COVID-19 Bulletin #9 | May 28, 2020



Grant Name:

Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project


Provides funding for demonstration projects addressing rural medical communications in order to gain an understanding of barriers and best practices to coordinate emergency response across multiple jurisdictions.

Due Dates: 

Jun 24, 2020

Grant Name:

Novel, High-Impact Studies Evaluating Health System and Healthcare Professional Responsiveness to COVID-19 (R01)


Notice inviting R01 grant applications for funding to support novel, high-impact studies evaluating the responsiveness of healthcare delivery systems, healthcare professionals, and the overall U.S. healthcare system to the COVID-19 pandemic. AHRQ is interested in funding critical research focused on evaluating topics such as effects on quality, safety, and value of health system response to COVID-19; the role of primary care practices and professionals during the COVID-19 epidemic; understanding how the response to COVID-19 affected socially vulnerable populations and people with multiple chronic conditions; and digital healthcare including innovations and challenges encountered in the rapid expansion of telehealth response to COVID-19.

Due Dates: 

Optional letters of intent are due June 1, 2020. Applications are due June 15, 2020

Grant Name:

Combatting COVID-19 Pandemic and Proliferation Threats


Notice seeking applications to build capacity to continue to safely prevent, contain, and mitigate threats and impacts posed by the rapid spread of destabilizing biological and chemical threats at national borders and points of entry, including infectious diseases such as COVID-19.

Due Dates: 

Applications are due May 29, 2020.


  • EPA is providing flexibilities to applicants experiencing challenges related to COVID-19. Please see the Flexibilities Available to Organizations Impacted by COVID-19 clause in Section IV of EPA’s Solicitation Clauses.

  • In response to COVID-19 issues, today NSF announced that the required format changes to two application forms (the Biographical Sketch and the Current and Pending Support) will be postponed to allow adequate preparation and training. These sections of the Policy and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (NSF 20-1) will be enforced on and after October 1, 2020.




Grant Name:

COVID-19 Detect and Protect Challenge Invites Applications for COVID-19 Solutions in Developing Countries


Up to ten winners will receive prizes and awards totaling up to $25,000 in support of easy-to-replicate, low-cost, open-source solutions to the detection of and/or protection against COVID-19 in developing countries....

Due Dates: 

June 30, 2020




  • Coordinated strategy to accelerate multiple COVID-19 vaccine candidates is key, NIH experts say: A harmonized and collaborative approach to the clinical testing, scale-up and distribution of candidate vaccines to prevent COVID-19 is essential, scientific leaders write in a perspective published today in Science.READ MORE

  • New process considers numerous coronavirus models to reduce uncertainty: Researchers harnessing multiple disease models to improve management of outbreaks have been awarded a Rapid Response Research grant (RAPID) from the National Science Foundation to continue their work on COVID-19.READ MORE

  • Artificial intelligence systems aim to sniff out signs of COVID-19 outbreaks: HealthMap, a website run by Boston Children’s Hospital, uses artificial intelligence (AI) to scan social media, news reports, internet search queries, and other information streams for signs of disease outbreaks. READ MORE

  • Social Scientists on COVID-19: What motivates people to wear masks, the effects of social isolation on children and the elderly, infection rates among the incarcerated. These are just some of the COVID-19 research topics social scientists are investigating right now.

Published: May 28, 2020 10:17am