Previous Funding Opportunities

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: August 28, 2020
Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Community Interventions to Address the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Health Disparity and Vulnerable Populations (R01- Clinical Trial Optional)

The National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), with the other participating NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices (ICOs), intends to promote a new initiative by publishing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit research to evaluate community interventions testing 1) the impacts of mitigation strategies to prevent COVID-19 transmission in NIH-designated health disparity populations and other vulnerable groups; and 2) already implemented, new, or adapted interventions to address the adverse psychosocial, sociocultural, behavioral, and socioeconomic consequences of the pandemic on the health of these groups.

National Council on Disability (NCD)
Deadline: August 21, 2020

Notice of Funding Opportunity for a Cooperative Agreement (Not a Grant)
The National Council on Disability (NCD) seeks proposals for a cooperative agreement to develop NCD’s annual progress report which will examine COVID-19’s broadscale impacts on the lives of people with disabilities in seven major areas: nondiscriminatory access to healthcare; the direct care workforce; group housing; education; employment; mental health; and communications. The report will also include a discussion of the intersection of disability and race, and of transportation impacts. The research and findings in this report will provide policymakers, including the White House and Congress, and federal agencies, with insight needed to make policy decisions to improve the current and future welfare of people with disabilities in a national emergency like the COVID-19 pandemic. The report will also provide people with disabilities information on federal policy, legislation, and initiatives related to emergency preparedness and response.
Up to $150,000.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Deadline July 20, 2020 (Letter of Intent): Systems for Action: Supplemental Research on COVID-19 Response and Recovery
The need to identify successful system alignment strategies has become increasingly urgent in the wake of the SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic that causes COVID-19. This pandemic places people with unmet health and social needs at heightened risk of infection and complications, while propagating unmet needs through job losses, school and business closures, occupational risks, and social distancing policies. This call for proposals (CFP) will provide supplemental research funding to teams that are already engaged in the study of a promising system alignment mechanism, with the objective of learning how this mechanism performs in addressing health and social needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. RWJF will fund up to $100,000 per year for 12- or 24-months projects.
Rolling: Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health
We want to hear from scientists, anthropologists, artists, urban planners, community leaders—anyone, anywhere who has a new or unconventional idea that could alter the trajectory of health, and improve health equity and well-being for generations to come. While this call for proposals is focused on broader and longer-term societal trends and shifts that were evolving prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, we recognize the unique circumstances and learning created by the COVID-19 pandemic may inform your response. Grant periods are flexible.

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
Deadline June 30, 2020: New Interdisciplinary Projects in the Social Sciences Initiative
Proposals for interdisciplinary research projects advancing understanding of the human, social, political, and ethical dimensions of Covid-19 are encouraged. The initiative acts as a catalyst for dialogue and collaboration that produces creative scholarship and builds fresh ties within the social sciences, while connecting them more robustly to work in the natural sciences and humanities. New Interdisciplinary Projects in the Social Sciences working groups may be composed of any cross-disciplinary arrangement of social scientists and other researchers. Projects may address any new or enduring scholarly question, debate, or issue. Additional information about last year’s funded projects can be found here. This call will fund up to three two-year working groups between 2020 and 2022. A maximum award of $50,000 will be provided to each working group toward direct costs associated with project-related meetings and similar activities.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline June 8, 2020: Research on Biopsychosocial Factors of Social Connectedness and Isolation on Health, Wellbeing, Illness, and Recovery
Proposals for research projects that seek to explain the underlying mechanisms, processes, and trajectories of social relationships and how these factors affect outcomes in human health, illness, recovery, and overall wellbeing. 
Types of projects submitted under this FOA include studies that prospectively assign human participants to conditions (i.e., experimentally manipulate independent variables) and that assess biomedical and/or behavioral outcomes in humans to understand fundamental aspects of phenomena related to social connectedness and isolatedness. (PAR-19-384, PAR-19-373, R01-Research Project Grant)

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Deadline June 4, 2020: USDA Agricultural and Food Research Initiative - Foundational Applied Science Program: Rapid Response to Novel Cornoavirus (SARS-COV-2) Impacts Across Food and Agricultural Systems
Topics may include economic security and/or the well-being of farm, food service providers, and rural Americans.
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the nation’s food and agricultural systems and threatening the availabilty of an accessible, safe, nutritious, and abudant food supply. Proposals addressing this priority can be local, regional, or national in scope and should employ interdisciplinary teams with the capacity to address the range of problems faced by the entire food and agriculture enterprise, from producation to consumption. Funded projects are expected to provide solutions to include tools, techniques, technologies, food supply logistics, innovations, and other practices that can be rapidly adopted by various end-users.

Yale University Research, Clinical & Data Driven Responses to COVID-19
Deadline May 17, 2020: Yale CoReCT 2020 COVID-19 Internal Pilot Awards
Accepting proposals for combating COVID-19 infection and its effects across populations (requires login in with Yale NetID).
Pilot awards to nucleate cross-disciplinary investigation to combat COVID-19 that will ultimately lead to sustained research awards and progress in combating the infection and its effects across populations. It is expected that these collaborations will also lead to novel techniques and new knowledge that will enhance our understanding of the mechanisms of viral infection, host response and the impact on our society and economy.