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COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

The Office of the Vice President for Research has identified various funding opportunities to support researchers as they address the COVID-19 pandemic. Please refer back to this webpage for additional updates on funding opportunities related to COVID-19.

National Science Foundation

U.S. Department of Defense

  1. DARPA Polyplexus, No Deadline

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institutes of Health

  1. To see all NIH Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19, please visit:

  2. NIH POCTRN: Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx): Fast-track Program for COVID-19 Development & Distribution; Deadline: Rolling deadline

Other Funding Opportunities from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Other External Funding Opportunities

  1. Amazon Web Services: Diagnostic Development Initiative

  2. U.S. Department of Energy: Department of Energy Call for Suggestions and Collaborations to address COVID-19; No Deadline

  3. XPRIZE: XPRIZE Pandemic Alliance; Deadline: none specified

  4. Google: COVID-19 Research Grants for Cloud Credits; Deadline: none specified

  5. Artist Relief: COVID-19 Grant for Artists and Creative Workers: Cycle V; Deadline: June 17, 2020

  6. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, Mastercard:  COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator; Deadline: None specified

  7. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health; Deadlines: Rolling deadline

  8. Merck KGaA: Research Grant for Pandemic Preparedness; Deadline: Rolling deadline

  9. Dept. of State: U.S. Mission to India: COVID-19 Small Grants Program; Deadlines; May 31, June 30, July 31, August 31, September 30, 2020

  10. Medical School/Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM): COVID-19 Decision Modeling Initiative; Deadline: June 30, 2020

  11. Economic Development Association: PWEAAP and CARES Act Funding; Deadline: Rolling 

  12. UK Robotics & Autonomous Systems Network: Medical Robotics for Contagious Diseases Challenge 2020; Deadline: September 30, 2020 

  13. CISCO: Pandemic/COVID19 Science, Technology and Social Impact; Deadline: rolling.

  14. The Commonwealth Fund: Request for Proposals: Medicaid; Deadline: July 31, 2020

  15. Russell Sage Foundation: Research on the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting recession in the U.S. ; Deadline: August 5, 2020

  16. Social Science Research Council: Just Tech COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants; Deadline; rolling

  17. National Council on Disabilities: COVID-19's Broadscale Impact on People with Disabilities; Deadline: August 21, 2020

Internal Funding Opportunities


Internal Resources

  1. U-M Foundation Relations COVID-19 page

  2. U-M Office of Tech Transfer’s COVID-19 page

  3. U-M Library COVID-19 Research Guide

  4. IHPI COVID-19-related resources; Contact Patrick Brady at

  5. MICHR Rapid Response Registry

  6. The following spreadsheet provides an up-to-date list of COVID-19 research findings (publications, data sets and clinical trials) in a single place, without requiring any special access permissions or complex queries.

  7. ICPSR repository for COVID-19 data

  8. TWITTER DECAHOSE DATASET: If you do not already have access to the Twitter decahose, please click the link to the MIDAS website and "Send Inquiry" to request access to the COVID-CORE dataset.  


Do you have additional COVID-19 funding opportunities to share? Please contact Jill Jividen, Director of Research Development, at