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COVID-19 Research Funding Opportunities, Resources and Updates

March 30, 2020

The Office of Institutional Advancement,Foundation Relations, has compiled a list of COVID-19 research funding opportunities. We encourage you to review these foundation funding opportunities through the sponsor websites. Should you have questions or need assistance with foundations, please contact Brenna McBride or Bernadette McNulty.

Community-based Relief

American Heart Association 
Deadline: April 6, 2020
AHA COVID-19 Coordinating Center

American Heart Association 
Deadline: April 6, 2020
Rapid Response Grant - COVID-19 and Its Cardiovascular Impact


British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 
BSAC is launching a COVID-19 funding call to support researchers in better understanding and addressing COVID-19 outbreak. 

Co-Creation Hub 
Deadline: Rolling
Projects can be focused on a particular African country, the African continent or the world at large. 

Social Sciences

Russell Sage Foundation 
Deadline: May 24, 2020 (LOI)
Research should analyze social, political, economic, or psychological disruptions resulting from the coronavirus crisis that affect social and living conditions in the United States.


MIT Solve 
Deadline: June 18, 2020
Tech innovations that can slow and track the spread of an emerging outbreak; solutions that focus on preventative and mitigation measures that strengthen access to affordable primary healthcare systems, enhance disease surveillance systems, and improve healthcare supply chains.

Amazon Web Services Diagnostic Development Initiative (DDI) 
Deadline: June 30, 2020
Support for innovation in rapid and accurate patient testing for 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and other diagnostic solutions to mitigate future outbreaks.

Campus Consortium
C19 Work from Home Cybersecurity Grant 
C19 Artificial Intelligence for Rapid Response Grant

Drexel Libraries Support for Drexel Researchers

Libraries staff will continue to provide remote assistance to support Drexel researchers through each stage of the research lifecycle. For more information about remote access to Libraries services and information resources, visit the COVID-19 Services & Resources webpage.

  • Find funding opportunities & partnerships: The Libraries provides access to Pivot and other databases that link researchers to information funding opportunities, funders, and awarded grants. 
  • Research Data Management Support: For assistance using the DMPTool or to request a review of a Data Management Plan to ensure it aligns with the requirements set by funding agencies, email
  • Writing & Publishing: There are many ways to share research with the world, and Drexel librarians are available to advise on Open Access, author rights and copyright, citation management and more. 
  • Research Guides & Tutorials: Our Library Guides offer great starting places for beginning your research. Created by subject librarians, these guides and tutorials provide detailed information about resources important to different areas of research. 

ICYMI COVID-19 Research & Innovation Collaborative

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we announced the formation of the COVID-19 Research & Innovation Collaborative on Wednesday, March 25th. If you are currently engaging in any research activities related to COVID-19, or you have expertise and/or capacities that can be brought to bear, please let us know by completing a short survey.

Questions? Please email