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COVID-19 and RPC

Connecting Policymakers and Researchers for Children and Families

The Research to Policy Collaboration is actively collecting and disseminating research-informed solutions and resources on the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on children and families to federal staff and legislators. You can visit our COVID page and review the first issue of our weekly newsletter, Mitigating the Implications of Coronavirus Pandemic on Families. Would you like to be part of this movement? Please join our contact list and share your suggestions for topics for fact sheets, op-ed, policy brief, blog or other communications to Cagla Giray.

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COVID Scholar

COVID-19 literature search powered by advanced NLP algorithms

This website uses natural language processing (NLP) to power search on a set of research papers related to COVID-19. It was created by the team behind Matscholar, a research effort led by the HackingMaterials, Persson, and Ceder research groups at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.
This work is currently funded by a Laboratory Directed Research and Development grant at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory of the US Department of Energy. It was assisted by funding for the development of NLP tools in Materials Science from the Energy Biosciences Institute at UC Berkeley, and from the National Science Foundation.
COVIDScholar was built using computing resources from the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) and makes use of NERSC's Spin container cloud platform service.

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COVID Information Commons

COVID-19 literature search powered by advanced NLP algorithms

Funded by NSF COVID RAPID 2028999, the COVID Information Commons is an open platform to facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration across various COVID research efforts, especially focusing on NSF-funded COVID Rapid Response Research (RAPID) projects. Join the launch webinar next Wednesday, July 15 from 3-4pm ET. Register at https://bit.ly/CICDemoPhase1. Connection info and presentation materials will be shared with registered participants prior to the event, and a recording will be shared afterward.

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Funding Resources

Improving Clinical and Public Health Outcomes through National Partnerships to Prevent and Control Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Disease Threats

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Deadline: Jul 31, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides support for domestic and global infrastructure to prevent and control infectious diseases that threaten the public’s health. The proposed cooperative agreement would fund organizations that represent professionals at the front line of preventing and controlling the spread of emerging and re-emerging infectious disease threats such as COVID-19, including clinicians, other healthcare professionals, healthcare systems, and other…

Just Tech Covid-19 Rapid-Response Grants

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

Deadline: Accepted on a rolling basis - First period of review - Aug 31, 2020

From Hurricane Katrina to Covid-19, disasters often exacerbate social inequalities, having disproportionate effects on historically marginalized populations. Indeed, the Covid-19 pandemic has already laid bare the vast differences in available infrastructure, long-term support, and economic security available to different segments of society. As we sprint to devise solutions that will necessarily marry state intervention with technological development—exposure notification, wearables,…

Research on the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting recession in the U.S.

Russell Sage Foundation

Deadline: Aug 5, 2020, letters of inquiry due

The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) has long supported social science research with the aim of improving social and living conditions in the United States. In response to the crises of 2020, the foundation is dedicating its next funding cycle exclusively to research that seeks to improve our understanding of these extraordinary times. The severe consequences of the Covid19-pandemic, including its economic disruptions, and the recent mass protests to combat systemic racial inequality in…

Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects Related to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: Aug 20, 2020; Dec 2, 2020; Mar 2, 2021

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) aims to support research to strengthen the healthcare response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and future public health emergencies, including pandemics. While research related to the direct clinical effects of COVID-19 are supported by other funding opportunities, the purpose of this funding opportunity is to focus on the role and impact of digital health…

Systems for Action: Supplemental Research on COVID-19 Response and Recovery

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Deadline: Aug 5, 2020

Health is shaped by a complex web of social, economic, and environmental conditions and experiences that extend far beyond the reach of the medical care system. A large and growing body of evidence demonstrates how these nonmedical determinants such as housing, education, and transportation influence health and health equity for individuals, families and communities. Unfortunately, the social services and supports designed to improve these conditions are often disconnected from the medical…

NIH Director’s Emergency Transformative Research Awards

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: Sep 30, 2020

Part of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, the award supports individuals or teams proposing transformative projects that are inherently risky and untested but have the potential to create or overturn fundamental paradigms and may require very large budgets. 

Administrative Supplement Applications to UL1 and U24 CTSA Awards to Address COVID-19 Public Heath Need

National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS)

Deadline: Nov 20, 2020

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the need for projects that address the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency. The Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program is uniquely qualified to contribute to these efforts. NCATS is soliciting applications for Administrative Supplements (through PA-18-591) from current Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) UL1 and…

Community Interventions to Address the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic among Health Disparity and Vulnerable Populations

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Deadline: Aug 28, 2020; Dec 1, 2020

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications to implement and evaluate community interventions testing 1) the impacts of mitigation strategies to prevent COVID-19 transmission in NIH-designated health disparity populations and other vulnerable groups; and 2) already implemented, new, or adapted interventions to address the adverse psychosocial, behavioral, and socioeconomic consequences of the pandemic on the health of these groups.

Strengthening Access to Care for Opioid Use Disorder Patients During the COVID-19 National Public Health Emergency: Recovery Support Services

Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE)

Deadline: Jul 31, 2020

Now more than ever, it is critical for us to think creatively, test new approaches, remove silos, and enhance and expand activities proven to prevent and reduce opioid use disorder. We are committed to fostering new ideas and approaches and scaling those activities that are already showing evidence-based results across the continuum of prevention, treatment, and recovery in four key areas: Provider education, payer strategies, policy initiatives, and public awareness.

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects Related to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Deadline: Dec 30, 2020

This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) highlights interest in research to strengthen the healthcare response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and to future public health emergencies, including pandemics. While the direct clinical effects of COVID-19 are supported by other funding opportunities, the purpose of this NOSI is to support research to address secondary health effects of the social, behavioral, and…

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Administrative Supplements and Revision Supplements on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Deadline: Oct 6, 2020

NHLBI is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and on biological effects of its causative agent, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Topics of specific interest to NHLBI include host response, associations with heart, lung, and blood (HLB) diseases, potential impacts on transfusion safety, and clinical outcomes of infected individuals.

Availability of Administrative Supplements & Urgent Competitive Revisions to NCCIH Grants for Natural Product Research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) & Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Deadline: Aug 18, 2020

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) announces the availability of funds for Administrative Supplements or Urgent Competitive Revisions to promote research on the effects of natural products alone or in combination with other complementary and integrative health approaches on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). NCCIH is particularly interested in projects focusing on the therapeutic and/or…

Strengthening Access to Care for Opioid Use Disorder Patients During the COVID-19 National Public Health Emergency: Recovery Support Services

Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE)

Deadline: July 31 concept note due

As the nation rapidly evolves its efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic, FORE has been in contact with those on the frontlines to identify the most pressing challenges in maintaining access to OUD treatment and recovery services, particularly for people at high risk for complications of COVID-19. For example, many of those with OUD are incarcerated and are thus vulnerable to the high coronavirus transmission rates seen in some jails and prisons. Many others with OUD are low income and/…

Notice of Special Interest regarding the Availability of Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Deadline: Open

NIDA is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, also known as COVID-19). NIDA is especially interested in research collecting and examining data on the risks and outcomes for COVID-19 infection in individuals suffering from substance use disorders.

Merck Investigator Studies Program: SARS CoV-2 / COVID-19

MISP

Deadline: Open

Effective April 2020, the Investigator Studies Program Review Committee (MISP-RC) will accept proposals within our current areas of interest (AOI) for SARS CoV-2/COVID-19. This is a competitive review process that will be conducted by the SARS CoV-2/COVID-19 MISP Review Committee. Decisions will be made on the basis of scientific merit and strategic fit within the AOI. Please review the critical activities and abide by the timelines as outlined below.

COVID-19 Early Treatment Fund (CETF)

COVID-19 Early Treatment Fund (CETF)

Deadline: Rolling

Top scientists say that the fastest and lowest cost way to end the pandemic is to discover existing drugs that are effective against the virus and prevent hospitalization.

Unfortunately, this sensible approach has attracted far less attention. Most clinical trials for COVID-19 are designed to help hospitalized patients, not to discover drugs that prevent hospitalization. To do the latter, we must test drugs in people as soon as we suspect they are infected. These studies are…

NIH Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: Standard Dates Apply

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support investigative and collaborative research focused on understanding the long-term effects of natural and/or human-made disasters on health care systems serving health disparity populations in communities in the U.S., including the U.S. territories. NIH-designated health disparity populations include racial and ethnic minorities (Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asians, Native…

Targeted COVID-19 Related Projects

Intel

Deadline: Dec 31, 2020

Intel has reached out to Penn State directly and is looking for places to invest that are near-term, impactful, innovative, repeatable, scalable and that help in the moment to combat COVID-19. Intel is not necessarily looking to fund a longer-term research project. Requests can be for hardware, software, or services. 

PCORI Funding Opportunity for COVID-19-Related Enhancements

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Deadline: On a rolling basis

Existing PCORI-Funded Research Projects

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2, otherwise known as COVID-19, is a novel respiratory illness that causes complications that can compromise lung function and lead to severe illness or death. COVID-19 imposes significant burdens for patients and their families and has led to acute disruptions in the US healthcare system due to its high incidence, low testing rates, challenging management options, and unknown long-…

PCORI Funding Opportunity for COVID-19-Related Enhancements

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Deadline: On a rolling basis

Existing PCORI-Funded Dissemination and Implementation Awards

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2, otherwise known as COVID-19, is a novel respiratory illness that causes complications that can compromise lung function and lead to severe illness or death. COVID-19 imposes significant burdens for patients and their families and has led to acute disruptions in the US healthcare system due to its high incidence, low testing rates, challenging management…

NIH COVID-19 Funding and Funding Opportunities

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: Open

As you can imagine, NIH is devoting significant resources to COVID-19. In addition to dedicating regularly appropriated funds, to date NIH has received emergency funding for COVID-19-related activities in two supplemental bills (available from the NIH Office of Budget website)

Promoting Telehealth for Low-Income Consumers; COVID-19 Telehealth Program

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Deadline: Open

FCC Fights COVID-19 with $200M; Adopts Long-Term Connected Care Study

DOE Soliciting Input to COVID-19 R&D

Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE)

Deadline: Responses will be reviewed beginning March 18, 2020.

The DOE is encouraging the scientific community and others to consider research questions that underpin COVID-19 response and is requesting input on strategic, priority research directions that may be undertaken using DOE user facilities, computational resources, and enabling infrastructure.

ICDS Explore Grants for COVID-19 Research

Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS)

Deadline: Open

Provides allocations on ICDS-ACI and hours with RISE team members, who provide advanced compute support.

COVID-19 Research - RAPID

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: Open

NSF encourages the research community to respond to this challenge through existing funding opportunities. In addition, we invite researchers to use the Rapid Response Research (RAPID) funding mechanism, which allows NSF to receive and review proposals having a severe urgency with regard to availability of or access to data, facilities or specialized equipment as well as quick-response research on natural or anthropogenic disasters and similar…

Urgent Competitive Revision to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Urgent Supplement - Clinical Trial Optional)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: Open

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) hereby notify Principal Investigators holding specific types of NIH research grants, listed in the full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that funds may be available for competitive revisions to meet immediate needs to help address a specific public health crisis in a timely manner, but that were unforeseen when the new or renewal application or grant progress report for non-competing continuation support was submitted.  Applications for Urgent…

Notice of Intent: New Funding Opportunity Announcement to Support Novel, High-Impact Studies Evaluating Health System and Healthcare Professional Responsiveness to COVID-19

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Deadline: Open

AHRQ intends to publish a new funding opportunity announcement using the R01 mechanism to support novel, high-impact studies evaluating health system and healthcare professional responsiveness to COVID-19. This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop responsive applications.

Featured Study

Food access and insecurity during COVID-19


By Amit Sharma, Chandler Yu, Michael Lin, InHaeng Jung, Penn State's School of Hospitality Management

Do individuals have access to food during the current COVID-19 crisis? The current crisis provides a unique (albeit unfortunate) circumstances to investigate how risk, uncertainty, and preparedness of individuals and communities impact food access. The purpose of this study is to investigate how the current COVID-19 pandemic is impacting food access and food security.

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Featured Project

Global Tweet Mentions of COVID-19

by the Computational and Spatial Analysis Core (CSA) of SSRI

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