COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides federal agencies with additional funds to support research on COVID-19 prevention, preparation and response. The Office of Research Development has compiled a list of funding opportunities currently available. Some may require multidisciplinary teams so consider collaborators and look for opportunities beyond the agencies you typically apply to for funding.  Solicitations are organized by agency and in order of release, most recent first. Some opportunities will require quick turnaround times; deadlines are noted below. Check back with this page as new opportunities will be posted regularly.

NOTE: Most COVID-related research requires consideration of the Institutional Biosafety Committee.  For more information, please contact Hope Smith-Sielicki with the Office of Research Compliance at smith@clemson.edu.

What to expect from the CARES Act:

  • $75M in funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF) for RAPID grant awards
  • $945M provided to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for COVID-19 research
  • $99M granted to the Department of Energy’s Office of Science to support the national laboratory system’s work on COVID-19
  • $60M authorized to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with $50M for the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership to support manufacturing research and $10M for Manufacturing USA to spend on pharmaceutical and biotech research
Internal Funding Opportunity

Funds are available to support the development and commercialization of new medical devices and other health care innovations through the Innovation Maturation Fund partnership with the Health Sciences Center (HSC) at PRISMA Health. This round of funding is specifically for projects addressing COVID-19.

Proposals are due June 1. View the Request for Proposals. This fund invests in research collaborations involving Clemson faculty members and Prisma Health clinicians and is managed by the Clemson University Research Foundation. Up to $20,000 of funding is available per project and grant awards will be announced June 15.

NSF Announcements

NIH Announcements

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is inviting proposals for administrative supplements and revision supplements from current grantees in support of urgent COVID-19 research projects. Through Notices of Special Interest (NOSI), individual Institutes are interested in proposals that address specific topics of interest to that Institute. The work proposed must be related to the original scope of work.  

Investigators planning to submit an application in response to NOSIs are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant program officer listed on each solicitation to discuss the proposed project in the context of the parent award.

Department of Energy (DOE) Announcements

Department of Commerce

Department of Defense (DOD) Announcements

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Announcements

NASA Announcements

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Announcement

Department of Health and Human Services Announcements

Other Announcements