EGC affiliates: for grant support contact David Cowell.


J-PAL Off-Cycle Initiative Funding (Varies, up to $250k)

  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Discipline/Subject Area:  Seek to fund rapid, useful, and responsible research that is relevant to COVID-19 response, mitigation, and recovery.

IGC Special Call on Coronavirus (Up to $25k)

  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Discipline/Subject Area: Four themes: trade and productivity; State effectiveness; Cities; Energy and environment.

IPA: Peace and Recovery COVID-19 Call (Up to $50k)

  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Discipline/Subject Area:  RCTs; Socio-Economics

NSF: Rapid Response Research (RAPID) (Up to $200k)

  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Discipline/Subject Area: Funding non-medical, non-clinical-care research that can be used immediately to explore how to model and understand the spread of COVID-19, to inform and educate about the science of virus transmission and prevention, and to encourage the development of processes and actions to address this global challenge.

Past deadlines:


EDL: Special ERG Call on the Economic Impacts of Coronavirus (Up to $50k)

  • Deadline: June 1, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: Funding research that can inform policymakers and other stakeholders on the economic impacts of coronavirus in developing countries so that the costs can be mitigated as much as possible.

Social Sciences Research Council: New Interdisciplinary Projects in the Social Sciences ($50,000)

  • Deadline: June 30, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area:  Convening researchers of different backgrounds, disciplines, and institutions, this is intended to be a catalyst for dialogue and collaboration that produces creative scholarship and builds fresh ties within the social sciences.

DFG: Call for Multidisciplinary Research into Epidemics and Pandemics in Response to the Outbreak of SARS-CoV-2

  • Deadline: July 1, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area:  Funding is available for projects addressing the prevention, early detection, containment and investigation of the causes, impacts and management of epidemics and pandemics.

Department of State: U.S. Embassy Abuja COVID19 Response (Up to $50k)

  • Deadline: May 1, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19; Nigeria; Intended to supplement projects that are already underway

GLM: Call of Interest on COVID-19 in Low-Income Countries (Up to $32.5k)

  • Deadline: May 3, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: Priority will be given to research providing evidence-based policy recommendations to help in achieving quick policy responses to COVID-19 challenges.

AXA Research Fund: Exceptional Flash Call for Proposals - Mitigating risk in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic (Up to $270k)

  • Deadline: May 7, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19; Climate & Environment; Health; New Technologies; Socio-Economics; Mid-Career Investigators

NBER: Call for Proposals, Research Grants on Women, Victimization, and COVID-19 (Up to $20k)

  • Deadline: May 11, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: To support projects related to women, victimization, and domestic violence, with particular emphasis on the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Can focus on developed and developing nations.

Department of Defense (DoD): DoD BRO-20-NEWTON Newton Award for Transformative Ideas during the COVID-19 Pandemic ($50k - $100k)

  • Deadline: May 15, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: Novel Conceptual Frameworks or Theoretical Approaches Related to COVID-19  

Facebook: Economic Impact of Digital Technologies request for proposals ($50k-$100k)

  • Deadline: May 20, 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: COVID-19; Digital Technologies; New Technologies; Socio-Economics; Small and Medium Enterprises

Do you know of other current COVID-related funding opportunities? If so, email us.