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COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

COVID-19 funding opportunities will be added to this page as they are released by the National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies. Please email Marketing and Communications Director Roger Anderson, if you know of any additional opportunities.

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Clinic Testing Therapeutic/Indication Pairing Strategies

June 5, October 5 FOA $3,000,000

Clinical Trial Planning: Therapeutic/Indication Pairing Strategies

June 16, October 16 FOA $225,000

Support pre-clinical studies to evaluate a therapeutic/indication pair for drug repurposing

June 26 FOA

UG3: $200,000



Repurposing Existing Therapeutics to Address the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease

Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities N/A

Call for Proposals: COVID-19 Ethics and Humanities Grant

April 6 Call for Applications $5,000

Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on COVID-19

February 05, 2021 NOSI

Emergency Competitive Revisions for Research on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

March 24, 2021 NOSI
LifeArc N/A

Identification of Therapeutics that Can Be Rapidly Deployed to Treat COVID-19

April 6 Call for Applications
American Heart Association N/A

AHA Rapid Response Grant COVID-19 and Its Cardiovascular Impact

April 6 Rapid Response Grant
American Heart Association N/A

AHA COVID-19 Coordinating Center

April 6 Rapid Response Grant

Institute for Global Health

N/A Global Health Research Catalyzer Award June 1 Application
CDC CDC-RFA-OT18-18030202SUPP20 COVID-19 Response Supplement: Tribal Public Health Capacity-Building and Quality Improvement Umbrella Cooperative Agreement. April 1 FOA
CDC CDC-RFA-OT18-18020202SUPP20 Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nations Health April 2 Grant Notice
NAID/NIGMS NOT-AI-20-030 Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Open NOSI
NSF NSF 20-052

Dear Colleague Letter on the Coronavirus Disease 2019

Open DCL
NSF NSF 20-055

Dear Colleague Letter: Provisioning Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Further Research on the Coronavirus Disease 2019

RAPID proposals DCL

Department of Energy: Office of Science

Reviews begin March 18 DCL


Availability of Administrative Supplements and Revision Supplements on Coronavirus Disease 2019



Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreement

Open Overview Subject to parent award direct cost cap


Urgent Competitive Revision to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements

Open Overview Not limited; subject to project needs

NAICS Code: 541714

 Submissions of White Papers or Full Proposals

October 30

Broad Agency Announcement




CoV Pandemic Response

May 31



Additional Northwestern University COVID-19 Resources

  • Northwestern Research COVID-19 updates
  • IRB Office COVID-19 Memo to Research Community
  • Northwestern's Institute for Public Health and Medicine has created a resource page to gather and disseminate information for the community around COVID-19.
  • The Galter Health Sciences Library and Learning Center has cultivated a COVID-19 Resource Guide containing information on the virus, published articles, locally relevant content and more.
  • The Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) and the Center for Community Health (CCH) have put together the Chicago COVID-19 Resource Repository, a working document featuring information and resources that may be useful for Chicago community organizations and community members.

National Institutes of Health Resurces

City of Chicago Resources

Other COVID-19 Resources

  • The American Heart Association is working to ensure optimal care for patients with cardiovascular disease who contract coronavirus (COVID-19). Patients with underlying cardiovascular diseases appear to have an increased risk for adverse outcomes with COVID-19. Here are some helpful resources for health systems, clinics, care providers, patients and the public.
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital COVID-19 Critical Care Clinical Guidelines
  • The National Library of Medicine, through its GenBank® sequence database, is providing the biomedical community free and easy access to genome sequences from the novel coronavirus associated with the recent outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan, China. The outbreak was declared a global health emergency on January 30, 2020 and GenBank® continues to rapidly release data associated with this outbreak as it comes in and welcomes sequence data submissions as well. 
  • LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus.
  • In response to the outbreak in Western Washington, UW Medicine has developed this COVID-19 Resource Site.
  • The New England Journal of Medicine has made a collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines and commentary freely available
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