COVID-19 Research News, Events & Funding Alerts

A Message from CEFR

As we all grapple with this unprecedented time of global uncertainty and distress, the Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations team is up and running and continues to support Princeton researchers and external collaborators to advance science and discovery.

We are particularly grateful and proud to see so many Princeton partners — companies, foundations, government and fellow higher ed institutions – react quickly to bring their resources to bear on COVID-19. Also, thank you to everyone who has offered flexibility and support during the shutdown of our campus and research labs and the initiation of online instruction of students.

As you would expect, Princeton researchers are confronting this crisis with all tools available, including by spinning up rapid research projects and research funding, donating and manufacturing equipment, and applying the knowledge and ingenuity of our University leadership and faculty to multiple dimensions of the pandemic.  

CEFR is eager to strengthen collaborations with Princeton research. If you have an idea or need help to work through issues with existing, new or future projects -- related or unrelated to COVID-19 --  please reach out to the CEFR team so we can assist you.

And, of course, we continue to distribute timely funding opportunities via email to researchers, as well as via posts to our website

You are all in our thoughts and we wish for the health and well-being of you and your loved ones. We welcome hearing from you.

Warm regards,
Coleen Burrus, Director


COVID-19 Industry & Foundation Funding Opportunities

Booz Allen Foundation: Innovation Grants — Up to $100,000 — Due June 5, 2020

Fri, Jun 5, 2020, 5:00 pm
The Booz Allen Foundation has established a $1 million Innovation Fund to help nonprofits, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, innovators at colleges and universities, and startups and small businesses harness the power of data, technology, and diverse intellectual capital to improve COVID-19 relief efforts and make a difference. The Foundation wants...
Audience: Campus Community, Request for Proposals, Engineering, Government, Humanities, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Various Research Areas

Google Cloud Platform: COVID-19 Research Credits Program — $ in Accordance with Research Requirement — Rolling Due Dates

Sun, Oct 31, 2021 (All day)
Google’s Cloud Platform (GCP) team has partnered with the Harvard Global Health Institute to fund companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations and academic institutions working on COVID-19 research. Researchers in approved countries are eligible to apply for COVID-19 related research credits.
Audience: Request for Proposals, Engineering, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences, Various Research Areas

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health – Average Grant Funding: $315K – Rolling Submission Dates

Fri, Dec 31, 2021 (All day)
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) new call, Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health, seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future. The Foundation is interested in ideas that address any of these four areas of focus: • Future of Evidence • Future of Social Interaction • Future of...
Audience: Engineering, Humanities, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Various Research Areas

COVID-19 Federal Funding Opportunities

For federal funding opportunities related to COVID-19, please review the Research and Project Administration website.

COVID-19 News

Monday, May 4, 2020

Princeton will decide in early July whether the undergraduate teaching program will be online or residential in the fall term.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, Princeton researchers have developed a diagnostic tool to analyze chest X-rays for patterns in...

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

In the latest episode of the “...

Monday, May 18, 2020

Local variations in climate are not likely to dominate the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Princeton University...

Monday, May 18, 2020

A National Science Foundation grant will support Princeton researchers studying how COVID-19 may be spread by people without...

Friday, May 15, 2020

Catching COVID-19 isn’t all-or-nothing, says virus researcher Caroline Bartman in the...

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

COVID-19's rapid spread throughout the world has been fueled in part by the virus' ability to be transmitted by people who are not showing...

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

In just six weeks, from March 19 to May 1, an international team of physicists and engineers led by Princeton’s...

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The economic disruption created by the COVID-19 pandemic will almost certainly be the most severe recession since the 1930s, but it likely will...

Friday, May 1, 2020

Even as about 90% of Princeton’s research labs are shuttered, care for research animals continues uninterrupted under the direction of Laura...