Covid 19 Related Funding Calls

**** NOTE: These are a range of COVID-19 related research calls taken from As these cover many different areas of research some may be of interest to SSH researchers. Applicants are asked to contact '' about their interest in/request for information about any of the below calls. CACSSS based researchers are asked to cc College Research Support Officer Dr Allen White email: to these emails ****

COVID-19 Pandemic Rapid Response Funding

Health Research Board

This funding supports research that will provide evidence for the national and global efforts to deal with the virus outbreak. Grants are worth up to €200,000 each over six to 24 months. ***

Closing date: 09 Apr 20

Research to support COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings

Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance

This aims to support research focusing on priority topics related to the current COVID-19 outbreak in humanitarian settings in low- and middle -income countries.

Closing date: 13 Apr 20

EIT Health – Head start for COVID-19 solutions

European Institute of Innovation and Technology

This supports healthcare start-ups in developing solutions that can strengthen the community and health systems until COVID-19 vaccines are ready. Grants are worth up to €50,000 and projects may last for up to six months.

Closing date: 14 Apr 20

Call for Access

European Network of Vaccine Research and Development

This supports and accelerates vaccine-related projects in the preclinical phase of development, by providing access to the services and expertise contained within the Transvac infrastructure. In addition to free access to services, Transvac may cover accommodation and travel costs.

Closing date: 15 Apr 20

Mobilisation of funding for COVID-19 research in sub-Saharan Africa

European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership

This supports research and innovation actions activities in sub-Saharan Africa on managing or preventing the spread of the current COVID-19 outbreak. Grants are worth up to €500,000 each.

Closing date: 17 Apr 20

Space in response to COVID-19 outbreak

European Space Agency

The tenderer will deploy and demonstrate services to respond to the emergency that Europe, and especially Italy, is facing because of the spread of the coronavirus. Funding covers up to 80 percent of acceptable cost worth a maximum of €1 million.

Closing date: 20 Apr 20

Summer fellowships – special round

Institute for Humane Studies

These support currently enrolled graduate students in the humanities and social sciences whose summer 2020 plans may have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fellowships are each worth up to USD 15,000 per year and may be renewed.

Closing date: 30 Apr 20

COVID-19 rapid call for access to the octopus facility

Science and Technology Facilities Council

This enables researchers to use the Octopus imaging facility for research relevant to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19. There are no charges for access to the facility for successful applicants.

Closing date: 01 May 20

COVID-19 emergency grants

Modern Language Association

These support part-time faculty members who have been financially affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Grants are worth up to USD 500.

Closing date: 01 May 20

Notice of special interest – clinical and translational science award programme applications to address 2019 novel coronavirus public health need

NIH: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

This supports research on the 2019 novel coronavirus, with a particular focus on the use of informatics solutions to diagnose cases and advancing the translation of research findings into diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines. The project duration is limited to the remaining active budget period for the parent award.

Closing date: 04 May 20

Call for Code Global Challenge

IBM Corporation

This recognises practical and sustainable open source solutions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and climate change. Five prizes are available, worth between USD 10,000 and USD 200,000.

Closing date: 31 Jul 20

LIFE – Integrated Projects

Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

This call supports the implementation of large territorial scale environmental and climate plans or strategies within the EU. Grants are worth on average €10 million at up to 60 per cent co-funding of eligible costs.

Closing date: 06 Oct 20

Urgency Grants Pilot

Arts and Humanities Research Council

This enables arts and humanities researchers to respond in an agile way to unanticipated urgent research needs and opportunities that meet a development need or challenge, or have the potential to support LMICs to address the UN sustainable development goals. Proposals may have eligible costs of up to £150,000 for up to one year and are funded at 80 per cent of full economic costs.

Closing date: 31 Oct 20

Urgent competitive revisions for research on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the causative virus SARS-CoV-2

NIH: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

This supports research aimed at better understanding SARS-CoV-2. Funding is provided to expand the scope of the applicant’s active grant.

Closing date: 05 Feb 21

Availability of emergency competitive revisions for research on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and coronavirus disease 2019

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

This supports research on coronavirus disease with a particular focus on viral natural history, pathogenicity and transmission. The maximum project duration is two years.

Closing date: 25 Mar 21

Administrative supplements and urgent competitive revisions for research on the 2019 novel coronavirus

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse

These provide revision funding to active grants to address research collecting and examining data on the risks and outcomes for COVID-19 infection in individuals suffering from substance use disorders. Supplements are worth up to USD 100,000 each per year for a maximum period of two years.

Closing date: 31 Mar 21

Administrative supplements and revision supplements on coronavirus disease 2019

NIH: National Institute on Aging

This supports genetic, biological, clinical, behavioural, social and economic research on ageing as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project period will generally be limited to one year.

Closing date: 01 May 21


COVID-19 Rapid Response Call

Science Foundation Ireland

This supports research, development and innovation activities that will deliver significant and timely impact for the Republic of Ireland within the context of the current COVID-19 emergency. Award sizes are expected to vary depending on justification of need.

Closing date: None

COVID-19 Solutions Fund

Mozilla Foundation

This supports open-source technology projects which are responsive to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants are worth up to USD 50,000 each for up to three months.

Closing date: None

Fast Funding for COVID-19 Science


If you are a scientist at an academic institution currently working on a COVID-19 related project and in need of funding, we invite you to apply for a Fast Grant. Fast Grants are $10k to $500k and decisions are made in under 48 hours. If we approve the grant, you'll receive payment as quickly as your university can receive it. Researchers outside the US are eligible for funding.

Closing date: None

Open call for research and innovation ideas to address COVID-19

UK Research and Innovation

This supports short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. Projects last between 12 to 18 months and funding covers 80 per cent of full economic costs.

Closing date: None

Funding for research into humanitarian crises like epidemics and pandemics

Austrian Science Fund

This supports projects for research into humanitarian crises such as epidemics and pandemics.

Closing date: None

Support to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe

This enables researchers to access computing resources to contribute to the mitigation of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Access will be awarded for between three and six months and sized from 30 to 50 million core hours.

Closing date: None

Deuteration and macromolecular crystallisation platform access for COVID-19 research

European Spallation Source

This enables scientists and researchers working on COVID-19-related research projects to access laboratory services through the deuteration and macromolecular crystallisation platform at the European Spallation Source.

Closing date: None

COVID-19 charitable grants

Open Road Alliance

These support charitable organisations that are responding directly to COVID-19. Grants are worth up to USD 100,000 each.

Closing date: None

Fast track process for COVID-19 co-creation request call

European Open Science Cloud Secretariat

This supports projects for product-service development that deploy open science methods and resources and make use of the EOSC communities in order to address COVID-19 related issues. Grants are worth up to €45,000.

Closing date: None

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