Tender and Funding Round-Up

Tender and Funding Round-Up

A round-up of active tender and funding opportunities that may be of interest to Cochrane contributors, authors, and groups - updated through the month.


Coronavirus Funding Monitor
General Information:
A curated list of open funding calls and other support for researchers, non-profit organizations and commercial organizations, specifically for COVID-19 and coronavirus-related research. Updated daily.
Link: https://coronavirus.frontiersin.org/covid-19-research-funding-monitor


NIH (USA) Open calls related to Coronavirus
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
More info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AI-20-031.html


National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
PA-19-052 NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
PA-19-053 NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
PA-18-591 Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Optional)
PA-19-056 NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
PA-19-272 PHS 2019-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
PA-19-270 PHS 2019-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42] Clinical Trial Not Allowed)


NERC: urgency grants
Link: https://nerc.ukri.org/funding/available/researchgrants/urgency/
General Information: The NERC Urgency Grant scheme exists to provide funding for unexpected and transient scientific opportunities created by unpredictable natural events. NERC welcome Urgency proposals related to the current Coronavirus outbreak. The maximum funding that may be sought for an Urgency proposal is £65,000; this limit applies to the total (100%) full economic cost of the project, of which NERC will fund 80%.


NIHR: Travel and subsistence funding to support LMIC engagement during the COVID-19 outbreak
Link: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/travel-and-subsistence-funding-to-support-lmic-engagement-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/24407
Country funding open to: UK
General Information: The awards will provide travel and subsistence funding to appropriately qualified public health professionals, clinicians and academics who wish to offer science and technical advice to support the immediate response to COVID-19 in low and middle-income countries.The awards are open to applicants who have a substantive position at a UK higher education institution or research organisation. Applications are open until further notice, on a rolling basis. Applications should ideally be submitted at least 2 weeks before the planned travel.


British Medical Association: COVID-19 grant
Link: http://www.bmafoundationmr.org.uk/media/1222/covid-19-2020-final.pdf
Country funding open to: UK
General Information: The British Medical Association Foundation for Medical Research invites applications for its COVID-19 grant. This supports new or ongoing research into COVID-19. Applicants must be registered medical practitioners or research scientists in the UK.The grant is worth £65,000.
Deadline: 3 April 2020


British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy: COVID-19 funding call
Link: http://bsac.org.uk/funding/
Country funding open to: UK
General Information: Grants of up to £25,000 to support research projects
Deadline: 17 April 2020


Small grants for early career researchers in tropical medicine or global health
Link: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/small-grants-for-early-career-researchers-in-tropical-medicine-or-global-health/24492
Country funding open to: UK
General Information: The NIHR Global Health Research programme has partnered with the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) to fund small grants to early career global health researchers worldwide.The purpose of the small grants, which are up to £5,000 each, is to enable early career researchers and global health professionals to undertake clinical or scientific research or fieldwork, as stand-alone projects or distinct elements within larger projects.
Deadline: 27 April 2020


The UK Oncology Nursing Society Research Grant 2020
General information: The United Kingdom Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) is inviting applications for a research grant of up to £20,000. This funding has been allocated to support a preliminary research study to investigate the risk to nurses of occupational exposure to cytotoxic drugs using current best practices for safe handling. UKONS would like to support the cancer nursing community to build on the findings and recommendations from a Cochrane Review that compared closed-system drug-transfer devices plus safe handling of hazardous drugs to safe handling alone (Gurusamy 2018). A requirement of the proposed study is to include direct (as opposed to proxy) primary outcome measure(s) to establish nurses’ risk of cytotoxic drug exposure when using current best practices for safe handling. Secondary outcomes of the study may include comparing the effectiveness of current best practices for safe handling to safe handling plus additional safety measures, such as the use of closed-system drug-transfer devices.
Country funding open to: UK
Who is the funder: United Kingdom Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS)
Closing date: 1 May 2020
Apply: Use the UKONS Research Grant 2020 Application Form to apply for this funding opportunity. Applications should be submitted by e-mail to: UKONS@succinctcomms.com


Federal Ministry of Education and Research: Call for research on COVID-19 following the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 (Förderaufruf zur Erforschung von COVID-19 im Zuge des Ausbruchs von Sars-CoV-2)
Who should apply: State or state-approved universities or research institutions, health care and public health facilities in Germany. Commercial enterprises with a branch in Germany. 
Country funding open to: Germany
General information: Funding for projects of max. 18 months following WHO priorities. Max. amount per project differ by module: (1) early clinical studies for COVID-19 treatment: 2 Mio € ; (2) diagnostic research and early pre-clinical studies: 2 Mio € ; (3) virological and epidemiological studies / infection control 0.5 Mio €; (4) ongoing studies on coronaviruses 50’000 €. 
Closing date: 11 May 2020
Link to more information: https://www.gesundheitsforschung-bmbf.de/de/10592.php


Who should apply: Relevant Cochrane Groups
Country funding open to: UK
General information: AHRQ Small Research Grant Program is offering amounts of 100,000 for a max of two years. The grant mechanism supports different types of health services research projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.
Closing date: Varied - March 16, July 16, Nov 16 each year until 2021
Link: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-794.html



If you have a funding opportunity you would like to share, please send the following information to mumoquit@cochrane.org: Name of funding Opportunity, who should apply, country funding open to, general information, closing date, link to more information.


April 1, 2020