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
American Lung Association COVID-19 and Emerging Respiratory Viruses Research Award May 30, 2020
ATS ATS/GSK Research Grant in COVID-19 June 23, 2020 Full Application Deadline COVID-19 Seedling Research Topics - IARPA-BAA-20-01 See Solicitation
Booz Allen Foundation The Booz Allen Foundation Innovation Fund June 5, 2020
CETF COVID-19 Early Treatment Fund (CETF) See Solicitation Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge

See Solicitation
Dept of Commerce FY 2020 EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs including CARES Act Funding - PWEAA2020 See Solicitation for ongoing deadlines
DOD CDMRP PRMRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award for Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health - W81XWH-20-PRMRP-IIRA-COV June 12, 2020
DoD CDMRP PRMRP Technology/Therapeutic Development Award for Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health - W81XWH-20-PRMRP-TTDA-COV June 12, 2020
DoD CDMRP PRMRP Clinical Trial Award for Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health - W81XWH-20-PRMRP-CTA-COV June 22, 2020
DoD CDMRP Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program Clinical Trial Award - W81XWH-20-PRMRP-CTA August 13, 2020
DOE Dear Colleague Letter--Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Responses will be reviewed beginning March 18, 2020.
Dept. of State DRL FY19 Countering Corruption amid COVID-19 - SFOP0006927 June 12, 2020
Dept. of State COVID-19 Small Grants Program - ND-NOFO-20-111 September 30, 2020
Draper Richards Kaplan Coronavirus Urgent Response Initiative See Solicitation
Ferring Ferring COVID-19 Investigational Grants October 31, 2020
Google Apply for Google Cloud Research Credits See solicitation
HHS HHS Seeks Abstract Submissions for 2019-nCoV Diagnostics Development See solicitation
Innocentive Gamification to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus June 12, 2020
Jacob & Valeria Langeloth Foundation COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund LOI – December 15, 2020
Proposal Deadline – February 15, 2021
Merek KGaA Merck KGaA: Research Grant for Pandemic Preparedness August 31, 2020
MIT Health Security & Pandemics June 18, 2020
NIH - NIAID 2020 NIAID Omnibus Broad Agency Announcement - HHS-NIH-NIAID-BAA2020-1 June 30, 2020
NIH - NIAID Collaborative Cross (CC) Mouse Model Generation and Discovery of Immunoregulatory Mechanisms (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) - PAR-18-781 September 09, 2020
NIH - NIAID - NIA Investigator Initiated Extended Clinical Trial (R01 Clinical Trial Required) - PAR-20-139 See Solicitation
NIH - NIAID - NIGMS Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Administrative Supplements and Revision Supplements on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - NOT-HL-20-757 See solicitation
NIH - NIAID - NIGMS Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) - NOT-A1-20-030 See solicitation
NIH - NIAID Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - NOT-AI-20-031 See solicitation
NIH - NIAID Partnerships for Countermeasures against Select Pathogens (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) - RFA-AI-20-028 June 30, 2020
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 October 5, 2020
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
NIH Urgent Competitive Revision to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Urgent Supplement - Clinical Trial Optional) - PA-18-935 See solicitation
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 Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Repurposing Existing Therapeutics to Address the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) - NOT-TR-20-012 June 5, 2020
NIH Emergency Competitive Revision to Existing NIH Awards (Emergency Supplement - Clinical Trial Optional) - PA-20-135 See solicitation
NIH NIH Director’s Emergency Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional) - RFA-RM-20-021 LOI – August 4, 2020;
Application Deadline – September 4, 2020
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 Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) - NSF 19-592 November 18, 2020
NIST NIST Manufacturing USA National Emergency Assistance Program - 2020-NIST-MFGUSA-NEAP-01 See solicitation
PCORI PCORI Funding Opportunity for COVID-19-Related Enhancements to Existing PCORI-Funded Research Projects See Solicitation - Deadline on a rolling basis
Pfizer Pfizer Global Medical Grants Announces a New Education RFP in Primary Immunodeficiency (PI) Disorders June 8, 2020
Pfizer Vaccine Preventable Diseases – COVID-19 June 17, 2020
Pfizer Pfizer COVID-19 Competitive Grant Program See solicitation
Poynter Researching COVID-19 misinformation? The IFCN has opened a call for research proposals Rolling Deadline
Robert Wood Johnson Emergency Response for the General Public Innovation Challenge Phase 1 Application - June 12, 2020
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health See Solicitation
Spencer Foundation Research Grants on Education: COVID-19 Related Special Grant Cycle May 18, June 8, SEE SOLICITATION
SSRC Rapid-Response Grants on COVID-19 and the Social Sciences June 1, 2020
Stevens Initiative Stevens Initiative Coronavirus Response Fund June 12, 2020
Surf COVID-19 Fast Track for Computing Time Call June 30, 2020
USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants July 13, 2020
ViiV Healthcare HIV & COVID-19: RFP for Research Projects to Help Improve the Understanding and Management of COVID-19 in PLHIV See solicitation

UofL COVID-19 Resources

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