COVID-19 Research

Below is a select list of funding opportunities selected by our staff.  Contact us for more information or help in applying for funding.

All RFPs in COVID-19 Research

The Greenwall Foundation— Making a Difference in Real-World Bioethics Dilemmas

June 28, 2021

The Greenwall Foundation is requesting proposals for the Fall 2021 cycle of its bioethics grants program, Making a Difference in Real-World Bioethics Dilemmas. The Making a Difference program supports research to help resolve an important emerging or unanswered bioethics problem in clinical, biomedical, or public health decision-making, policy, or practice. 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems

June 28, 2021

The purpose of this 2021 RTHS call for proposals is to fund research studies that evaluate or predict how enrollees are effected by Medicaid policy changes enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE)—Opioid Crisis Innovation Challenge 2021

July 19, 2021

The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) was founded in 2018 as a private 501(c)(3) national, grant-making foundation focused on addressing the nation’s opioid crisis. FORE is committed to funding a diversity of projects contributing solutions to the crisis at national, state, and community levels. FORE’s mission is to convene and support partners advancing patient-centered, innovative, evidence-based solutions impacting people experiencing opioid use disorder (OUD), their families, and their communities. 

Johnson & Johnson Innovation—Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge: Improving Access to Care

August 06, 2021

J&J invites nurses and nursing students worldwide to bring their experiences, ideas and insights to help create nurse-led solutions, protocols, technologies, devices and/or treatment approaches that can help improve access to care amid the current pandemic environment and beyond, including but not limited to the below focus areas. 

WikiCred—WikiCred Grants Program

WikiCred supports research, software projects and Wikimedia events that explore information reliability and credibility. WikiCred also plans and supports small-production, high-scale initiatives in North America that focus on improving and information literacy and credibility on the internet and beyond. 

Emergent Ventures: Fast Grants—Fast Funding for COVID-19 Science

Science funding mechanisms are too slow in normal times and may be much too slow during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fast Grants are an effort to correct this. Scientists at an academic institution currently working on a COVID-19 related project and in need of funding, are invited to apply for a Fast Grant. Fast Grants are $10k to $500k and decisions are made in under 14 days. If approved for a grant, payment will be made as quickly as your university can receive it. 

Social Science Research Council—Just Tech Covid-19 Rapid-Response Grants

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC), as part of its Just Tech program, seeks proposals from across the social sciences and related fields that address the risks, opportunities, and challenges posed by public health surveillance stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic. SSRC specifically encourages proposals that interrogate the role the public and private sectors may play in mitigating or exacerbating the health crisis, the effects of which are already unevenly distributed. 

ECMC Foundation—Grants to Implement Systemic Reforms to Increase College Success and Career Readiness

Demand for funding has increased dramatically in the last several weeks as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on postsecondary institutions and the students they serve.  As a result, we are giving priority to those requests that address the immediate challenges and opportunities arising from the pandemic. The Foundation is especially interested in those proposals that focus on implementing systemic reforms to increase college success and career readiness for students from underserved backgrounds. 

Pfizer—COVID-19 Vaccine Grants

As a leader in the development of vaccines, Pfizer is proud to support independent efforts in areas of research, education and quality improvement with a primary goal of optimizing the prevention of COVID-19. Given the urgency and complexity of efforts required to respond to the global pandemic, Pfizer is launching thier COVID-19 vaccine grant program in phases. 

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