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Funding opportunities for COVID-19 research available to investigators

Research Development at Penn State College of Medicine maintains a list of funding opportunities for investigators interested in research projects related to COVID-19.

Updated Aug. 8, 2022

Note regarding human subjects research

In order to reduce any additional personal contact between individuals, certain guidelines are in place for clinical research. See details on the University’s requirements for human subjects research here.

Department of Health and Human Services

  • Added March 1, 2022: AHRQ Special Emphasis Notice (NOT-HS-22-010) – AHRQ announces interest in health services research on health system and healthcare professional responsiveness to COVID-19. The Agency encourages research teams to submit applications using AHRQ’s standing R18, R03, and R01 funding mechanisms (PA-18-793, PA-18-794, PA-18-795). Applications responding to this SEN should be submitted on regular application receipt dates identified in the respective Funding Opportunity Announcement and will be reviewed by AHRQ standing study sections. (release date: February 17, 2022; expiration date: February 14, 2025)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)


National Science Foundation: RAPID Research on Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Other Funders

Note: Investigators with interest in corporate funding should contact Corporate and Foundation Relations before proceeding with any application process.

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