Funding Opportunites, News & Resources

A list of funding opportunities, news, and resources specific to COVID-19

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An online newsletter produced by the Office of Research Support Funding Opportunities Team to bring you the latest funding news and information.

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Fast Grants

A group of tech billionaires is funding ‘fast grants’ from $10k of up to $500,000 for COVID-19 research, with every grant decision made in less than 48 hours.

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Other RFPs

  1. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)In response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak, the federal government is taking steps to protect the country. Within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response is working with our partners to explore the development of new medical countermeasures and take other actions to enhance health security.
  2. SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposals Addressing COVID-19The Division of Innovation and Industrial Partnerships (IIP) of the Engineering Directorate invites US-based small businesses to submit Phase I proposals focused on the development and deployment of new technologies, products, processes, and services with the potential to positively impact the nation’s and world’s ability to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Areas of research that might be considered include, but are not limited to: artificial intelligence, digital health, diagnostics, distributed ledger, environmental technologies, medical devices, pharmaceutical technologies, disinfection and sterilization, and filtration and separations. Interested proposers are invited to submit to the NSF Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I Program.

    In preparation for the National Science Foundation’s next SBIR/STTR submission deadline this spring, the Small Business & Technology Development Center are hosting NSF program manager, Dr. Nair, on a 60-minute webinar to learn about NSF’s:

    *Technical areas of interest
    *Pitch submission process (required)
    *Proposal requirements

    DATE: 4/23

    TIME: 1:00 – 2:15PM

    LOCATION: Webinar

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  3. MTEC-20-09-COVID19 – “Development of Treatments for COVID-19”The U.S. Government (USG) Department of Defense (DoD) currently has available approximately $20 Million (M) of FY20 funds.Therapeutic(s) that can treat COVID-19. Treatments with potential application to the prevention of COVID-19 infection are desired. Therapeutics that can be administered in a non-hospital environment are desired.
  4. MEDx Pilot ProjectsMEDx is pleased to announce a call for proposals for pilot project grants that will facilitate the formation of new collaborations or expand existing collaborations between regular rank faculty in Medicine and Engineering.Projects that are responsive to this call for proposals will benefit human health by:*providing important disease insights, or
    *developing technologies to aid in disease prevention, diagnosis or treatment.The desired outcomes of the projects are the eventual development of a commercial product and/or translation of the research into clinical practice.
  5. CTSA Program: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program Applications to Address 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for research on the 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). NCATS is particularly interested in projects focusing on the use of informatics solutions to diagnose cases and the use of CTSA-supported core resources (e.g., advanced scientific instruments, highly-specialized facilities, and regulatory expertise) to facilitate research on COVID-19 and advance the translation of research findings into diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines.
  6. NIH Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19– Scroll down past the FAQs to see a list of current funding opportunities.

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Fast Grants

A group of tech billionaires is funding ‘fast grants’ from $10k of up to $500,000 for COVID-19 research, with every grant decision made in less than 48 hours.

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NCBiotech Funding Programs

NCBiotech offers several funding programs designed to fill gaps in technology development and company growth. These funds help university researchers and companies conduct critical studies and reach significant development milestones that enable them to attract follow-on funding.

Company Funding provides $75,000 to $500,000 to innovative North Carolina life science companies.

University Technology Development Funding distributes grants to N.C. universities to advance great innovations with compelling commercial potential.

Awardee Resources – Forms and other resources for recipients of NCBiotech funding.

Event and Meeting Grants – NCBiotech provides grants to help N.C.’s non-profit organizations stage professional conferences, workshops or similar events across the state.

Past Awards – The past five years of our awards are searchable on this page. Since its founding nearly 35 years ago, NCBiotech has distributed almost 3,000 awards totaling more than $150 million.

Visa Foundation– The Visa Foundation announced a commitment of two programs totaling $210 million to support small and micro businesses, aligning with the Foundation’s long-term focus on women’s economic advancement and inclusive economic development, and to address an urgent need from local communities following the spread of COVID-19.

Other Funding Resources – Scan the NCBiotech lists of research funding organizations, funding for education projects, and angel and VC funders.

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Other Captial Funding

  1. Fuqua CASE #COVID19 Captial Relief Dashboard-CASE at Duke’s COVID19 capital relief resource for entrepreneurs everywhere. Comprehensive, searchable database includes grants, loans, and other cash equivalents that can help entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and businesses anywhere in the world.
  2. Facebook COVID-19 Small Business Grants-Facebook is offering $100 million in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries due to the effects of COVID-19. Sign up for more info!
  3. NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery loans– In response to the unique economic challenges of COVID-19, a consortium of public, private and nonprofit partners have come together and launched an innovative recovery-lending program to support entrepreneurs like you and stabilize North Carolina’s small business sector. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loans online.
  4. U.S. Small Business AdministrationThe SBA has approved N.C. Governor Roy Cooper’s request for a disaster declaration. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in modified and additional Small Business Administration resources to help N.C. small businesses, small aquacultural businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and/or most private nonprofit organizations. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loans online.
  5. Sam Altman Funding for COVID-19 Startup Projects– “I’m trying to fund startups/projects helping with COVID-19, because it’s basically the one thing I know how to do that can help. I think we will soon have enough testing capacity, so now I’d like to start funding more startups working on: Producing a lot of ventilators or masks/gowns very quickly. This will require a lot of repurposing and creativity but thankfully is an engineering problem not a scientific ones. Screening existing drugs for effectiveness. Novel approaches to vaccines (i.e., not doing what the big pharma companies are already doing). Novel therapeutics that the big pharma companies are unlikely to work on.
  6. COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator-The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome, and Mastercard today committed up to $125 million in seed funding to speed-up the response to the COVID-19 epidemic by identifying, assessing, developing, and scaling-up treatments.
  7. Stimulus 2020Stimulus 2020 is a privately-funded stimulus program intended to support America’s local businesses. We are curating stimulus packages and offers designed to help American businesses stay afloat in this time of crisis. $1,000 Stimulus–If you’re a local business we’ll give you $1,000 tomorrow to invest in your business. No fees, no interest, and flexible repayment terms.

Accelerators

  1. COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator-The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome, and Mastercard today committed up to $125 million in seed funding to speed-up the response to the COVID-19 epidemic by identifying, assessing, developing, and scaling-up treatments.

Relief Funding

  1. NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery loans– In response to the unique economic challenges of COVID-19, a consortium of public, private and nonprofit partners have come together and launched an innovative recovery-lending program to support entrepreneurs like you and stabilize North Carolina’s small business sector. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loans online.
  2. U.S. Small Business AdministrationThe SBA has approved N.C. Governor Roy Cooper’s request for a disaster declaration. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in modified and additional Small Business Administration resources to help N.C. small businesses, small aquacultural businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and/or most private nonprofit organizations. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loans online.
  3. COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery FundUnited Way Worldwide has announced that it has established the COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund to support affected communities and help the most vulnerable populations receive critical financial and social service support during the global crisis.

Resources

Duke Resources

  1. Duke Engineering Entrepreneurship (EngEn) is a bold initiative that integrates needs-driven design experiences, entrepreneurial education, startup resources, and a leadership team of successful entrepreneurs to deliver technological solutions to societal needs in health, defense, climate change and beyond.  Submit an idea.
  2. Office of Regulatory Affairs and Quality (ORAQ) serves as a no-cost resource to the academic research community at Duke.

Local Resources

  1. North Carolina Business Relief Resources- COVID-19Helpful links for establishing your business as an Essential Industry, supply chain disruptions, Rapid Recovery Loans, layoff aversion strategies, unemployment insurance claims, tax relief
  2. Triangle Community FoundationList of available resources for the Triangle, from small business loans to offers of free internet to food pantry locations.

News

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Events

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