Advisory Urgent COVID-19 research opportunities: We need you!
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Grant announcements targeting COVID-19 research are listed in the table below. This page is updated as new grants and data resources are announced, please check back frequently. The EPI also issues COVID-19 funding opportunities on its list-serv; if you wish to sign up visit here.

Data and science resources

  • COVID-19 forecast modeling: these models are produced by teams that include UF-EPI partners; they are updated here when new models become available.
  • GLEAM COVID-19 project: to study the spatiotemporal COVID-19 spread, this team uses the Global Epidemic and Mobility Model (GLEAM), an individual-based, stochastic, and spatial epidemic model. Models for Florida, and all 48 contiguous U.S. states, can be found here.

Grants and funding opportunities

SponsorRFA NumberTitle & Description or LinksDeadline
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation N/A Covid-19: Systems for Action: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Supplemental Research on COVID-19 Response and Recovery. Visit UF Research Info Ready or RWJF. 07/20/2020, and 08/05/2020
U.S. National Institutes of Health PAR-20-243 COVID-19: Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects Related to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional). Visit UF Research Info Ready or Grants.NIH.gov. 08/20/2020
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC-RFA-CK20-2003 COVID-19: Improving Clinical and Public Health Outcomes through National Partnerships to Prevent and Control Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Disease. Visit UF Research Info Ready or Grants.gov. 07/31/2020
U.S. National Institutes of Health RFA-OD-20-013 LIMITED OPPORTUNITY: COVID-19: Emergency Awards: RADx-UP Coordination and Data Collection Center (CDCC) (U24 Clinical Trial Optional). Visit UF Research Info Ready. Internal 07/07/2020 (Sponsor 08/07/2020)
U.S. National Science Foundation 20-100 COVID-19: Dear Colleague Letter: Supporting Research on Pandemics within the Civic Innovation Challenge and Broadened NSF Support for the Challenge. Visit UF Research Info Ready, or NSF. 8/03/20 (deadline for CIVIC solicitation 20-562)
TD Bank N/A COVID-19: TD Bank - 2020 TD Ready Challenge. Visit UF Research Info Ready, or TD Bank. 08/13/2020
PCORI N/A COVID-19: PCORI Funding Opportunities for COVID-19-Related Enhancements to Existing PCORI-Funded Projects. Visit UF Research Info Ready or PCORI. 07/17/20
IBM N/A COVID-19: and Climate change - IBM Call for Code Global Challenge. Visit UF Research Info Ready or Call for Code. 07/31/20
U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Global Public Affairs SFOP0007128 COVID-19: Addressing Pandemic Propaganda and Disinformation in AF. Visit UF Research Info Ready. Internal 07/06/2020 (Sponsor 07/22/2020)
U.S. National Institutes of Health N/A COVID-19: Community Interventions to Address the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic among Health Disparity and Vulnerable Populations (R01- Clinical Trial Optional). Visit UF Research Info Ready or NIH.gov. Two deadline dates: 08/28/2020 and 12/01/2020
U.S. National Institutes for Health PAR-20-234 COVID-19: NIA Multi-site COVID-19 Related Clinical Trial Implementation Grant on Aging-Related Topics in at-risk Older Adult Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Required). Visit UF Research Info Ready or NIH.gov Multiple - July 1; August 3; September 1; October 1; November 2; and December 1, 2020; January 4, 2021; and February 1, 2021.
Gateway for Cancer Research N/A COVID-19: Gateway for Cancer Research℠ - Decentralized Clinical Studies. Visit UF Research Info Ready or GatewayCR. 06/22/2020
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (and others) N/A VHA Innovation Ecosystem and precisionFDA COVID-19 Risk Factor Modeling Challenge. Visit UF Research Info Ready or PrecisionFDA. 07/03/2020
U.S. National Institutes of Health RFA-CA-20-038 Emergency Awards: SARS-CoV-2 Serological Sciences Centers of Excellence (U54 Clinical Trial Optional). Visit UF Research Info Ready or Grants.NIH.gov. 07/22/2020
U.S. National Institutes of Health RFA-CA-20-039 Emergency Awards: Research Projects in SARS-CoV-2 Serological Sciences (U01 Clinical Trial Optional). Visit UF Research Info Ready or Grants.NIH.gov. 07/22/2020
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing N/A SMDM COVID-19 Decision Modeling Grant. Visit UF Research Info Ready or JHU.edu. 06/30/2020
Amazon Web Services N/A Amazon Web Services - Diagnostic Development Initiative. Visit UF Research Info Ready or AWS. 06/30/2020
Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation N/A Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation - COVID-19 Vaccine Development. Visit UF Research Info Ready or CEPI. 06/30/2020
U.S. National Institutes of Health RFA-RM-20-021 LIMITED OPPORTUNITY:  COVID-19: NIH Director’s Emergency Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional). Visit UF Research Info Ready. 06/23/2020 (UF Internal); 09/23/20 (Sponsor)
U.S. National Institutes of Health RFA-RM-20-020 COVID-19: NIH Director’s Emergency Transformative Research Awards (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). Visit UF Research Info Ready or Grants.gov. 09/30/2020
United Nations Development Programme N/A COVID-19: United Nations Development Programme - Detect and Protect Challenge Invites Applications for COVID-19 Solutions in Developing Countries. Visit UF Research Info Ready or Sponsor page. 06/30/2020
Pfizer N/A Vaccine-Preventable Diseases – COVID-19 Competitive Grant Program. Visit UF Research Info Ready or Pfizer. 06/17/2020
Stevens Initiative (Aspen Institute) N/A Coronavirus response fund. Visit UF Research Info Ready or Stevens Initiative. 06/12/2020
U.S. Department of State SFOP0006927 LIMITED OPPORTUNITY: DRL FY19 Countering Corruption amid COVID-19. Visit UF Research Info Ready. 06/12/2020 (UF Internal); 6/12/20 (Sponsor)
U.S. National Institutes of Health NOT-TR-20-028 (NOSI): Availability of Emergency Competitive Revisions and Administrative Supplements to Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program Awards to Address 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Public Health Needs. Visit UF Research Info Ready or Grants.gov. Special announcement; 11/10/20
National Science Foundation 20-075 Dear Colleague Letter: Research Experiences for Undergraduates Supplemental Funding in Computer and Information Science and Engineering. Visit UF Research Info Ready or NSF.gov. Special announcement; 08/26/20
U.S. National Institutes of Health NOT-LM-20-011 Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Data Driven Research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (R21). Visit UF Research Info Ready or Grants.gov. Special announcement; 06/16/20
U.S. National Institutes of Health N/A NIH POCTRN: Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx). Visit UF Research Info Ready or RADx POCTRN. Rolling
U.S. National Institutes of Health RFA-HS-20-003 Novel, High-Impact Studies Evaluating Health System and Healthcare Professional Responsiveness to COVID-19 (R01). Visit UF Research Info Ready or Grant. 06/15/2020
Department of Defense W81XWH-20-PRMRP-CTA-COV Clinical Trial Award for Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health. Visit UF Research Info Ready or Grants.gov. 06/12/2020 (extended)
Terra Foundation N/A COVID-19 Relief Fund for Visual Arts Organizations. Visit UF Research Info Ready or Terra Foundation.
Rolling
Spencer Foundation N/A COVID-19 Related Research Grants on Education. Visit UF Research Info Ready or Spencer Foundation. 05/18/2020 or 06/08/2020
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation N/A Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Expands Commitment to Global COVID-19 Response, Calls for International Collaboration to Protect People Everywhere from the Virus. Visit UF Research Info Ready or Gates Foundation. N/A
Transportation Research Board N/A COVID-19: Transportation Research Board - Research Needs Statements - Transportation and Pandemics. Visit UF Research Info Ready or TRB. N/A
Russell Sage Foundation N/A COVID-19: Russell Sage Foundation. Visit UF Research Info Ready or RSF. 05/21/2020
U.S. Department of State ND-NOFO-20-111 COVID-19: U.S. Mission to India -- COVID-19 Small Grants Program. Visit UF Research Info Ready or Grants.gov. 09/30/2020
U.S. National Institutes of Health PAR-20-177 COVID-19: Emergency Awards: Rapid Investigation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Visit UF Research Info Ready or NIH. Rolling
U.S. National Institutes of Health PAR-20-178 COVID-19: Emergency Awards: Rapid Investigation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Visit UF Research Info Ready or NIH. Rolling
U.S. Dept. of Education ED-GRANTS-043020-004 COVID-19: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-Strengthening Institutions Program CFDA Number 84.425M. Visit UF Research Info Ready or DOE. Rolling
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute N/A COVID-19: PCORI Funding Opportunity for COVID-19-Related Enhancements to Existing PCORI-Funded Engagement Awards. Visit UF Research Info Ready or PCORI. N/A
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute N/A COVID-19: PCORI Funding Opportunity for COVID-19-Related Enhancements to Existing PCORI-Funded Dissemination and Implementation Awards. Visit UF Research Info Ready or PCORI. N/A
National Geographic Society

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COVID-19: National Geographic Society - COVID-19 Emergency Fund For Journalists; Visit UF Research Info Ready or National Geographic Society. Rolling
U.S. National Institutes of Health/NIAID NOT-AI-20-034

Notice of Special Interest regarding the Availability of Emergency Competitive Revisions for Research on (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Visit UF Research Info Ready and NIH.

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N/A {Announcement}

U.S. Department of Energy Resources Supporting Coronavirus Research. Visit UF Research Info Ready or DOE Office of Science.

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U.S. National Institutes of Health {Announcement}

COVID-19 funding opportunities. Visit UF Research Info Ready or NIH OER.

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National Science Foundation {Announcement}

NSF Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-20. Visit UF Research Info Ready or NSF.

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U.S. Department of Defense W81XWH-20-PRMRP-IIRA-COV CDMRP PRMRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award for Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health. Visit UF Research Info Ready or Grants.gov. 06/12/2020 (extended)
U.S. Department of Defense W81XWH-20-PRMRP-TTDA-COV CDMRP PRMRP Technology/Therapeutic Development Award for Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health. Visit UF Research Info Ready {use video help button} or Grants.gov. 06/12/2020 (extended)
U.S. Department of Defense W81XWH-20-PRMRP-CTA CDMRP Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program Clinical Trial Award. Visit UF Research Info Ready {use video help button} or Grants.gov. 07/29/2020
Donaghue Foundation GM0010171 Donaghue Foundation - The Greater Value Portfolio program. Visit UF Research Info Ready and Donaghue Found. Varies
U.S. National Institutes of Health PA-20-163 COVID-19: Competing Revisions to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Clinical Trial Optional); use the video help button. UF Research Info Ready and NIH. Varies
U.S. Department of Defense MTEC-Presolicitation-COVID-19 The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium has posted a pre-announcement for a potential Request for Project Proposals focused on prototypes development aimed to combat COVID-19. Visit UF Research Info Ready or DOD. N/A – Special Announcement
Amazon AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative The AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative provides support for innovation in rapid and accurate patient testing for COVID-19, and other diagnostic solutions to mitigate future outbreaks. Visit UF Research Info Ready or AWS DDI. 06/30/2020
U.S. National Institutes of Health/NIAID NOT-AI-20-031 Announcing an interest in research focused on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Visit UF Research Info Ready or NIH. Varies, see NOSI.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS NOT-HS-20-007 Revision Supplements to Existing AHRQ Grants and Cooperative Agreements to Address Health System Responsiveness to COVID-19. Visit UF Research Info Ready or NIH. N/A. Special Pre-announcement
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS NOT-HS-20-008 New Funding Opportunity Announcement to Support Novel, High-Impact Studies Evaluating Health System and Healthcare Professional Responsiveness to COVID-19. Visit UF Research Info Ready or NIH. N/A. Special Pre-announcement
Wellcome/Gates Foundation/Mastercard {Announcement} Therapeutics Accelerator. Visit UF Research Info Ready or Wellcome. N/A.
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services BAA-18-100-SOL-00003 Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). Visit UF Research Info Ready or Sam.gov. 10/31/2020 – check with PO, deadline subject to change
U.S. National Institutes of Health NOT-HL-20-757 Availability of Administrative Supplements and Revision Supplements on Coronavirus Disease 2019. Visit UF Research Info Ready or NIH grants. Varies, see NOSI.
U.S. National Institutes of Health NOT-GM-20-025 Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the Causative Virus SARS-CoV-2. Visit UF Research Info Ready or NIH grants. Rolling
National Science Foundation 20-065 Request for SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposals Addressing COVID-19. Visit UF Research Info Ready or NSF. N/A. Special announcement.
U.S. National Institutes of Health PA-18-935 Urgent Competitive Revision to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Urgent Supplement - Clinical Trial Optional). Visit UF Research Info Ready or NIH grants. Varies, see NOSI.
U.S. National Institutes of Health NOT-AI-20-030 Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Visit UF Research Info Ready or NIH grants. 02/06/2021
U.S. National Institutes of Health NOT-AI-20-028 Partnerships for Countermeasures against Select Pathogens (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed). Visit UF Research Info Ready or NIH Grants. 06/29/2020
U.S. National Institutes of Health PAR-18-781 Collaborative Cross (CC) Mouse Model Generation and Discovery of Immunoregulatory Mechanisms (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Visit UF Research Info Ready or NIH Grants. 09/09/2020
COVID-19 HPC consortium {Announcement} Join The COVID-19 High-Performance Computing Consortium. Visit UF Research Info Ready or visit the HPC Consortium. None listed
COVID-19 HPC consortium N/A High-Performance Computing Consortium. Visit UF Research Info Ready or submit a research proposal here. None listed
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology N/A Health security and pandemics challenge seeks "tech innovations that can slow and track the spread of an emerging outbreak." Learn more here. 06/18/2020
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting N/A The PCCR seeks proposals that develop innovative approaches to reporting on the novel coronavirus crisis. Learn more here. 09/30/2020 (rolling)
National Science Foundation NSF-20-052 DCL - Calling for RAPID proposals through existing funding. Visit NSF. Contact your PO, or email.
National Science Foundation NSF 20-055 DCL - Calling for RAPID proposals through data or software development. Visit NSF. Contact OAC

Grants and funding opportunities - EXPIRED

SponsorRFA NumberTitle & Description or LinksDeadline
Society of Family Planning and Research Fund N/A COVID-19: Society of Family Planning Research Fund - Contraceptive service delivery: Capturing innovations responsive to COVID-19. Visit UF Research Info Ready and SFP. 06/09/2020
Booz Allen Foundation N/A Booz Allen Foundation Innovation Fund. Visit UF Research Info Ready or BAF. 06/05/2020
IMLS CAG-ML-FY20 LIMITED OPPORTUNITY: IMLS CARES Act Grants for Museums and Libraries. Visit UF Research Info Ready (Link amended, opportunity changed to limited.) 06/03/2020
Social Science Research Council N/A Social Science Research Council - Rapid-Response Grants on Covid-19 and the Social Sciences. Visit UF Research Info Ready or SSRC. 06/01/2020
American Lung Association

N/A

COVID-19: American Lung Association COVID-19 and Emerging Respiratory Viruses Research Award. Visit UF Research Info Ready or ALA.

05/30/2020

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (U.S. HHS) PA-20-070 COVID-19: Competitive Revision Supplements to Existing AHRQ Health Service Research (HSR) Grants and Cooperative Agreements to Evaluate Health System and Healthcare Professional Responsiveness to COVID-19 (Supplement - Clinical Trial Optional). Visit UF Research Info Ready or ARHQ. 05/29/2020
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (U.S. HHS) PA-20-072 COVID-19: Competitive Revision Supplements to Existing AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Grants and Cooperative Agreements to Evaluate Health System and Healthcare Professional Responsiveness to COVID-19 (Supplement - Clinical Trial Optional). Visit UF Research Info Ready or ARHQ. 05/29/2020
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute N/A COVID-19: Notice of Upcoming PCORI COVID-19 Targeted PFA. Visit UF Research Info Ready or PCORI. 05/26/2020
Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute N/A COVID-19: Notice of Upcoming PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA). Visit UF Research Info Ready or PCORI. Pre-announcement; RFA release 05/05/20 for 05/22/20 deadline
Golden Goose Foundation N/A COVID-19: 2020 Golden Goose COVID-19 Recognition. Visit UF Research Info Ready or Golden Goose Award. 05/22/2020
American Diabetes Association N/A American Diabetes Association - COVID-19 and Diabetes Research Award. Visit UF Research Info Ready or ADA. 05/22/2020
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin. (DHHS) N/A COVID-19 Emergency Response for Suicide Prevention. Visit UF Research Info Ready or Grants.gov. 05/22/20
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute N/A COVID-19: Engagement Award Special Cycle: Supporting Engagement in and Dissemination of PCOR/CER in the Context of COVID-19. Visit UF Research Info Ready or PCORI. 05/22/2020
Pfizer N/A Pfizer COVID-19 Competitive grant program. Visit UF Research Info Ready or Pfizer. 05/22/2020
Russell Sage Foundation N/A Russell Sage Foundation - Social Science Research. Visit UF Research Info Ready or Russell Sage Foundation. 05/21/2020
Pfizer N/A Pfizer - Continuity in Care for Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer. Visit UF Research Info Ready or Pfizer. 05/21/2020
UF Informatics Institute GM0006261
INTERNAL SEED FUNDING

COVID-19 Response SEED Funding. Visit UF Research Info Ready, or UF Informatics Institute.

05/15/2020
U.S. Department of Defense BRO-20-NEWTON Newton Award for Transformative Ideas during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Visit UF Research Info Ready and Grants.gov. 05/15/2020
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum N/A COVID-19: Indo-US Science and Technology Forum - Virtual Networks for COVID-19. Visit UF Research Info Ready and IUSSTF. 05/15/2020
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum NUMBER COVID-19: Indo-US Science and Technology Forum - COVID-19 Ignition Grants. Visit UF Research Info Ready or IUSSTF. 05/15/2020
U.S. AID 7200AA20RFA00007 LIMITED OPPORTUNITY: COVID-19 STOP spillover. Visit UF Research Info Ready. 05/13/2020 (UF Internal); 06/01/2020 (Sponsor)
Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium N/A COVID-19: Wearable Diagnostic for Detection of COVID-19 Infection. Visit UF Research Info Ready or MTEC. 05/13/2020
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services MP-CPI-20-006 LIMITED OPPORTUNITY: COVID-19: National Infrastructure for Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities. Visit UF Research Info Ready. 05/08/2020 (UF internal); 05/11/2020 (funder deadline); All interested parties who want to participate/contribute should contact Dr. Linda Cottler
Coordinated by UF College of Veterinary Medicine N/A

COVID-19 Veterinary Student Research Fellowships - Summer 2020, visit UF Research Info Ready: Limited opportunity!

05/06/2020 - only 2 UF nominees allowed
Pfizer N/A Virtual Programs for Rheumatology Education, visit UF Research Info Ready and Pfizer. 05/06/2020
Pfizer N/A Virtual Educational Programs for Ulcerative Colitis. Visit UF Research Info Ready and Pfizer. 05/06/2020
Craig H. Neilson Foundation

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COVID-19: Craig H Neilsen Foundation, Borealis Philanthropy, COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund. Visit UF Research Info Ready.

05/06/2020

TBA (C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute) {Announcement} Special announcement, first call for proposals: Mitigation of COVID-19 and Future Pandemics. Visit UF Research Info Ready or C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute. UF cannot apply as Lead, proposals due 05/01/20
UF Clinical & Translational Science Institute N/A
INTERNAL SEED FUNDING

Rapid-Response Translational Research Projects to Address COVID-19 Pandemic. Visit UF Research Info Ready

04/30/2020
Harrington Discovery Institute GM0007171 Harrington Scholar Award for Coronavirus, visit UF Research Info Ready or Univ. Hospitals of Cleveland, OH. 04/30/2020
National Endowment for the Humanities

20200511-AH-GA-HC-RJ-PB

COVID-19: NEH CARES: Cultural Organizations. Visit UF Research Info Ready: LIMITED OPPORTUNITY.

04/30/2020 (UF Internal); 05/11/2020

U.S. Dept. of State (U.S. mission to Nigeria)

DOS-NGA-PD-ABV-FY20-005

U.S. Embassy Abuja COVID19 Response. Visit UF Research Info Ready: LIMITED OPPORTUNITY. 04/26/2020 (UF Internal); 05/01/2020
U.S. Department of State AFADD-20-01

LIMITED OPPORTUNITY: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa - Public Affairs Section: Annual Program Statement (APS). Visit UF Research Info Ready. {UF may submit ONE application.}

04/22/2020 - only one UF application allowed
U.S. National Institutes of Health/NIAID HHS-NIH-NIAID-BAA2020-1 2020 NIAID Omnibus Broad Agency Announcement. Visit UF Research Info Ready, or NIAID. 04/09/2020
Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium 20-09-COVID-19 Development of Treatments for COVID-19. Visit UF Research Info Ready, or MTEC. 04/08/2020
U.S. National Institutes of Health NOT-DA-20-047 Availability of Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Visit UF Research Info Ready, or NIH grants. 03/31/2020
U.S. Department of Defense RPP-20-04 Advanced treatment based on polyclonal antibodies to treat coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response. 03/27/2020
U.S. Department of Defense N/A Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC) Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) Request for Information (RFI) - CoV Pandemic Response. Visit UF Research Info Ready or MCDC RFI. 03/21/2020 (UF Internal); 05/31/2020