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.

Health research for low- and middle-income countries

Date added: 28 May 2020

Projects should focus on epidemiology, clinical management, prevention and social sciences.

Amount
£1M per award
Agency or Funder
UK Department of Health and Social Care and Medical Research Council
Eligibility (if available)

Applications are particularly encouraged from LMIC principal investigators, as well as principal investigators based in the UK working in equitable partnerships with LMIC investigators. Applicants must have a relevant academic affiliation to an eligible institution in an LMIC or the UK.

Foreign participation? (where known)
Yes

Flagship Covid-19 and cardiovascular health projects

Date added: 08 May 2020

UK researchers are invited to study cardiovascular complications in COVID-19 infection, their prevention, short and long-term impact, and why patients with heart and circulatory diseases are at greater risk of adverse outcomes.

Amount
N/A
Agency or Funder
The British Heart Foundation
Eligibility (if available)

UK cardiovascular research community

Foreign participation? (where known)
No

COVID-19 public health emergency - response, governance and impact

Date added: 23 Apr 2020

Foresighted, basic, retrospective and evidence-based joint research surrounding four aspects in the epidemic prevention and control in terms of responses and management, governance mechanism, economic impact and countermeasures, and social governa

Amount
¥ 500,000 - ¥ 800,000 per project
Agency or Funder
National Science Foundation of China
Eligibility (if available)

2020 NSDC application guidelines

Date application deadline

Special support for rapid implementation projects

Date added: 23 Apr 2020

A call for R&D projects that can quickly contribute to improving the response of health systems to the impact of COVID-19, contributing to better patient management and the implementation of public health measures.

Amount
€ 1.5M
Agency or Funder
Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
Eligibility (if available)

Portugal-based entities only

Foreign participation? (where known)
No
Date application deadline

AHA Rapid Response Grant
COVID-19 and Its Cardiovascular Impact

Date added: 23 Apr 2020

Cardiovascular-focused applications that will contribute to understanding the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention, clinical manifestations, clinical management (including critical care management) and social beha

Amount
up to $100,000 (U.S. dollars)
Agency or Funder
American Heart Association
Eligibility (if available)

Not specified

Foreign participation? (where known)
Yes
Date application deadline

Call for COVID-19 medical or non-medical research projects: CLOSED

Date added: 23 Apr 2020

The proposals focused on prevention, diagnostics, treatment and/or (medical or non-medical) consequences of COVID-19.

Amount
€50,000
Agency or Funder
Ghent University
Eligibility (if available)

Ghent University staff or visiting professors only.

Foreign participation? (where known)
No
Date application deadline

An Argentinian call aimed at improving the country's capacity to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date added: 23 Apr 2020

Research grants are offered in the fields of diagnosis, prevention, treatment other aspects related to COVID-19.

Amount
$100,000 (U.S. dollars) per project
Agency or Funder
La Agencia Nacional de Promoción de la Investigación, el Desarrollo Tecnológico y la Innovación (Agencia I+D+i )
Eligibility (if available)

Inter-American Development Bank members

Foreign participation? (where known)
Yes
Date application deadline

Development and Promotion of Innovative Drugs for Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases

Date added: 23 Apr 2020

Rather than focusing on existing infectious disease research, the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development particularly wants proposals based on innovative ideas and approaches through technology transfer from different fields and multidi

Amount
3.000-5.000 JP¥ per task per year
Agency or Funder
Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development
Eligibility (if available)

Japanese research institutions only.

Foreign participation? (where known)
No
Date application deadline

Top-up funding for research on therapeutic strategies and diagnostic methods for COVID-19

Date added: 23 Apr 2020

Polish investigators already working on COVID-19 are offered rapid, flexible and additional funding to allow them to intensify their research.

Amount
PLN 10M
Agency or Funder
National Science Center
Eligibility (if available)

Must hold a PhD

Foreign participation? (where known)
No
Date application deadline

Improving patient health and understanding the pathogenesis of COVID-19 to contain the spread

Date added: 08 May 2020

€7M are available for collaborative research projects lasting 12 months that can rapidly acquire knowledge about potential clinical and public health measures to be used immediately to improve patient health.

Amount
Up to €1M per project, €7M total
Agency or Funder
Ministero della Salute
Eligibility (if available)

Leading institutional applicant must be a designated Italian clinically oriented biomedical institute (IRCCS); collaborations must include a minimum of five and a maximum of seven partners

Foreign participation? (where known)
No
Date application deadline

Request for proposals focused on the development of medical technologies to combat COVID-19

Date added: 23 Apr 2020

US Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) is looking to rapidly accelerate the inquiry, testing, and fielding of new 21st-century capabilities, employing novel technologies and approaches to the detection of exposure, prevention, containm

Amount
To be defined
Agency or Funder
Department of Defense (DoD)
Eligibility (if available)

Must be a member of the MTEC consortium to receive a grant, although membership is not required to make an application.

Foreign participation? (where known)
Yes
Date application deadline

Call for projects to support to clinical and translational proposals to address the COVID-19 emergency

Date added: 23 Apr 2020

The call will specifically give support to clinical and translational proposals that include clearly targeted technologies or projects to prevent, treat, monitor, or diagnose the COVID-19 disease.

Amount
€300,000
Agency or Funder
'La Caixa'' Foundation
Eligibility (if available)

Non-profit legal entities based in Spain or Portugal.

Date application deadline

Support for trainee researchers

Date added: 23 Apr 2020

Support to undergraduate, postgraduate, doctorate and postdoctoral students for diagnosis and treatment projects related to COVID-19

Amount
Up to TL 6,000 per month
Agency or Funder
TÜBİTAK
Eligibility (if available)

Undergraduate, postgraduate, doctorate and postdoctoral researchers

Foreign participation? (where known)
No
Date application deadline

Rapid solutions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and inform the public-health response

Date added: 11 May 2020

Funding for organisations with solutions that can be implemented immediately to contribute to support decision-making, as well as to inform the clinical and public health response.

Amount
Not specified
Agency or Funder
Government of Ontario
Eligibility (if available)

Universities and colleges, research hospitals, non-profit research institutes

Foreign participation? (where known)
No
Date application deadline

Consortia sought to accelerate developments on COVID-19

Date added: 23 Apr 2020

The projects will focus on prophylactics, therapeutics and diagnostics to contribute in the short term to dealing with the current outbreak. Proposals must be made by a consortium to increase their likelihood of impact.

Amount
€50,000 - €300,000 per project
Agency or Funder
Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen (FWO)
Eligibility (if available)

Private companies, academia, international organisations, public bodies (preferably including a Flemish hospital or a Belgian government agency active in the field of care and public health)

Date application deadline

Capacity-building for Argentina’s provinces and municipalities

Date added: 05 May 2020

Projects should contribute to improving scientific capabilities or local technology to strengthen local public health systems.

Amount
ARS50M
Agency or Funder
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
Eligibility (if available)

https://www.argentina.gob.ar/ciencia/financiamiento/id/programa-federal-covid19

Foreign participation? (where known)
No
Date application deadline

Call for Proposals for R&D Plans of Industrial Products for the Prevention and Treatment of the COVID-19

Date added: 23 Apr 2020

Submission of applications for assistance with R&D and technological innovation plans. The final date for applications is 18 May, but there are multiple submission dates before that time: 30 March, 20 April, and 4 May.

Amount
30% to 70% of approved R&D expenses
Agency or Funder
Israel Innovation Authority
Eligibility (if available)

Companies in the manufacturing industry in a variety of fields

Date application deadline

Rapid research for British Columbia

Date added: 23 Apr 2020

First call for funding projects on COVID-19 prevention, diagnostics, countermeasures and its impact on the population of British Columbia.

Amount
C$150,000
Agency or Funder
Michael Smith Foundation For Health Research (MSFHR)
Eligibility (if available)

Researchers based in British Columbia and affiliated with an eligible BC host institution that has a signed memorandum of understanding with MSFHR

Foreign participation? (where known)
No
Date application deadline

Swiss national COVID-19 research programme

Date added: 08 May 2020

Projects must advance the understanding of COVID-19 and the development of vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics. Multidisciplinary collaborations and use of international research networks are encouraged.

Amount
CHF 20M
Agency or Funder
Swiss National Science Foundation
Eligibility (if available)

Independent researchers holding a PhD or equivalent

Foreign participation? (where known)
Yes
Date application deadline