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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

This guide provides valuable resources for both, Healthcare Professionals (physicians, nurses and practitioners) and Health Consumers about the COVID-19 outbreak and recent research related to this topic.

For AUBMC Faculty:grants


Opportunity #1

Funding Body: NIH: National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Objectives: urgent competitive revisions for research on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the causative virus (SARS-CoV-2). Areas of interest:

  • incorporation of data related to SARS-CoV-2 into ongoing research efforts to develop predictive models for the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and other related infectious agents;
  • repurposing or modification of diagnostic tools currently under development to enable rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2 infection;
  • rapid development of potential therapeutic agents for COVID-19.

Eligibility Criteria: US and foreign for-profit and non-profit organisations and public and private organisations may apply
Restrictions: PIs must hold an active grant or cooperative agreement

Timeline: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until 5pm local time of applicant organisation, 5 February 2021

Budget Information: Not specified

Funder’s Website


Opportunity #2

Funding Body: Mozilla Foundation
Objectives: supports open-source technology projects which are responsive to the COVID-19 pandemic

Eligibility Criteria: Any country

Restrictions: N/A

Timeline: no deadline

Budget Information: USD 50,000

Funder’s Website


Opportunity #3

Funding Body: Open Road Alliance
Objectives: Priority is given to organizations and activities that have a clear and direct role in minimizing the economic and social, as well as health effects of the pandemic
Eligibility Criteria: Any country
Restrictions: N/A

Timeline: no deadline

Budget Information: USD 100,000
Funder’s Website


Opportunity #4

Funding Body: UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Objectives: active intervention development, including vaccines and therapeutics, and diagnosis and understanding of COVID-19
Eligibility Criteria:  Academic Principal Investigators applying for this call must be hosted by a UK institution eligible for UKRI funding
Restrictions: Researchers from overseas research organisations in affected countries providing important local engagement and context are welcomed as Co-Investigators on proposals. Other overseas researchers may be Co-Investigators, if they provide necessary expertise/access to resources not available in the UK
Timeline: no specific deadline - Applicants must apply by first filling out the NIHR Clinical Research Network’s COVID-19 enquiry form.  Applicants requiring funding will then be invited to complete a full application.
Budget Information: Not specified
Funder’s Website


Opportunity #5

Funding BodyUK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
support short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs)

  • New research or innovation with a clear pathway to impact on policy or practice that has the potential (within the period of the award) to deliver a significant contribution to the understanding of, response to, and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in a developing country context. 
  • Supports the manufacture and/or wide scale adoption of an intervention with significant potential for impact in developing countries. 
  • Gathers critical data and resources quickly for future research use.

Eligibility Criteria:  LMIC country Principal Investigators from an organisation that lead or have previously led and held UKRI grants and have undergone Je-S registration and due diligence checks are eligible to be lead applicants for this call.
Restrictions: N/A

The call has a nominal deadline of 31 December 2020, but applicants may apply at any time
Budget Information
There is no specific budget for this call
Funder’s Website


Opportunity #6

Funding Body: Global Innovation Fund (GIF)
Objectives: support the testing, development and scaling up of social innovations with strong potential to improve the lives and opportunities of people in the developing world. Applications are also invited for innovations that will address the COVID-19 pandemic in developing countries

Eligibility Criteria: Any organisation or partnership of organisations may apply, including social enterprises, for-profit companies, non-profit organisations, government agencies, international organisations, and researchers in any country.
Projects/innovations should be based in or aim to benefit countries defined by the World Bank as low-income or lower-middle income countries. GIF supports social innovations in any sector relevant to international development

Restrictions: N/A

Timeline: n

Budget Information: not specified 

  • Pilot - early-stage development/operational finance for testing operational/financial/social viability of the innovation - up to $230,000
  • Test and Transition - some traction at small scale, ready to scale up testing - up to $2.3 million
  • Scaling Up - for proven innovations that are operationally/financially/socially/politically viable at scale - up to $15 million


Opportunity #7

Funding Body: TWAS, INT and other funders
Objectives: The World Academy of Science and the Islamic Development Bank invite applications for their joint technology transfer grant – quick-response research on COVID-19. This supports technologists and researchers from IsDB member countries in collaborating to address challenges directly and indirectly related to COVID-19.

Examples of specific themes include, but are not limited to:
•    Epidemiology of COVID-19
•    Dealing with consequences of COVID-19
•    Regional studies of COVID-19 infection
•    Identification of possible sources of viruses: prevention of new zoonotic diseases
•    HIV, SARS, MERS, COVID-19: lessons to learn on infections arising through species jump
•    Evolution of viral disease: from animal to human and mutations of human strains
•    Developing an emergency R&D response to any emerging infectious disease
•    Discovery and development of diagnostics and therapeutics in viral outbreaks
•    Dealing with viral infections: real-time data collection of the spread and preparation for future outbreaks
•    Remote diagnosis and treatment

Eligibility Criteria: Applications must be submitted by teams led by two PIs, one of which must be a national of a least developed IsDB member country. The other PI may be from any other eligible IsDB member country. Both PIs must hold a PhD, be experienced in their field and operate within a university or research institution. Those currently holding TWAS research grants in basic sciences are not eligible. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
Restrictions: One PI MUST be from an IsDB Least Developed Member Country and the other from any of the eligible IsDB member countries.


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