COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

  • The MSI STEM Research & Development Consortium (MSRDC)
    The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has become a partner institution of the MSI STEM Research & Development Consortium (MSRDC). This partnership offers significant advantages to Mount Sinai researchers and the consortium members through collaborative work. It also offers funding opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable to Mount Sinai researchers. MSRDC awards are “other transactions” rather than traditional grants or contracts. These non-competed awards bypass solicitation, allowing for a direct connection between collaborative partners and government program managers. This unusual funding mechanism connects collaborative partners with Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI), such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), to work on government projects.
  • MSHS Guideline for Deans Funding for COVID-19 Research
    Send one-page proposals, biosketch, and budget as one PDF to
  • NIH – Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01- Clinical Trial Optional)
    Expiration Date: Sept 8, 2023
    The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support investigative and collaborative research focused on understanding the long-term effects of natural and/or human-made disasters on health care systems serving health disparity populations in communities in the U.S., including the U.S. territories. NIH-designated health disparity populations include racial and ethnic minorities (Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asians, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders), sexual and gender minorities, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, and underserved rural populations.
  • NIH – Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
    Expiration Date: Dec 12, 2023
    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages exploratory/developmental research grant applications, piloting innovative, collaborative research projects with low- and middle-income country (LMIC) institutions/ scientists on brain and other nervous system-related function and disorders throughout life, relevant to LMICs. Research on the full spectrum of neuro-health, neurological, neuromuscular, sensory, neuropsychiatric, cognitive, behavioral and neurodevelopmental function and disorders may span the full range of science from basic to clinical to translation and implementation research. Scientists in LMIC institutions may partner with scientists in other LMIC institutions and/or U.S. institutions.
  • NIH – Making Health Care Safer in Ambulatory Care Settings and Long-term Care Facilities (R18)
    Expiration Date: May 27, 2024
    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, of higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. AHRQ’s Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (CQuIPS) works to ensure patient safety in multiple settings with recent efforts to increase the development of processes including measures, metrics, tools and practices to increase patient safety in the ambulatory care setting and in long-term care facilities.
  • NIH – Research on Biopsychosocial Factors of Social Connectedness and Isolation on Health, Wellbeing, Illness, and Recovery (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
    Expiration Date: June 22, 2024
    This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites research projects that seek to model the underlying mechanisms, processes, and trajectories of social relationships and how these factors affect outcomes in health, illness, recovery, and overall wellbeing. Both animal model and human subjects research projects are welcome; however, clinical trials are not allowed. Researchers proposing Basic Experimental Studies with Humans (BESH) should consider the companion FOA, PAR-21-349, “Research on Biopsychosocial Factors of Social Connectedness and Isolation on Health, Wellbeing, Illness, and Recovery (R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required)”.
  • NIH – The Role of Work in Health Disparities in the U.S. (R01 Clinical Trials Optional)
    Expiration Date: Sept 8, 2024
    The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support innovative population-based research that can contribute to identifying and characterizing pathways and mechanisms through which work or occupation influences health outcomes and health status among populations with health and/or health care disparities, and how work functions as a social determinant of health.
  • NIH – Comprehensive Care for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus from Populations with Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    Expiration Date: Sept 8, 2024
    This initiative will support innovative research to develop, test and evaluate multi-level/multi-component strategies (including models of health care) to effectively adapt and implement comprehensive clinical care for individuals with Type 2 diabetes mellitus from populations with health disparities concordant with recommended and evidence-based guidelines.
  • Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
    CEPI runs Calls for Proposals, inviting research teams, vaccine developers, and others from around the world to apply to our scientific programs to advance the development of vaccines and tools against epidemic and pandemic threats.
  • Robin Hood Covid-19 Relief Fund
    Robin Hood anticipates making grants to 501(c)(3) organizations in New York City that are well-positioned to serve low-income communities. The initial grants, expected to last three months in duration, will average $45,000.
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health
    Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future.

General Notices

GCO Funding Opportunities

Monthly and continuous submission funding opportunity packets are available on the GCO Funding Opportunities web page.


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