COVID-19 Research Funding

Resources for Investigators Engaged in COVID-19 Research

Owing to the coronavirus outbreak, research operations in the division of science and SEAS are suspended. A small number of exceptions may be justified for those who are working on research directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the potential for near-term impact (< 12 months).

In order to conduct COVID-19 research, a petition must be submitted to both Deans (Chris Stubbs and Frank Doyle) by e-mail and will be processed in a timely manner. The petitions will be reviewed by the relevant Chair(s), as well as a Committee in HMS that has been set up to review COVID-19 research. A final decision will be rendered by the Deans.

Funding Opportunities Related to COVID-19 Research

COVID-19 Funding Opportunities List

For an aggregated list of COVID-19 research funding opportunities, visit the SPIN website while on a Harvard network and click on Search in the menu bar and then click on COVID-19/Coronavirus Funding Opportunities in the drop down menu. This list is updated daily and can be exported to Excel.

Harvard Link

Alternatively, you may add the key word COVID to your Harvard Link account to receive updated COVID-19 funding recommendations.

Other Funding Search Databases Available to Harvard Affiliates

In addition, all Harvard affiliates have access to the funding databases PIVOT, SPIN and FDO here.

Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Funding List

Johns Hopkins University has compiled and continues to maintain a list of funding opportunities available for COVID-19 research.

Institutional and Agency Responses to COVID-19

The Council on Government Relations, an association of research universities and affiliated medical centers and independent research institutes, has compiled individual agency guidance related to COVID-19 and the impact on research funding.


For questions about funding opportunities, please contact Erin Hale, Senior Research Development Officer, or Susan Gomes, Director of Research Development and Strategy.