COVID-19 Related Research

Research Opportunities

NEW! College of Engineering COVID-19 Research Ideas/Initiatives

Federal agency partners in the Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasure Enterprise (PHEMCE) are leveraging the existing Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) TechWatch program to engage with industry, academia, and other stakeholders to accelerate technologies related to the novel coronavirus. Traditionally, TechWatch is a virtual meeting with BARDA scientific, technical, and contracting staff, as well as representatives from other interested federal agencies. For CoronaWatch, representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Agriculture, among others, will be contacted to participate as relevant and needed. There are specific submission options for therapeutics, vaccines, diagnostics, and other products through CoronaWatch. Additional information on CoronaWatch, as well as submission instructions, are available at:

DRIVe Covid-19 EZ BAA: To support ongoing U.S. Government COVID-19 medical countermeasure development efforts, BARDA is pleased to open our EZ BAA program and seeks abstract submissions for select COVID-19 medical countermeasures only.

OVPR Pandemic Response Web Page

More specifics on the institute-wise initiatives can be found in the Table on this link:

Some other useful site listing grant opportunities:


Research News

May 12, 2020
Scientists are racing to design a face mask that can rip coronavirus apart

Please note the COVID-related research announcements for NIH, here:

This is a nice place to find the fast-accumulating literature on COVID-19


Grants that have been awarded this spring (many of the NSFs are RAPIDs): 

Office spreadsheet iconRecent NSF COVID19 awards excel file

Recent NIH COVID-19 awards: