COVID-19 Funding Opportunities for Researchers

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the world, and has led to numerous new funding opportunities for researchers. The Research Foundation for SUNY has compiled many of these funding opportunities, research resources, regulations and other information related to the novel coronavirus on a COVID-19 "Research Matters" page. In addition, NIH offers information for applicants and recipients of funding, and more COVID-19 grants can be found at Grants.gov. Thank you to UB’s Genome, Environment and Microbiome (GEM) Community of Excellence and our University at Rochester colleagues for compiling helpful resources and opportunities, many of which we have included in our summary.

Here are current COVID-19 funding opportunities and due dates, sorted by sponsor. Watch this list for new additions as further funding opportunities develop.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Wellcome/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/Mastercard Initiative to Speed the Development of and Access to Therapies for COVID-19
Applications accepted on rolling basis

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Health Foundation for Western & Central New York, the John R. Oishei Foundation, and the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (coordinators)
Western New York COVID-19 Community Response Fund
Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Ferring COVID-19 Investigational Grants 
Due October 31, 2020                               

Merck KGaA
Research Grant for Pandemic Preparedness
Applications accepted on rolling basis

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Emergency Awards: Rapid Investigation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Applications accepted on a rolling basis

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
NIH POCTRN Fast-Track Program for COVID-19 Test Development and Distribution
Applications accepted on rolling basis

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke 
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisions and Administrative Supplements For Research on Biological Effects of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus on the Nervous System
Applications accepted on rolling basis until April 14, 2021

National Institutes of Health
Emergency Awards: Rapid Investigation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Applications accepted on rolling basis

National Science Foundation
Request for SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposals Addressing COVID-19
Submission windows vary

Provisioning Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Further Research on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
See submission details at link

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
PCORI Funding Opportunity for COVID-19-Related Enhancements to Existing PCORI-Funded Research Projects
Applications accepted on rolling basis

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)/Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Rapid Access Proposals for COVID-19 Research
Applications accepted on rolling basis