Research Funding

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Research Opportunities

The LA CaTS Center is pleased to serve as information hub of COVID-19 funding and research opportunities announced by various funding agencies (i.e. NIH, agencies, etc.). If you are an investigator at one of our member institutions, you are eligible to receive assistance from LA CaTS Center Cores and Resources on grant applications. To view available services and to request a consultation online, visit the LA CaTS Center’s service website SPARC today!

To add a COVID-19 related opportunity or report a correction, email us at

National Institutes of Health

NIH Website for COVID Funding Opportunities, Information for Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding:
Point-of-Care-Technology Research Network (POCTRN) Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) Program to rapidly produce innovative SARS-COV_2 diagnositics tests:

Federal Communications Commission

FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AHRQ Notice of Intent (FOA to come early May) for R01s evaluating health system/health innovative approaches in response to COVID-19 on meeting needs of older adults, people with multiple chronic conditions, rural and uninsured/underinsured populations:

Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority

BARDA Contract announcement for diagnostics, therapeutics, vaccines, immunomodulators, etc.:


Amazon Funding opportunity for diagnostics (AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative):>

Department of Defense

no current opportunities

National Science Foundation

NSF General funding announcements using RAPID Response funding mechanism for COVID: Digital Transformation Institute