COVID-19 Funding & Impact on Grants

NIH guidance on COVID-19 impacts for applicants and awardees

Investigators seeking or already receiving funding from NIH can find frequently-updated guidance on a wide range of COVID-19 related matters, including:  Specific Opportunities / Announcements
The following are current opportunities to apply for funding related to COVID-19 research (often fast-tracked application and review processes). View a longer list at the UNMC Vice Chancellor for Research Office COVID-19 funding page


Key facts

Next due date

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research to Address Vaccine Hesitancy, Uptake, and Implementation among Populations that Experience Health Disparities

The purpose of this NOSI is to solicit community-engaged research to: 1) evaluate intervention strategies (e.g., expand reach, access) to facilitate vaccination uptake in clinical and community contexts; and 2) address the barriers to increasing reach, access, and uptake of vaccinations among health disparity populations at high risk and likely to experience vaccine hesitancy.

Feb. 5, 2021

June 5, 2021

October 5, 2021

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): The Influence of Host Resilience on Heterogeneity of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome/Acute Lung Injury (ARDS/ALI)

The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to inform potential applicants of the special interest of NHLBI in research to understand host resilience as a critical determinant of outcomes in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) /acute lung injury (ALI).

Feb. 5, 2021

June 5, 2021

October 5, 2021

Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects Related to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional)

"The purpose of this research is to focus on the role and impact of digital health interventions to address access, reach, delivery, effectiveness, scalability and sustainability, particularly in populations who experience health disparities and vulnerable populations."

August 20, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

March 2, 2021

NIH: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisions and Administrative Supplements for Research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Individuals with Down Syndrome for the INCLUDE Project

This NOSI includes many diverse topics of interest listed by the participating Institutes (including NICHD, NCI, NHLBI, NIAID, and others).

July 13, 2020

Nov. 12, 2020

March 12, 2021

July 12, 2021

NIH: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Emergency Competitive Revisions for Research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). 
NOT-AI-20-034 for NIAID
NOT-GM-20-025 for NIGMS

For current NIAID or NIGMS grant holders, expanding scope of original project.

Explanatory article here

Rolling, through Feb/March 2021

NIH: NOSI regarding the Availability of Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus and the Behavioral and Social Sciences.

One of the issuing Institutes is the National Institute for Child Health & Development

"...particular interest in COVID-19-related research on vulnerable populations falling within the NICHD scientific mission area, including pregnant and post-partum women, infants, children, and adolescents; individuals with physical and/or intellectual disabilities; and children who are homeless or in foster care."

Rolling, through March 31, 2021