Funding Sources

COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

There are many emerging funding opportunities for COVID-19 research, which we are listing here.  Please check this site regularly, and if you have any questions, our Office of Research Support Services is available.  In addition, the NIH created this helpful overview for applicants and recipients of NIH funding related to COVID-19.

If there is an opportunity you would like to pursue, please email Michael Ostap at ostap@pennmedicine.upenn.edu, and we will work to coordinate researchers and resources to best support your application.


National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Amazon Diagnostic Development Initiative

 American Heart Association (AHA)

American Lung Association

Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation (CEPI)

  • Calls for proposals to accelerate the development of vaccines against emerging infectious diseases.

Covent-19 Ventilator Challenge

  •  Innovate2Ventilate: An Open Innovation Effort to Design a Rapidly Deployable Mechanical Ventilator

 Department of Defense (DOD)

Gates Foundation

Harrington Discovery Institute

Medical Countermeasures

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Roddenberry Foundation

  • Roddenberry Prize: An effort to crowdsource innovative solutions to issues that demand audacious, far-reaching, and scalable responses.

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