Funding Opportunities

Fast Funding for COVID-19 Science
This was featured on Business Insider and is being provided by a group of tech billionaires.  Funding is up to USD500K and decisions are made in less than 48 hours. Google forms is used to submit application.

Researchers outside the US are eligible for funding.

You must be:
-A PI at an academic institution;
-Already working on a project that could help with the COVID-19 pandemic within the next six months;
-In need of additional funding to complete the project.


Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus


Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): NIA Availability of Administrative Supplements and Revision Supplements on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)


Health security and pandemics challenge


Embassy of the United States, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)


National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
The NIHR has launched a new call for global health research to tackle COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), in partnership with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) The new Global Effort on COVID-19 (GECO) Health Research funding call will focus on four priority COVID-19 research topics highlighted by the World Health Organization: epidemiology; clinical management; infection prevention and control; and social sciences in the outbreak response. As well as research addressing the direct impacts of COVID-19, the call also seeks to fund projects investigating the indirect consequences of the pandemic on health issues, such as mental health, domestic violence, and maternal and neonatal health.

Funding awards of up to £1 million will be available for rapid (18-months’ duration) projects led by researchers in LMICs where the research is proposed to be conducted or by researchers in the UK.

Key Dates

Expiration Date ( GECO Rolling Call Deadlines): June 22, 2020, August 10, 2020 and September 28, 2020 by 12:00 (BST) 
Award amount max
GBP 1,000,000
Country of applicant institutio: LMIC or UK
Nationality of researcher Any
Type of institution Any
Disciplines: epidemiology; clinical management; infection prevention and control; and social sciences; mental health; domestic violence; maternal and neonatal health.

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