COVID-19 research grants

National Institutes of Health

NIH's COVID-19 grant funding opportunities

National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases

National Science Foundation

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations: vaccine clinical trials

COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator: treatments

Solver Funding, Health Security & Pandemics Challenge: technology innovations

Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Grant: small grants

Innovative Medicines Initiative: therapeutics and diagnostics

Infectious Diseases Society of America Foundation: education grants

AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative: diagnostics

American Heart Association: COVID-19 cardiac challenges


US Department of Defense

Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing: fast-track COVID-19 biomedical grants

Russell Sage Foundation: social effects of COVID-19 spread

Harrington Discovery Institute: therapies

Pfizer: clinical education, practices and processes

Open Road: Direct COVID-19 Response

American Lung Association: biology of respiratory viruses, therapies and vaccines, host factors, population health, or case tracking

Merck KGaA: technological solutions for pandemic preparedness

Novartis: COVID-19 Response Fund

Federal agencies – Click here for instructions on how to efficiently search the website (PDF)

U.S. Department of Defense biomedical research grants

Grant databases

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Proposal Central


Grants for any type of biomedical research

Barra Foundation

Beckman Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation

Eppley Foundation for Research

F.M. Kirby Foundation

Human Frontier Science Program

Laffin Trust

Life Sciences Research Foundation

Mathers Foundation

Robert J. Kleberg & Helen C. Kleberg Foundation

Roddenberry Prize

Sharpe-Strumia Research Foundation

Whitehall Foundation

W.M. Keck Foundation

Lankenau Women’s Board grants: Contact the LIMR Research Services office in November to get the latest application form.

Autoimmune disorders

Arthritis National Research Foundation

Endocrine Society

American Diabetes Association

Diabetes Research and Action Education Foundation

Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation


Lupus Foundation of America

Lupus Research Alliance


Rheumatology Research Foundation


Any cancer research

Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy

American Association for Cancer Research

American Cancer Society

American Institute for Cancer Research

BD Biosciences

Buck Cancer Foundation

Cancer Research Institute

Conquer Cancer

Concern Foundation

Damon Runyan Cancer Research Foundation

Elsa U. Pardee Foundation


Hope Foundation for Cancer Research

Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation


Mark Foundation for Cancer Research

Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy

Prevent Cancer Foundation

Rising Tide Foundation

Target Cancer Foundation

Worldwide Cancer Research

W.W. Smith Charitable Trust


Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network


American Brain Tumor Association


Brain Tumour Charity

Brain Tumor Foundation

Sontag Foundation

Voices Against Brain Cancer


Breast Cancer Alliance

Foundation for Women’s Wellness

Komen Foundation

PA Breast Cancer Coalition


Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation


Colorectal Cancer Alliance


Foundation for Women’s Cancer

Foundation for Women’s Wellness

Kaleidoscope of Hope Ovarian Cancer Foundation

Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance

Rivkin Center

Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation

T.E.A.L. Ovarian Cancer Foundation

Tina’s Wish


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Lymphoma Research Foundation

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation


Kidney Cancer Association


American Lung Association

Lung Cancer Research Foundation

Lung Cancer Foundation of America



Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation


Hirshberg Foundation

Lustgarten Foundation

National Pancreas Foundation

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network


Alex’s Lemonade Stand

Curing Kids Cancer

Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation

Rally Foundation


Prostate Cancer Foundation


Sarcoma Foundation of America


LEO Foundation

Harry J Lloyd Charitable Trust

Melanoma Research Alliance

Melanoma Research Foundation


Skin Cancer Foundation

Cardiovascular disease

American Heart Association

American Heart Association Research Partnership Program

Cardiovascular Medical Research and Education Fund

Foundation for Women’s Wellness

Heart Rhythm Society

Leducq Foundation

Robert B. McMillen Foundation

W.W. Smith Charitable Trust

Clinical trials and clinical research

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Gateway For Cancer Research

Hope Foundation for Cancer Research

Digestive disorders

American College of Gastroenterology

American Gastroenterological Association

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation

DeGregorio Family Foundation

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Kenneth Rainin Foundation



Education, fellowships

Helen Hay Whitney Foundation

Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund

Pharma Foundation

Prevent Cancer Foundation


American Association of Immunologists

BD Biosciences

Human Immunology Project Consortium

Michelson Prizes (vaccines)

Infectious disease

Lyme Disease Association

Global Lyme Alliance

Infectious Diseases Society of America

Lung disease

American Lung Association

Chest Foundation

Neurological disorders

Any neuro research

American Academy of Neurology

Cure PSP

McKnight Foundation

Alzheimer's disease and dementia

Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation

American Federation for Aging Research

Bright Focus Foundation


Cure Alzheimer's Fund

Dementia Consortium

Dementia Discovery Fund

Infectious Diseases Society of America Foundation

Ruth K. Broad Biomedical Research Foundation

Thome Memorial Foundation


ALS Association

Brain Research Foundation

Frick Foundation


Leducq Foundation

Stroke Foundation

Mental health

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Ittleson Foundation

Pharmacology and drug development



Population health research

Commonwealth Fund

Kresge Foundation


Pharma Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Regenerative medicine



Resmed Foundation