COVID-19 funding

COVID-19 research news

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Funding opportunity summary Internal deadline

Australian Academy of Science, AU
Regional collaborations programme – COVID-19 digital grants

Supports an increase in connectivity and engagement between Australian and Asia–Pacific economies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

7 Dec 2020

Novo Nordisk Foundation, DK
Research in long-term health consequences of COVID-19 illness

Supports collaborative projects that investigate the nature, incidence, distribution of long-term symptoms, and their underlying pathogenesis in COVID-19 patients. Grants are worth between DKK 3 million and DKK 10m over four years.

  • DKK $3M - $10M (approx. AUD $655,000 - $2.2M)
  • External deadline: 12 January 2021
  • Further information
10 Dec 2020

Arts & Humanities Research Council, GB
Urgency grants pilot

Enables arts and humanities researchers to respond in an agile way to unanticipated urgent research needs and opportunities that meet a development need or challenge, or have the potential to support LMICs to address the UN sustainable development goals.

  • Up to GBP £120,000 (approx. AUD $230,000)
  • Projects must be led by UK or LMIC organisations. International CIs and partners may be included.
  • External deadline: 31 January 2021
  • Further information
22 Jan 2021

Horizon 2020: European Innovation Council, EU
Horizon prize for early warning for epidemics

Supports projects that develop a scalable, reliable, cost-effective prototype early warning system to forecast and monitor vector borne diseases in order to contribute to the prevention of outbreaks, mitigating their impact at local, regional and global scales and providing support to existing elimination efforts.

9 Feb 2021

NIH: National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, US
Notice of special interest - Emergency competitive revisions for research on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

Supports the construction of further infrastructure for the research response to the coronavirus disease 2019. The maximum project duration is two years.

25 Jun 2021

NIH: National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, US
Notice of special interest - Emergency awards for limited clinical trials to evaluate therapeutic and vaccine candidates against SARS-CoV-2

Supports investigator-initiated high-risk clinical trials to evaluate SARS-CoV-2 candidate vaccines, non-vaccine biomedical prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19, and therapeutic approaches to treat COVID-19. Applications accepted every month until September 2021.

7 Sep 2021

US Department of Health & Human Services, US
Treatment and protection from COVID-19 broad agency announcement

Supports COVID-19-related research initiatives with a focus on plasma and therapeutics. Applications accepted until August 2022.

25 Jul 2022

Department of Health & Social Care including NIHR, GB
COVID-19 rapid response rolling call

This supports COVID-19 urgent public health research to gather the necessary clinical and epidemiological evidence that will inform national policy and enable new diagnostic tests, treatments and vaccines to be developed and tested for COVID-19.

  • Size of grant varies
  • UofA researchers can only be listed as CIs or subcontractors
  • Applications accepted at any time
  • Further information
Ongoing

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, US
COVID-19 urgent response initiative

Supports innovative solutions that address time-critical social problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants should generally cover up to 25 per cent of eligible project costs.

  • USD $50,000 - $100,000 (approx. AUD $76,000 - $152,000)
  • Applications accepted at any time
  • Further information
Ongoing

European Spallation Source, SE
Deuteration and macromolecular crystallisation platform access for COVID-19 research

Enables scientists and researchers working on COVID-19-related research projects to access laboratory services through the deuteration and macromolecular crystallisation platform at the European Spallation Source. 

      Ongoing

      European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), EU
      COVID-19 scientific research

      Supports urgent research projects on COVID-19 by enabling researchers to access ESRF facilities.

      Ongoing

      Google, US
      COVID-19 research grants

      Support researchers working on urgent public health challenges associated with COVID-19. Credits may be used to access computing software.

      Ongoing

      Merck, DE
      Pandemic preparedness and fighting emerging new viral infectious disease

      Supports projects that leverage modern technologies to create new breakthrough solutions to be more prepared for pandemic outbreaks or work towards existing solutions that could help to fight emerging viral infections.

      Ongoing

      Mozilla Foundation, US
      COVID-19 solutions fund

      Supports open-source technology projects which are responsive to the COVID-19 pandemic. Project duration of up to three months.

        Ongoing

        Open Road Alliance, US
        COVID-19 charitable grants

        Supports charitable organisations that are responding directly to COVID-19. 

        • Up to USD $100,000 (approx. AUD $157,000)
        • Applications accepted at any time
        • Further information
          Ongoing

          US Department of Energy, US
          COVID-19 high performance computing consortium

          Enables researchers carrying out COVID-19-related projects to access computing resources made available by partner institutions. The maximum project duration is six months.

          Ongoing