 70 countries in the world to help understand the behavioral and psychological aspects of the COVID-19 outbreak. (No funding involved.)

Agency or Funder
Psychological Science Accelerator (PSA)
Foreign participation? (where known)
Yes
Date application deadline

Trinational Nordic and Nordic-Estonian/Latvian COVID-19 data projects

Date added: 15 May 2020

Funding for trinational health data research involving involving at least three countries – either three or more Nordic countries, or two or more Nordic countries plus Estonia and/or Latvia.

Amount
NOK 57M
Agency or Funder
NordForsk
Eligibility (if available)

Project leader must hold a PhD and work at the host institution

Foreign participation? (where known)
No
Date application deadline

An opportunity for local women’s organisations to respond to COVID-19 in crisis settings

Date added: 23 Apr 2020

Funding for projects that focus on working on women, peace and security and humanitarian issues; and on providing gender-responsive responses to the COVID19 crisis.

Amount
$200,000 (U.S dollars)
Agency or Funder
Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund (WPHF)
Eligibility (if available)

Civil-society organizations in all 25 WPHF eligible countries

Foreign participation? (where known)
No
Date application deadline

COVID-19 in haematology

Date added: 05 May 2020

Proposals should address COVID-19 infection in malignant and benign haematologic disorders or haematological and immunological manifestations in COVID-19 infection.

Amount
€120.000
Agency or Funder
European Hematology Association
Eligibility (if available)

Home or host institute must be in Europe

Foreign participation? (where known)
Yes
Date application deadline

While waiting for a vaccine: multilateral call for short- to medium-term solutions

Date added: 23 Apr 2020

Funding for a consortium with at least two participating countries and with financial help from national funding organisations.

Amount
Variable (depends on national funding body)
Agency or Funder
Eureka
Eligibility (if available)

Organisations from Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Spain and Turkey

Foreign participation? (where known)
Yes
Date application deadline

Funding competition: tech-focused ideas for e-learning during pandemic-induced school closures

Date added: 27 Apr 2020

Projects focusing distance learning and education in low- and middle-income countries will compete to be invited to virtual EdTech Pitch Days with a global network of potential funders.

Agency or Funder
EdTech Hub, mEducation Alliance and Global Innovation Exchange
Foreign participation? (where known)
Yes
Date application deadline

Scientific collaboration between Muslim countries

Date added: 29 Apr 2020

Grants available to enable collaborating groups in different IsDB countries to buy research equipment and strengthen facilities to enhance their partnership and productivity and to support the mobility of scientists between the participating insti

Amount
$50,000 (U.S.dollars) per research group
Agency or Funder
The World Academy of Sciences and the Islamic Development Bank
Eligibility (if available)

IsDB Member Countries, only PhD holders

Foreign participation? (where known)
No
Date application deadline

Research funding in Islamic countries

Date added: 23 Apr 2020

Joint call from the UN World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and the Islamic Development Bank for Research (IsDB) for epidemiology, diagnostic and treatments research in member states of the IsDB

Amount
$100,000 per grant
Agency or Funder
IsDB and TWAS
Eligibility (if available)

Each principal applicant must be a national of an IsDB country

Foreign participation? (where known)
No
Date application deadline

Diagnostics, treatment and prevention for African countries

Date added: 03 Jun 2020

Projects should focus on virology, epidemiology, health governance, transmission, information, mental health and vulnerable groups.

Amount
$4.75M USD
Agency or Funder
National Research Foundation South Africa
Eligibility (if available)

Researchers and science engagement practitioners from the following countries: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and, in the context of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA), Nigeria and South Africa.

Foreign participation? (where known)
Yes
Date application deadline

Preparing for future high-impact pandemics

Date added: 20 May 2020

Research or innovation projects should enhance public preparedness for upcoming pandemics with medical, surveillance, sanitation, supply chain, education, and other technologies.

Agency or Funder
Eureka
Eligibility (if available)

At least two organisations from at least two of the following countries: Belgium, Canada, Estonia, Finland, France, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey. Organisations from other Eureka countries can also participate

Foreign participation? (where known)
Yes
Date application deadline

New COVID-19 funding call for vaccines to be deployed rapidly

Date added: 08 May 2020

CEPI is looking for proposals for the development of vaccines that can be accepted and deployed within 12-18 months or less.

Amount
Unspecified
Agency or Funder
The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations
Eligibility (if available)

Any organisation developing a COVID-19 vaccine

Foreign participation? (where known)
Yes
Date application deadline

Basic, applied and innovation research in the BRICS countries

Date added: 10 Jul 2020

Projects should focus on new diagnostic technologies, vaccines and treatments, genomic sequencing, epidemiology and computing oriented research.

Amount
Depends on national funding
Agency or Funder
BRICS
Eligibility (if available)

Applicants should have at least two other BRICS countries involved in the project

Foreign participation? (where known)
Yes
Date application deadline