COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

All COVID-19-related funding opportunities posted each Monday in the RCA Update are archived here.

CDC: Conducting Research to Inform Pandemic Response and Recovery of Emergency-Affected Populations by Determining Public Health Needs, Improving Methods, and Integrating Services to Mitigate Morbidity and Mortality (Limited Submission Program)

Limited submission grant programs are those that indicate a limit on the number of proposals that may be submitted by an institution for a particular deadline. A selection process becomes necessary if more applicants express interest in applying than NDSU is allowed to submit to the grant program.
CDC Informing Pandemic Response and Recovery : Notify RCA if you are interested in submitting to this program.

The purpose of this funding opportunity [RFA-GH-21-004] is to understand the needs of emergency-affected and displaced populations and estimate morbidity and mortality in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The overall goals of this operational research are to a) improve mortality and cause of death estimation during the acute emergency phase, b) understand COVID-19 disease transmission, contributing factors and secondary health consequences, c) study the effects of various hand hygiene interventions on mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and d) understand the mental health impact of COVID-19 to reduce associated morbidity and mortality among displaced populations and in emergency settings.

LIMITED SUBMISSION: Only one application per institution is allowed.

HHS Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority Broad Agency Announcement

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) is investing in an array of medical countermeasures to diagnose, treat, or protect against the 2019 novel coronavirus under the BARDA Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). Specifically, BARDA is pursuing the following products or technologies: Diagnostic assays for human pan-coronaviruses; Point-of-Care diagnostic assays for SARS-CoV-2 virus; Diagnostic assay to detect COVID-19 disease; Vaccines for novel coronavirus; Therapeutics for novel coronavirus; Ventilators; Immunomodulators or therapeutics targeting lung repair; Pre-exposure and post-exposure prophylaxis for novel coronavirus exposure; Respiratory protective devices; and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies.

NIH: Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) (PA-20-172) is to support investigative and collaborative research focused on understanding the long-term effects of natural and/or human-made disasters on health care systems serving health disparity populations in communities in the U.S., including the U.S. territories. 

 Standard dates apply. The next standard due date for this FOA is February 5, 2020. 

NIH NCMRR NOSI: Research on Rehabilitation Needs Associated with COVID-19

The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) [NOT-HD-20-031] is to encourage applications in three areas related to the intersection of COVID-19, the associated mitigation actions, and rehabilitation:

  1. Encourage research to address the rehabilitation needs of survivors of COVID-19
  2. Understand the impact of disruptions to rehabilitation services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated mitigation actions
  3. Understand the social, behavioral, economic, and health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated mitigation actions on people with physical disabilities

Research applications addressing these topics are considered responsive; not all topics are expected within the same application. Applications will be directed to the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) at the NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

This notice applies to due dates on or after February 5, 2021 and subsequent receipt dates through May 8, 2023. 

NIH NIEHS NOSI: Understanding the Impact of Environmental Exposures on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) encourages applications for mission-relevant research to understand the impact of environmental exposures on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and its causative agent, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-Cov-2). NIEHS is particularly interested in applications that will provide insight into the role of environmental exposures in pathogenicity, transmission, individual susceptibility, or prevention and intervention strategies. To apply, you can use several mechanisms:

  • For a new R21 grant that doesn’t build off an existing NIEHS grant, apply to RFA-ES-19-011 (Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities in Environmental Health Sciences) providing the time-sensitive criteria are met. (The entire cycle from submission to award is expected to be 3 – 4 months.)
  • For a supplement to a current funded NIEHS grant within your scope of work, apply to PA-18-591 (Administrative Supplement)
  • For a work related to a current funded NIEHS grant, but outside the original scope of work, apply to PA-18-935 (Urgent Competitive Revision)

Russell Sage Foundation: Social Science Research Special Topics

The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) has long supported social science research with the aim of improving social and living conditions in the United States. For its May 4, 2021 deadline, RSF will accept letters of inquiry under the following core programs and special initiatives: Future of WorkImmigration and Immigrant IntegrationRace, Ethnicity and ImmigrationSocial, Political and Economic Inequality.

In addition, RSF will also accept letters of inquiry relevant to any of RSF’s core programs that address at least one of the following issues:

  1. Research on the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting recession in the U.S. Specifically, research that assesses the social, political, economic, and psychological causes and consequences of the pandemic, especially its effects on marginalized individuals and groups and on trust in government and other institutions. Priorities do not include analyses of health outcomes or health behavior.
  2. Research focused on systemic racial inequality and/or the recent mass protests in the U.S. Specifically, research that investigates the prevalence of racial disparities in policing and criminal justice and their social, political, economic, and psychological causes and consequences; the effects of the current social protest movement and mass mobilization against systemic discrimination; the nature of public attitudes and public policies regarding policing, criminal justice, and social welfare; and the effects of those attitudes in the current political environment.


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