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COVID-19 Response

1. Sobetirome (and thyroid hormone) for treating ARDS

PI: Naftali Kaminski, MD
Yale OCR Contact: John Puziss, Ph.D., Yale University Office of Cooperative Research, (203) 785-6167, john.puziss@yale.edu(link sends e-mail)

2. VSV vaccine platform          

PI: John Rose, PhD
Yale OCR Contact: John Puziss, Ph.D., Yale University Office of Cooperative Research
(203) 785-6167, john.puziss@yale.edu(link sends e-mail)

3. pazopanib to treat ARDS and ALI      

PI: Dianqing (Dan) Wu, PhD
Yale OCR Contact: David Lewin, Ph.D., Yale University Office of Cooperative Research
(203) 785-6038, david.lewin@yale.edu(link sends e-mail)

4. Clevudine blocks CV-COVID-19 in vitro         

PI: Yung-Chi Cheng, PhD
Yale OCR Contact: David Lewin, Ph.D., Yale University Office of Cooperative Research

(203) 785-6038, david.lewin@yale.edu(link sends e-mail)

5. Inhibitors of Acidic Mammalian Chitinase    

PI: Jack Elias, MD
Yale OCR Contact: Christopher D. Unsworth, Ph.D., Yale University Office of Cooperative Research
(203) 785-3846, Christopher.unsworth@yale.edu(link sends e-mail)

6. PremieBreathe: Low Cost Self Sterilizing Humidified High Flow Nasal Cannula for Non-intubated COVID Patients   (link is external)    

PI: Anjelica Gonzalez, PhD
Yale OCR Contact: Richard Andersson, Yale University Office of Cooperative Research
(203) 436-3946, richard.andersson@yale.edu(link sends e-mail)

7. 3.5hr SARS-DoV-2 Spike-ECD IgG ELISA

PI: Carrie Redlich & Adam Wisnewski
Yale OCR Contact: David Lewin, Ph.D., Yale University Office of Cooperative Research
(203) 785-6038, david.lewin@yale.edu(link sends e-mail)

8. 20nM SARS-CoV-2 Protease Inhibitors

PI: William L. Jorgensen, Ph.D.
Yale OCR Contact: David Lewin, Ph.D., Yale University Office of Cooperative Research
(203) 785-6038, david.lewin@yale.edu(link sends e-mail)

9. Host-Directed Therapeutics Against Highly Pathogenic Coronaviruses Including SAR-CoV-2

PI: Jin Wei, Ph.D.
Yale OCR Contact: Hong Peng, Ph.D., Yale University Office of Cooperative Research
(203) 785-3074, hong.peng@yale.edu 

Conducting research on COVID-19 is critical to our efforts to fight the current pandemic. Here you will find an updated listing of funding opportunities from a variety of sources.

British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy: BSAC COVID-19 Funding Call ($30,000)
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: April 17, 2020
AXA Research Fund: Exceptional Flash Call for Proposals - Mitigating risk in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic ($270,000)
  • Internal Letter of Intent (Required) Deadline: April 27, 2020
  • Funding Organization's Deadline: May 7, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19; Climate & Environment; Health; New Technologies; Socio-Economics; Mid-Career Investigators
Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA): BARDA BAA BAA-18-100-SOL-00003
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: April 30, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19 
Atlas Network: COVID-19 Partner Response Fund ($30,000)
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: April 30, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area:COVID-19; Policy Solutions 
Development of a rapidly deployable, minimum viable mechanical ventilator
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: May 1, 2020 
Yale CoReCT 2020 COVID-19 Internal Pilot Awards ($50,000)
  • Funding Organization's Deadline: Will be reviewed on a rolling basis through May 17, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19; Cross-disciplinary Collaborations 
Pfizer: COVID-19: Continuity in Care for Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer Grant Support Program ($250,000)
  • Funding Organization's Deadline: May 21, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19; Oncology; Quality & Process Improvement 
Pfizer Global Medical Grants COVID-19 Grants Program ($250,000)
  • Funding Organization's Deadline: May 22, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19; Independent Medical Education; Quality & Process Improvement
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI): Engagement Award Special Cycle - Supporting Engagement in and Dissemination of PCOR/CER in the Context of COVID-19 ($150,000)
  • Funding Organization's Deadline: May 22, 2020
  • Discipline/ Subject Area: COVID-19; Engagement of Patients in Healthcare Research
American Diabetes Association: ADA COVID-19 and Diabetes Research Award ($100,000)
  • Funding Organization's Deadline: May 22, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19; Diabetes
PCORI: COVID-19 Targeted PFA ($5,000,000)
  • Funding Organization's Deadline: May 26, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19; Comparative Clinical Effectiveness Research 
Department of Defense (DoD): W81XWH20-PRMRP-TTDA-COV CDMRP PRMRP Technology/Therapeutic Development Award for Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health 2020 ($4,000,000)
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: May 28, 2020 (Required Pre-application)
  • Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19; Emerging Viral Diseases; Respiratory Health; Product Development 
Department of Defense (DoD): W81XWH20-PRMRP-IIRA-COV CDMRP PRMRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award for Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health 2020 ($1,600,000)
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: May 28, 2020 (Required Pre-application)
  • Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19; Emerging Viral Diseases; Respiratory Health 
American Lung Association: COVID-19 and Emerging Respiratory Viruses Research Award ($200,000)
  • Funding Organization's Deadline: May 30, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19; Pathobiology and Clinical Implications of SARS-CoV-2 Viral Infection 
Amazon Web Services (AWS): AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative (DDI) 2020
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: June 1, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19; Diagnostic Solutions to Mitigate Future Outbreaks 
AHRQ: PA-20-072 Competitive Revision Supplements to Existing AHRQ Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Grants and Cooperative Agreements to Evaluate Health System and Healthcare Professional Responsiveness to COVID-19 (Supplement - Clinical Trial Optional)
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: June 1, 2020 
NIH: NIEHS RFA-ES-19-011 Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities in Environmental Health Sciences (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) ($275,000)
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline:June 1, 2020; July 1, 2020; August 1, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area:COVID-19; Environmental Exposure; Environmental Health Research
USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational and Applied Science Program: Rapid Response to Novel Coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) Impacts Across Food and Agricultural Systems ($1,000,000)
  • Funding Organization's Deadline: June 4, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19; Impacts to Food Supply Chain; Economic Security
NIH: NCATS PAR-18-332 Clinic Testing Therapeutic/Indication Pairing Strategies (U01 Clinical Trial Required) June 2020 ($9,000,000)
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: June 5, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: Repurposing Existing Therapeutics; COVID-19
NIH: PA-18-418 NIBIB Research Project Grant (R01 Clinical Trial Required)
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: June 5, 2020; Standard R01 deadlines
  • Discipline/Subject Area: Early-Stage Clinical Trials; COVID-19 
NIH: PAR-18-530 Academic-Industrial Partnerships for Translation of Technologies for Diagnosis and Treatment (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional)
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: June 5, 2020; Standard R01 deadlines
  • Discipline/Subject Area: Translational Research; COVID-19
Department of Defense (DoD): W81XWH20-PRMRP-CTA-COV CDMRP PRMRP Clinical Trial Award for Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health 2020
  • Funding Organization's Deadline: Rolling through June 8, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19; Education Research 
Spencer Foundation: Research Grants on Education: COVID-19 Related Special Grant Cycle ($50,000)
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: June 8, 2020 (Required Pre-application)
  • Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19; Emerging Viral Diseases; Respiratory Health; Clinical Trials 
Pfizer Global Medical Grants: Providing Enhanced Medical Support for Patients with Primary Immunodeficiency (PI) Disorders ($250,000)
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: June 8, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: Patient-focused Programs to Support the Needs of Individuals with Primary Immunodeficiency (PI) Disorders during the COVID-19 Pandemic
NIH: NCATS PAR-18-462 Clinical Trial Planning: Therapeutic/Indication Pairing Strategies (U34) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed) June 2020 ($225,000)
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: June 16, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: Repurposing Existing Therapeutics; COVID-19
NIH: PAR-20-084 NIBIB Trailblazer Award for New and Early Stage Investigators (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) ($400,000)
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: June 16, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: Engineering; Physical Sciences; Biomedical Sciences; Life Sciences; COVID-19
MIT Solve Health Security and Pandemics Challenge ($10,000)
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: June 18, 2020
NIH: NCATS PAR-17-465 Bench Testing Therapeutic/Indication Pairing Strategies (UG3/UH3) June 2020
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: June 26, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: Pre-clinical Studies to Repurpose Existing Therapeutics; COVID-19
NIH: NIAID RFA-AI-20-028 Partnerships for Countermeasures against Select Pathogens (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) ($3,750,000)
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: June 29, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19; Emerging Infectious Diseases/Pathogens
BARDA Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures (DRIVe) Easy Broad Agency Announcement BAA-20-100-SOL-0002 Special Instructions 005 ($750,000)
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: June 30, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area:Point-of-Care Diagnostic Assay for detection of SARS-CoV-2 virus; Diagnostic Tests for detection of COVID-19 disease; COVID-19 Vaccine; Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
U.S. Department of State: PAS-SEC-FY20- 03 U.S. Embassy Quito Funding Opportunity 2020 ($50,000)
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: June 30, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19; Projects to Reactivate the Ecuadorian Economy and/or Support Communities
Department of Defense (DoD): W81XWH20-PRMRP-TTDA CDMRP Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program Technology/Therapeutic Development Award
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: August 20, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: Technology/Therapeutic Development; Various topics of interest including Emerging Viral Diseases
NIH: NIH PA-20-172 Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01- Clinical Trial Optional) October 2020
  • Funding Organization's Deadline: October 5, 2020; Standard R01 deadlines
  • Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19; Health Disparities; Disaster Impact
U.S. Department of State: ND-NOFO-20- 111 COVID-19 Small Grants Program ($100,000)
  • Funding Organization's Deadline: September 30, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19; Research Collaborations between U.S. and Indian Investigators
NIH: NIH PA-18-935 Urgent Competitive Revision to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Urgent Supplement - Clinical Trial Optional)
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: Rolling until February 1, 2021
  • Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19
NIH: NIH PA-18-935 Urgent Competitive Revision to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Urgent Supplement - Clinical Trial Optional)
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: Rolling
  • Discipline/Subject Area:COVID-19
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: Rolling
  • Discipline/Subject Area: Health Equity;COVID-19
NSF: 2020 NSF Rapid Response Research (RAPID) Non-medical, Non-clinical-care Grants ($200,000)
  • • Funding Organization’s Deadline: Rolling
NSF: 2020 NSF Rapid Response Research (RAPID) Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Grants ($200,000)
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: Rolling
NIH: NIAID PAR-20-178 Emergency Awards: Rapid Investigation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) 
  • Sponsor Deadline: Rolling 
  • Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19
NIH: NIAID PAR-20-177 Emergency Awards: Rapid Investigation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) ($275,000)

• Sponsor Deadline: Rolling
• Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19

NIH: NIBIB Point-of-Care Technology Research Network (POCTRN) Fast-Track Program for COVID-19 Test Development and Distribution ($500,000,000)

• Sponsor Deadline: Rolling
• Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19; Test Development; Diagnostics

American Heart Association: AHA Rapid Response Grant COVID-19 and Its Cardiovascular Impact ($100,000)

• Funding Organization’s Deadline: April 6, 2020
• Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19; Cardiovascular Disease

LifeArc: LifeArc Coronavirus (COVID-19) Therapeutics Development and Testing for Rapid Deployment

• Funding Organization’s Deadline: April 6, 2020
• Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19, Development and Testing of Therapeutics

NIH: NIAID 2020 Omnibus Broad Agency Announcement HHS-NIH-NIAID-BAA2020- 1

• Funding Organization’s Deadline: April 9, 2020
• Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19; Areas of Interest to NIAID

Fast Grants

• Applications are paused due to receipt of a very large number of qualified submissions, Fast Grant applications are currently closed. We may reopen them in the future.