COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

IPaT is sharing internal, federal, nonprofit, and industry funding opportunities related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Check back frequently for new programs and additional opportunities. Visit the Research at Georgia Tech website.

Federal Funding Opportunities  

Title:  Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx)

Agency:  National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
Amount:  up to $500M
Rolling submission and selection process
Description:  The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) urgently solicits proposals and can provide up to $500M across multiple projects to rapidly produce innovative SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests that will assist the public’s safe return to normal activities. Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) is a fast-track technology development program that leverages the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Point-of-Care Technology Research Network (POCTRN). RADx will support novel solutions that build the U.S. capacity for SARS-CoV-2 testing up to 100-fold above what is achievable with standard approaches.

Funding Opportunity Number:  NSF 20-052
Title:  Rapid Response Research Grants on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Agency: National Science Foundation
Amount:  $200,000+
Deadline:  None

Description:  Funding is to conduct non-medical, non-clinical-care research that can be used immediately to explore how to model and understand the spread of COVID-19, to inform and educate about the science of virus transmission and prevention, and to encourage the development of processes and actions to address this global challenge.
•    See NSF 20-052 Dear Colleague Letter on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
•    RAPID Program Guidelines are specified in the NSF Grant Proposal Guide.

Nonprofit Funding Opportunities 

Title:  Spark Grants

Agency:  Michelson 20MM Foundation​
Deadline:  Rolling submission and selection process
Description:  With the COVID-19 crisis severely impacting the educational space, the Michelson 20MM Foundation is launching a new round of the Spark Grant program to fill urgent needs for education organizations that are well-aligned with the following target outcomes: increasing access to and efficiency of emergency student aid programs; decreasing the “digital divide” through ensuring students, faculty, and nonprofits have access to devices, high-speed internet, technology solutions, and IT support; and accelerating the growth and shift to online and remote education via support for students and faculty.