Support for COVID-19 Research
The NIH Common Fund received $30 Million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, 2020 to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, domestically or internationally. The Office of Strategic Coordination (OSC), which manages the Common Fund is using these funds to stimulate innovative research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the disease it causes, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). OSC issued an immediate funding opportunity in Fiscal Year 2020 for active Common Fund researchers to conduct SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research. OSC is planning new funding opportunities to support new research projects in these areas beginning in Fiscal Year 2021.
Emergency Competitive Revisions for Research on SARS-COV-2 and COVID-19
In Fiscal Year 2020, the Office of Strategic Coordination (OSC), issued a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Emergency Competitive Revisions for Research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (NOT-RM-20-015) to stimulate innovative research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the disease it causes, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
OSC issued emergency competitive revisions to Common Fund grants and cooperative agreements to support innovative research on COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 in areas of research including behavioral/social science, health disparities, and novel therapeutics, that fits within the mission of an emergency response to provide critical expertise, resources or activities. A list of funded projects is available on the Common Fund Support for COVID-19 funded research page.
Future Research Funding Opportunities in SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19
In future years, OSC will use CARES Act funds allocated to the NIH Common Fund for researchers to develop new research projects starting in Fiscal Year 2021. Continue to check this page for updates on future SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research funding opportunities from the NIH Common Fund.
For a list of funding opportunities from multiple NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices — including the NIH Common Fund — please visit the COVID-19 page of information for NIH applicants and recipients of NIH funding.
This page last reviewed on December 15, 2020