Most federal sponsors and many private sponsors have issued Coronavirus specific RFPs and our colleagues at Johns Hopkins have compiled a list of them that they're updating regularly. As you'd expect, most of them are biomedical, but there are a few in the public and behavioral health area that may be of interest to TC PIs.
In general, the COVID-19 guidance for the National Science Foundation (NSF) shows considerably less flexibility regarding grant funding than NIH. The following are stipulations released by NSF:
NSF’s COVID-19 Page contains FAQs and recent policy guidance.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) has announced that Investigators may submit any proposal with a due date between March 9, 2020 and May 1, 2020 may be submitted until May 1, 2020 and still be considered on time. NIH cautions, however, that late submissions may be reviewed later than expected. Due date guidance has already changed once and is likely to do so multiple times throughout the crisis, so please watch this page for updates is subject to revision as the COVID-19 evolves.
Peer review sessions will take place as scheduled but will not convene in person.
For Investigators with active NIH Awards:
NIH’s Coronavirus Page includes a link to FAQs and more detailed policy statements. Please review the NIH Grants Update Video for more information.
On March 31, 2020, Mark Schneider, Director of IES issued a letter addressing IES’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. It affirms IES’s commitment to flexibility in reporting and submission deadlines. Any extensions need to be discussed with your program officer.
Dr. Schneider’s letter also includes links to IES-vetted distance learning materials in many subject areas and for all age groups.
The federal wide guidance issued by OMB early in March also applies to U.S. Department of Education (US DOE), which means that salary payments may continue even if all or part of the work is temporarily suspended. Non-reimbursable expenses related to event and travel cancelation may be charged to the grant.
Please review the National Endowment for the Humanities' (NEH's) COVID-19 homepage for the most up-to-date information.
Please visit the U.S. Department of Defense (US DOD) COVID-19 Page for the most up-to-date information.
The NYC Mayor’s Office of Contracts has affirmed its commitment to its contractors during this period of stay at home orders and school closures. NYC Department of Education (DOE) has allowed all TC’s professional development programs to move to an online format. Investigators who may be performing other types of work for or within the schools should reach out to their point of contact to discuss alternative service delivery models, etc.
The Russell Sage Foundation has announced awards up to $175,000 for projects addressing social, political, economic, or psychological disruptions that affect social and living conditions in the US. Follow the link above to view them all.
Charli Garg has identified a new resource for COVID-19 related grants with an educational focus. The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations can also link PIs to potential donors and other resources through the Development Office.