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.

Emergency competitive revisions for research on repurposing existing therapeutics to address COVID-19.

Date added: 23 Apr 2020

NCATS is particularly interested in projects that repurpose existing drugs or biologics (existing therapeutics) that have already begun.

Agency or Funder
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
Eligibility (if available)

Existing NCATS grantholders

Date application deadline

Early-stage research to develop technologies for COVID-19 and potential future pandemic response

Date added: 03 Jun 2020

Funding for early-stage development of tools for virus detection and sensing; supply chain management; geo-spatio-temporal monitoring and mapping; information reliability and collaboration; and modeling, simulation, and predictive analytics.

Amount
Variable
Agency or Funder
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity
Eligibility (if available)

The prime contractor must be in the US. Foreign entities and individuals may participate as part of a US-based team.

Foreign participation? (where known)
Yes
Date application deadline

Exploring education in a time of pandemic

Date added: 05 May 2020

Grants for researchers aiming to understand the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on education as well as those working to reimagine educational opportunities.

Amount
Up to $50.000 (U.S.)
Agency or Funder
Spencer Foundation
Eligibility (if available)

Principal investigator must have a PhD or relevant experience in education-related research

Foreign participation? (where known)
Yes
Date application deadline

Horizon 2020 funding for repurposing production lines to make medical supplies

Date added: 20 May 2020

Projects must propose innovative ways to repurpose, adapt and ramp-up production lines to produce vital medical supplies and equipment in under 48 hours.

Amount
€5M to €6M per projects
Agency or Funder
European Commission
Eligibility (if available)

At least 3 legal entities from 3 different Horizon 2020 countries. Target organisations include manufacturers, Open Innovation Testbeds, laboratories, other technology infrastructures.

Foreign participation? (where known)
Yes
Date application deadline

Medical, digital and AI tools for pandemic response

Date added: 20 May 2020

Horizon 2020 funding for fast and easily deployable medical devices, environmental surveillance systems tracking COVID-19 spread, telehealth and data analysis tools.

Amount
€2M to €10M
Agency or Funder
European Commission
Eligibility (if available)

At least 3 legal entities from 3 different Horizon 2020 countries

Foreign participation? (where known)
Yes
Date application deadline

Understanding the behavioural, social and economic impact of the outbreak response

Date added: 20 May 2020

Projects should address the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and the response to it on human behaviour, social dynamics, and mental health and health inequalities.

Amount
€4M to €10M
Agency or Funder
European Commission
Eligibility (if available)

At least 3 legal entities from 3 different Horizon 2020 countries

Foreign participation? (where known)
Yes
Date application deadline

Horizon 2020 funding for pan-European COVID-19 cohort studies

Date added: 20 May 2020

Projects should create new large-scale population cohorts projects or build on existing ones to understand the control, prevention and treatment of COVID-19.

Amount
€15 to €20M
Agency or Funder
European Commission
Eligibility (if available)

At least 3 legal entities from 3 different Horizon 2020 countries

Foreign participation? (where known)
Yes
Date application deadline

Translate promising preclinical findings into products for clinical applications

Date added: 23 Apr 2020

Projects should include emerging viral diseases and respiratory health topics – and be relevant to the healthcare needs of military service members, veterans, military beneficiaries, and/or the American public.

Amount
$25M (U.S. dollars)
Agency or Funder
U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Eligibility (if available)

Government agencies, eligible non-DoD organization, DoD laboratory, DoD military treatment facility, and/or DoD activity embedded within a civilian medical centre

Foreign participation? (where known)
No
Date application deadline

Basic research and COVID-19

Date added: 15 May 2020

Projects must cover relate to medical and biological problems or economic and educational aspects of the pandemic.

Amount
BGN1.8M
Agency or Funder
Bulgarian National Science Fund
Eligibility (if available)

Scientific organisations and higher education institutions

Foreign participation? (where known)
No
Date application deadline

Microsoft AI tools for COVID-19 research

Date added: 11 May 2020

Microsoft will provide free access to its Azure cloud computing service to nonprofits, academics and governments demonstrating clearly defined potential to impact the COVID-10 response.

Amount
Azure cloud and High-Performance Computing capabilities
Agency or Funder
Microsoft
Eligibility (if available)

Nonprofits, academia, and governments

Foreign participation? (where known)
Yes
Date application deadline

Innovative solutions to social issues created by COVID-19

Date added: 11 May 2020

Grants for projects that will build lasting solutions for protecting vulnerable populations and key workers affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

Amount
$1 M (USD)
Agency or Funder
The Booz Allen Foundation
Eligibility (if available)

Individuals and teams from universities, non-profits, startups, and SMEs. Principal investigator must be a US citizen with a US bank account.

Foreign participation? (where known)
Yes
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

Support for projects seeking to mitigate the health consequences of the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in Denmark

Date added: 23 Apr 2020

Support for projects seeking to mitigate the health consequences of the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in Denmark

Amount
DKK 50M
Agency or Funder
Novo Nordisk Foundation
Eligibility (if available)

Public institutions / authorities or private non-profit organizations (eg NGOs) in Denmark participating in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic

Foreign participation? (where known)
No
Date application deadline

International call for tech-based solutions

Date added: 23 Apr 2020

MIT Solve is looking for tech innovations to improve individual hygiene, develop low-cost rapid diagnostics and data tools to inform decision-makers and support health workers.

Amount
$1.5M (U.S. dollars)
Agency or Funder
MIT Solve
Eligibility (if available)

Open to individuals, research teams and organisations

Foreign participation? (where known)
Yes
Date application deadline

MIT wants to back tech innovations to help track the spread of an emerging outbreak

Date added: 23 Apr 2020

The research will focus in particular how to improve individual hygiene, develop low-cost rapid diagnostics, analyse data, and provide tools to support and protect health workers.

Amount
$10,000 (U.S. dollars)
Agency or Funder
Massachusets Institute of Technology (MIT) Solve
Eligibility (if available)

Individual, organisations from around the world

Foreign participation? (where known)
Yes
Date application deadline

Competitive revison for Common Fund grants and cooperative agreements

Date added: 29 Apr 2020

The Office of Strategic Coordination is offering additional funding to existing grantholders who revise their studies to incorporate innovative ways to prepare, prevent, and respond to the outbreak, domestically or internationally.

Amount
Not limited
Agency or Funder
NIH Office of Strategic Coordination
Eligibility (if available)

NIH grantees have to submit to PA-20-135 competitive revision

Foreign participation? (where known)
No
Date application deadline

Supplement for rapid implementation towards young researchers, CEPIDs and CPEs

Date added: 23 Apr 2020

This funding opportunity will be a complementary financial support for researchers financed by grants from Tematico program, Centres of Research, Innovation and Diffusion (CEPID), Engineering Research Centres (CPEs) and Young researchers

Amount
R$10M
Agency or Funder
São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)
Eligibility (if available)

Researchers financed in the areas of Tematico, Young Researcher, CEPID and CPE

Foreign participation? (where known)
No
Date application deadline

Funding support for clinical trials

Date added: 05 May 2020

Funding for clinical trials to evaluate new drugs, devices, clinical guidance, approaches and technologies aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19. Projects may range from proof-of-concept to large-scale trials.

Amount
$30M (U.S.)
Agency or Funder
US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity
Eligibility (if available)

Principal investigator must be at level of Assistant Professor or equivalent.

Foreign participation? (where known)
Yes
Date application deadline

Inaugural Elevate Prize to address health security and pandemics such as COVID-19

Date added: 23 Apr 2020

Applications should focus on how can help communities around the world prepare for, detect, and respond to emerging pandemics and health security threats such as COVID-19

Amount
$300,000 (U.S dollars) per project
Agency or Funder
Elevate Prize Foundation
Eligibility (if available)

Individual applicants must be affiliated with a legally established entity

Foreign participation? (where known)
Yes
Date application deadline

Support for preclinical research into countermeasures against COVID-19

Date added: 23 Apr 2020

Support for the preclinical development of therapeutics or vaccines to fight infectious diseases/pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2. (Clinical trials will not be supported.)

Amount
$4,050,000 (U.S. dollars)
Agency or Funder
National Institutes of Health (NIH) - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Eligibility (if available)

Higher Education Institutions, Nonprofits and For-Profit Organizations,State Governments ini the US.

Date application deadline