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

Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD Bank Group; TD): 2020 Ready Challenge — Up to $745K — Submission Due: August 13, 2020 4:00p.m. ET

Thu, Aug 13, 2020, 4:00 pm
The TD Ready Challenge is an annual North American initiative, which supports organizations developing innovative solutions for a changing world. Recipients must be organizations that have impactful and measurable solutions focused on helping to open doors for a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow.
Audience: Request for Proposals, Engineering, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Various Research Areas

John Templeton Foundation: 2020 Small & Large Grants — Up to >$234,800 — Applications Due: August 14, 2020

Fri, Aug 14, 2020, 5:00 pm
Opportunities:

The John Templeton Foundation is inviting you to submit your project idea through an Online Funding Inquiry (OFI). The Foundation distinguishes between small and large financial requests.

Audience: Engineering, Humanities, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Various Research Areas

Merck KGaA: 2020 Research Grants – Up to €1,500,000 (€500K/year for 3 years) – Applications Due: August 31, 2020 (Rolling for Pandemic Preparedness)

Mon, Aug 31, 2020, 5:59 pm
In 2020, Merck KGaA is offering a series of research grants to stimulate innovative research in challenging areas of future importance in the areas of: Drug Discovery, Bioreactor Design for Cultured Meat, Next Generation Machine Learning and Pandemic Preparedness.
Audience: Engineering, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences, Various Research Areas

Pivotal Ventures/Lever for Change: 2021 Equality Can’t Wait Challenge — Up to $10M — Register by September 1, 2020

Tue, Sep 1, 2020, 8:00 pm
Pivotal Ventures, Melinda Gates’ investment and incubation company, with additional support from MacKenzie Bezos, and in collaboration with Lever for Change, is launching the Equality Can’t Wait Challenge (ECWC), which will award $30 million to help expand women’s power and influence in the United States by 2030. Grants will be awarded to the...
Audience: Diversity, Various Research Areas, Women

March of Dimes Foundation: 2020 COVID-19 Fund – Up to $125K – Applications Due: September 4, 2020

Fri, Sep 4, 2020, 5:00 pm
Opportunity:
Audience: Request for Proposals, Engineering, Life 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

Wednesday, Jul 8, 2020

On July 14, the University issued a statement on the rescinding of ICE’s July 6 announcement regarding international students:

Thursday, Jun 25, 2020

Since the spring, more than 40 working groups have been planning for Princeton’s fall 2020 semester.

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020

The C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute has awarded $5.4 million to 26 projects to accelerate artificial intelligence research to mitigate...

Friday, Jun 19, 2020

In response to the current crises, and underlying societal challenges, facing our country and the world, Princeton University has announced an...

Thursday, Jun 18, 2020

The following message was sent as an all campus email on June 18, 2020

To: Princeton University community

Tuesday, Jun 2, 2020
Princeton University has created a...
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...