Research Funding in the Time of Corona

Updated 06 August 2020.

The NIH has provided these updated resources:


Around the globe, research institutions and businesses that rely on grant (non-dilutive) funding are facing special challenges due to the direct and indirect effects of COVID-19. Shortages of resources and efforts to minimize exposure/spread have upended the usual procedures and flows of information. In light of this, I am curating information about all aspects of grants and grant-funded projects during this time, from applications to management to implementation.

I work with clients on funding opportunities from governments and foundations around the world. I will include information here that reflects that scope, but it’s a process, so please be patient and check back often. I have started with US information but will expand as I can.

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BARDA Funding

Have a COVID-19 product or technology you need funding to develop? BARDA funding is the fastest way to make it happen via the US govt.

Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19

Find funding opportunities specific to COVID-19 here. Funders include:

  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

COVID-19 Information Resources

Hackers are taking advantage of the upheaval caused by COVID-19 (more here). Protect yourself by relying on established sources for information.

Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding

Get the latest here on:

  • Proposal submission and award management
  • Human Subjects and clinical trials
  • Animal welfare
  • Peer review

Have a question about NIH grants? It’s probably answered in this video…

The NIH has released a FAQ video for those applying for funding and those managing awards. Are late applications being accepted? Can I be paid my salary from my grant although my institution is shut down? And many more. 17 March 2020

Clinical Trials Postponed

Clinical trials already in process or scheduled for the near future have been put on hold for supply, personnel, and exposure issues. But what about those anticipated trials farther out on the horizon? They may be pushed back, too, as lab closures stall the prerequisite animals studies. Read more here.

Government Supports for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Currently, this list includes information from the Republic of Ireland only. Please check back as US government finalizes its support program.

  • Advice for businesses in the Republic of Ireland from the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (An Roinn Gnó, Fiontar agus Nuálaíochta) here. (Not available in Gaeilge as of this writing. For information about available programs in Gaeilge for the Gaeltacht, please visit Údarás na Gaeltachta.)
  • Enterprise Ireland’s Business Response Plan for COVID-19 here.
  • Ireland’s Local Enterprise Office COVID-19 resource page is here.

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