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Funding opportunities for COVID-19 research available to investigators

Research Development and the Research Concierge Service at Penn State College of Medicine have developed a list of funding opportunities for investigators interested in research projects related to COVID-19.

The National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and other institutions are supporting research from a variety of disciplines to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium

Department of Defense

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

  • Note: From the agency’s COVID-19 FAQI have a research project idea related to COVID-19. Where should I submit my proposal? DARPA is always interested in new ideas and emerging technologies and solutions. The DARPA technical offices that are focused on these efforts are the Defense Sciences Office (DSO) and the Biological Technology Office (BTO), both of which have Office-Wide Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) that are open for the submission of new ideas at any time.

Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC)

National Science Foundation

RAPID Research on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Department of Health and Human Services

Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority

National Institutes of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Department of Energy


Department of Homeland Security

Transportation Security Administration


Other Funders

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