COVID-19 Grant Funding Opportunities

Information is available about COVID-19 research funding under the CARES Act.

The list below includes funding opportunities specifically targeting COVID-19 and its detection, prevention and treatment. If you have any questions or otherwise need support, please contact the Office of . If you are working on COVID-19 related research, please complete this short form so that we can help connect you with funding agencies and program managers.

For important information, please see NIH Extramural Nexus COVID Funding Opportunities and More Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding.


We are doing our best to keep this information accurate, but check the full solicitations for deadline updates.


Sponsor Grant/Program Name Sponsor Deadline
Fast Grants - Emergent Ventures Fast Funding for COVID-19 Science
Prior to submission please confer with our if you have questions about IP or confidentiality.
See Solicitation
CDC Annual Estimates of Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness for Preventing Medically Attended Laboratory-Confirmed Influenza in the United States - RFA-IP-21-005
(Also see Large Grants)
January 8, 2021
CETF COVID-19 Early Treatment Fund (CETF) See Solicitation
CRC Pandemic/COVID19 Science, Technology and Social Impact - RFP-20-04 See Solicitation -
applications reviewed on a rolling basis
Dept of Commerce FY 2020 EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs including CARES Act Funding - PWEAA2020 See Solicitation for ongoing deadlines
Dept. of State COVID-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund - SFOP0007088 May 28, 2021
Ferring Ferring COVID-19 Investigational Grants October 31, 2020
Google Apply for Google Cloud Research Credits See solicitation - applications reviewed on a rolling basis
Jacob & Valeria Langeloth Foundation COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund LOI – December 15, 2020
Proposal Deadline – February 15, 2021
NIH - NIAD Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Emergency Awards for Limited Clinical Trials to Evaluate Therapeutic and Vaccine Candidates Against SARS-CoV-2 - NOT-AI-20-065 See Solicitation
NIH - NIAID - NIA Investigator Initiated Extended Clinical Trial (R01 Clinical Trial Required) - PAR-20-139 See Solicitation - Various Deadlines thru January 2023
NIH - NIDA Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus - NOT-DA-20-047 March 31, 2021
NIH NIH mobilizes national innovation initiative for COVID-19 diagnostics See solicitation
NIH Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program Applications to Address 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Heath Need - NOT-TR-20-011 See solicitation -
Expiration Date July 10, 2021
NIH Urgent Competitive Revision to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Urgent Supplement - Clinical Trial Optional) - PA-18-935 See solicitation -
Expiration Date January 25, 2022
NIH Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional) - PA-18-591 Applications accepted through February 6, 2021
NIH Emergency Competitive Revision to Existing NIH Awards (Emergency Supplement - Clinical Trial Optional) - PA-20-135 See solicitation -
Expiration Date March 10, 2023
NIH Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects Related to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional) - PAR-20-243 December 2, 2020; March 2, 2021
NSF Dear Colleague Letter on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - NSF 20-052 Contact program officer
NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Provisioning Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Further Research on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - NSF 20-055 Contact program officer
NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Sentinel Cells for Surveillance and Response to Emergent Infectious Diseases (Sentinels) - NSF-20-105 See Solicitation
NSF Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) - NSF 19-592 November 18, 2020
PCORI PCORI Funding Opportunity for COVID-19-Related Enhancements to Existing PCORI-Funded Research Projects See Solicitation - Deadline on a rolling basis
PCORI Phased Large Awards for Comparative Effectiveness Research – Cycle 3 2020
(Also see Large Grants)
September 29, 2020 - LOI:
January 12, 2021 Application Deadline
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health See Solicitation - Deadline on a rolling basis
Russell Sage Russell Sage Foundation Grant
(Also see Large Grants)
November 11, 2020
See Solicitation for Details
Sorenson Impact Foundation (SIF) Request for Proposal (See Solicitation)
SSRC Just Tech Covid-19 Rapid-Response Grants See Solicitation - Application Deadline on a rolling basis
Therapeutics Accelerator Advancing research into accessible coronavirus treatments See solicitation

UofL COVID-19 Resources

Access to cloud, high performance, data analysis, machine learning, and AI computing resources for Coronavirus Research