UFII COVID-19

 

We hope all are being safe and will continue to post news as situations arises.

UFII Offices Updates

6/29 UPDATE: UFII/UFBI Space Open to Personnel Only

UFII/UFBI doors have been switched to swipe access only for employees only at this time. This is to allow staff time to setup the UFII/UFBI space to new UF regulations. Please continue to check our updates for notice of re-open to UFII/UFBI visitors.

5/13 UPDATE: UFII/UFBI Closure Extended Until End of June

At this time UFII does not plan to open its doors again until the end of June. This is subject to change based on University mandates, but for student and staff safety we decided to extend our working remote situation until that time. This means, the UFII doors will still remain closed and that all events will continue to remain digital.

Upon return to our space, and per the University Mandates, all students and staff will be required to have been tested via UF Health and will be required to wear a mask upon enter UFII/UFBI space as well as. Free masks will be provided at that time.

3/24 UPDATE: UFII/UFBI Building Closure

Per the shelter-in-place orders from University of Florida and Alachua County, the UFII/UFBI office has been closed until further notice. Please continue to check this page for further updates.

3/22 UPDATE: All Workshops Will Go Virtual

We offer several workshops and will be working with the respective groups to transition those to digital formats. Please continue to check this page for more information.

County and Institution Updates for COVID-19

University of Florida Update site: http://www.ufl.edu/health-updates/
Alachua County Updates: https://www.facebook.com/AlachuaCounty 

UFII COVID-19 Seed Awardees Research Presentations

September 18, 2020: Dr. Abolfazi Safikhani

October 9, 2020: Dr. Thomas Hladish

October 16, 2020: Dr. Albert Perez

October 30, 2020: Dr. R. Read Hayes

November 6, 2020: Dr. Mostafa Gahrooei

November 13, 2020: Dr. S. Balachandar

November 20, 2020: Dr. Mamoun Mardini

December 4, 2020: Dr. Yujie Hu

TBD: Dr. Raffaele Vacca

COVID-19 Seminar Recordings

Dr. Alex Kirpich, “Infectious Disease Modeling Challenges – COVID 19 Pandemic in the Modern World

Dr. Pietro Hiram Guzzi, Dr. Giuseppe Tradigo, Dr. Pierangelo Veltri, “On the Covid-19 Data and Containment actions: Experiences on the Italian Emergency”(Talk starts at 4:30)

Dr. Christopher Harle “The UF Health Integrated Data Repository – An Institutional Resource for Research on COVID-19 and other Health-Related Challenges”

Dr. Natalie Dean “Covid-19 Vaccine Evaluation”

COVID-19 Research Resources and Opportunities

Research Resources

Funding Opportunities

Internal Calls (UF)

External Calls

National Science Foundation

  1. Dear Colleague Letter on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)(link is external); Deadline: Rolling
  2. Dear Colleague Letter: Provisioning Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Further Research on the Coronavirus Disease 2019(link is external); Deadline: Rolling
  3. Dear Colleague Letter: Request for SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposals Addressing COVID-19(link is external); Deadline: Rolling
  4. Dear Colleague Letter: Research Experiences for Undergraduates Supplemental Funding in Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Deadline August 26, 2020
  5. COVID-19: Dear Colleague Letter: Supporting Research on Pandemics within the Civic Innovation Challenge and Broadened NSF Support for the Challenge

Department of Defense

  1. DARPA Polyplexus(link is external), No Deadline
  2. COVID-19: CDMRP PRMRP Clinical Trial Award for Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

  1. Information for CDC Applicants & Recipients of CDC Funding(link is external)
  2. Epidemiology & Laboratory Capacity for the Prevention & Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases (ELC) (CK-1904 2019)(link is external)

National Institutes of Health

 

  1. Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program Applications to Address 2019 Novel Coronavirus Public Health Need(link is external); Deadline: May 4, 2020, and later dates
  2. Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus(link is external); Deadline: March 31, 2021
  3. Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Administrative Supplements and Revision Supplements on Coronavirus Disease 2019(link is external); Deadline: October 6, 2020
  4. Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisionsn for Research on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-2019) and the Causative Virus SARS-CoV-2(link is external); Deadline: February 6, 2021
  5. Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)(link is external); Deadline: April 5, 2021
  6. Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Repurposing Existing Therapeutics to Address the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)(link is external); Deadline: Standard due dates, June 5, 2020, to October 17, 2020
  7. Internal 7-Jul-2020 (Sponsor 7-Aug-20)COVID-19: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Emergency Competitive Revisions for Research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  8. COVID-19: Notice of Special Interest (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; Deadline 11/10/2020
  9. 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) 
  10. COVID-19: Emergency Awards: RADx-UP Coordination and Data Collection Center (CDCC) (U24 Clinical Trial Optional); Deadlines Internal 7-Jul-2020 (Sponsor 7-Aug-20)
  11. COVID-19: Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects Related to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 Deadline August 20, 2020
  12. COVID-19: Mechanistic Studies of the Interaction between SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 and Diseases and Organ Systems of Interest to NIDDK (R01 Clinical Trial Optional); Deadline December 16, 2020
  13. COVID-19: Emergency Awards: Automatic Detection and Tracing of SARS-CoV-2 (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) ; Deadline: September 15,2020
  14. COVID-19: Emergency Awards: RADx-rad Wastewater Detection of SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19) (U01 – Clinical Trials Not Allowed); Deadline: September 15,2020
  15. COVID-19: Emergency Awards: RADx-RAD Multimodal COVID-19 surveillance methods for high risk clustered populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional); Deadline: September 30, 2020
  16. COVID-19: Emergency Awards RADx-RAD: Novel Biosensing for Screening, Diagnosis and Monitoring of COVID-19 From Skin and The Oral Cavity (R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed); Deadline: September 18,2020
  17. COVID-19: Emergency Awards RADx-RAD: Novel Biosensing for Screening, Diagnosis and Monitoring of COVID-19 From Skin and The Oral Cavity (Fast-Track STTR Clinical Trial Not Allowed); Deadline: September 18,2020
  18. COVID-19: Emergency Awards: Chemosensory Testing as a COVID-19 Screening Tool (U01 Clinical Trial Optional); Deadline: September 15,2020
  19. COVID-19: Emergency Awards: RADx-rad Predicting Viral-Associated Inflammatory Disease Severity in Children with  Laboratory Diagnostics and Artificial Intelligence (PreVAIL kIds) (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional); Deadline: September 30,2020
  20. COVID-19: Emergency Awards RADx-RAD: Screening for COVID-19 by Electronic-Nose Technology (SCENT) (U18 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): LIMTITED SUBMISSION: Internal Deadline August 23,2020
  21. COVID-19: Emergency Awards: Exosome-based Non-traditional Technologies Towards Multi-Parametric and Integrated Approaches for SARS-CoV-2 (U18 Clinical Trial Not Allowed); LIMITED SUBMISSION: Internal Deadline August 23,2020
  22. COVID-19: Emergency Awards: RADx-rad Data Coordination Center (DCC) (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed); LIMITED SUBMISSION: Internal Deadline August 20,2020
  23. COVID-19: Urgent Phase I/II Clinical Trials to Repurpose Existing Therapeutic Agents to Treat COVID-19 Sequelae (U01 Clinical Trial Required); Deadline: Rolling Basis

Other Funding Opportunities from the US Department of Health and Human Services

  1. Notice of Intent: New Funding Opportunity Announcement to Support Novel, High-Impact Studies Evaluating Health System and Healthcare Professional Responsiveness to COVID-19(link is external); Deadline: TBA
  2. Notice of Intent: Revision Supplements to Existing AHRQ Grants and Cooperative Agreements to Address Health System Responsiveness to COVID-19(link is external); Deadline: TBA
  3. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)(link is external)
  4. COVID-19: FORECAST – SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Program Activities

PCORI

  1. COVID-19: Engagement Award Special Cycle: Supporting Engagement in and Dissemination of PCOR/CER in the Context of COVID-19
  2. COVID-19: PCORI Funding Opportunity for COVID-19-Related Enhancements to Existing PCORI-Funded Engagement Awards
  3. COVID-19: PCORI Funding Opportunity for COVID-19-Related Enhancements to Existing PCORI-Funded Dissemination and Implementation Awards
  4. COVID-19: Notice of Upcoming PCORI COVID-19 Targeted PFA
  5. COVID-19: PCORI Funding Opportunities for COVID-19-Related Enhancements to Existing PCORI-Funded Projects

Other External Funding Opportunities

  1. Amazon Web Services: Diagnostic Development Initiative(link is external)
  2. Wellcome Trust: Epidemic Preparedness: COVID-19 funding call; Deadline: TBA
  3. U.S. Department of Energy: Department of Energy Call for Suggestions and Collaborations to address COVID-19(link is external); No Deadline
  4. U.S Department of Energy: COVID-19: DOE Resources Supporting Coronavirus Research
  5. Xsede: COVID-19 HPC Consortium(link is external); Deadline: none specified
  6. XPRIZE: XPRIZE Pandemic Alliance(link is external); Deadline: none specified
  7. Google: COVID-19 Research Grants for Cloud Credits(link is external); Deadline: none specified
  8. FastGrants.org: Fast Grants for COVID-19 Science(link is external); Deadline: None Specified
  9. Department of State “Limited Call” COVID-19 US Embassy Addis Ababa-Public Affairs Section: Annual Program Statement (APS)
  10. Department of State: COVID-19: U.S. Mission to India — COVID-19 Small Grants Program; Deadline September 30, 2020
  11. Department of State: COVID-19: DRL FY19 Countering Corruption amid COVID-19
  12. Pifzer: Virtual Programs for Rheumatology Education
  13. Pifzer: Virtual Educational Programs for Ulcerative Colitis
  14. Pfizer: COVID-19: Pfizer – COVID-19 Competitive Grant Program
  15. Pfizer: COVID-19: Pfizer – Continuity in Care for Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer
  16. Digital Transformation Institute: COVID-19: First Call for Proposals: Mitigation of COVID-19 and Future Pandemics
  17. NEA: COVID-19: NEA Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, FY2020
  18. Harrington Discovery Institute: COVID-19: Harrington Scholar Award for Coronavirus
  19. Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research *LIMTIED*: COVID-19: Veterinary Student Research Fellowships – Summer 2020
  20. Russell Sage Foundation: COVID-19: Russell Sage Foundation – Social Science Research
  21. NEH: COVID-19: NEH CARES: Cultural Organizations
  22. National Geographic Society: COVID-19: National Geographic Society – COVID-19 Emergency Fund For Journalists
  23. American Lung Association – COVID-19 and Emerging Respiratory Viruses Research Award
  24. Craig H Neilsen Foundation: Borealis Philanthropy – COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund
  25. HHS: COVID-19: National Infrastructure for Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities
  26. Indo-US Science and Technology and Science Forum: COVID-19: Indo-US Science and Technology Forum – Virtual Networks for COVID-19
  27. Indo-US Science and Technology Forum: COVID-19: Indo-US Science and Technology Forum – COVID-19 Ignition Grants
  28. Transportation Research Board: COVID-19: Transportation Research Board – Research Needs Statements – Transportation and Pandemics
  29. Booze Allen Foundation:COVID-19: Booz Allen Foundation Innovation Fund
  30. American Diabetes Association: COVID-19: American Diabetes Association- COVID-19 and Diabetes Research Award
  31. Social Science Research Council: COVID-19: Social Science Research Council – Rapid-Response Grants on Covid-19 and the Social Sciences
  32. SAMSHA: COVID-19: COVID-19 ERSP
  33. Federation of American Scientists: COVID-19: COVID-19 Rapid Response Task Force 
  34. FDA (& Others): COVID-19: VHA Innovation Ecosystem and precisionFDA COVID-19 Risk Factor Modeling Challenge
  35. DOS:COVID-19: Addressing Pandemic Propaganda and Disinformation in AF: LIMITED OPPROTUNITY
  36. TD Bank: COVID-19: TD Bank – 2020 TD Ready Challenge
  37. IBM: COVID-19: and Climate change – IBM Call for Code Global Challenge
  38. Covid-19: Systems for Action: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Supplemental Research on COVID-19 Response and Recovery; Deadline July 20, 2020; August 5, 2020
  39. COVID-19: Pre-Solicitation for 2021 Progress Report – Covid-19’s Broadscale Impact on People with Disabilities; Deadline August 21, 2020
  40. COVID-19: Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) – Research on the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting recession in the U.S.
  41. TD Banks: COVID-19: The 2020 TD Ready Challenge; LIMITED OPPORTUNITY
  42. NCD: COVID-19: COVID-19’s Broadscale Impact on the Lives of People with Disabilities
  43. XPRIZE: COVID-19: XPRIZE Rapid COVID Testing
  44. American Pharmacist Association: COVID-19: American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation – Incentive Grants; Deadline: September 9, 2020
  45. Dept of State: COVID-19: COVID-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund

Archive of Previous Funding Opportunities

Internal Calls

  1. MTEC: COVID-19: Wearable Diagnostic for Detection of COVID-19 Infection: https://ufresearch.infoready4.com/#bulletinboardDetail/1814028; Deadline May 13,/2020
  2. USAID: COVID-19: Stop Spillover:  https://ufresearch.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1814049; Deadline Mary 13, 2020/ Sponsor 6/01/2020

External Calls

Department of Defense

  1. Medical CBRN Defense Consortium Other Transaction Agreement (OTA)-CoV Pandemic Response(link is external); Deadline: ASAP, closes May 31, 2020
  2. Prototype Development to Combat Novel Coronavirus Disease COVID-19(link is external); Deadline: April 15, 2020
  3. Defense Sciences Office BAA(link is external); Deadline: June 12, 2020
  4. Biological Technologies BAA(link is external); Deadline: April 23, 2020

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

  1. Global Health Security Partnerships: Expanding & Improving Public Health Laboratory Strategies and Systems(link is external); Deadline: May 4, 2020
  2. Building Capacity for National Public Health Institutes(link is external); Deadline: May 4, 2020
  3. Enhancing Global Health Security: Expanding Efforts & Strategies to Protect and Improve Public Health Globally(link is external); Deadline: April 27, 2020
  4. Coronavirus Response Fellowship, Atlanta, GA(link is external); Deadline: May 1, 2020
  5. Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 Broad Agency Announcement(link is external); Deadline: April 9, 2020

National Institutes of Health

  1. Partnerships for Countermeasures against Select Pathogens(link is external); Deadline: June 29, 2020
  2. Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program Applications to Address 2019 Novel Coronavirus Public Health Need(link is external); Deadline: May 4, 2020, and later dates
  3. Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Emergency Competitive Revisions for Research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019(link is external); Deadline: March 25, 2020
  4. Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus; Deadline: May 16, 2020

Other External Funding Opportunities

  1. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: Call for Ideas (Limited Submission)(link is external); Deadline: April 19, 2020
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Solve Health Security & Pandemics Challenge(link is external); Deadline: June 18, 2020
  3. C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute: Mitigation of COVID-19 and Future Pandemics(link is external); Deadline: May 1, 2020
  4. Department of State: COVID-19: DRL FY19 Countering Corruption amid COVID-19, SFOP0006927; Internal 5/24/20 (Sponsor 6/12/20)
  5. Pfizer: COVID-19: Pfizer – Vaccine Preventable Diseases – COVID-19 Competitive Grant Program; Deadline June 17, 2020
  6. COVID-19: Targeted PCORI Funding Announcement; Deadline May 26, 2020
  7. Russell Sage: COVID-19 Russell Sage Foundation; Deadline May 21, 2020
  8. AHRQ: 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); Deadline May 29, 2020
  9. AHRQ: 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);  Deadline May 29, 2020
  10. Stevens Initiative ( Aspen Institute): COVID-19: Stevens Initiative – Coronavirus Response Fund; Deadline June 12, 2020
  11. Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation: COVID-19: Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation – COVID-19 Vaccine Development; Deadline June 30, 2020
  12. Water Research Foundation:COVID-19: The Water Research Foundation – Understanding the Factors that Affect the Detection and Variability of SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater  : Deadline August 10,2020
  13. Breast Cancer Foundation: COVID-19: FL Breast Cancer Foundation –  COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund : Deadline August 31,2020
  14. Sorenson Impact Foudnation:COVID-19: Sorenson Impact Foundation – LOI’s for COVID-19 Recovery; Deadline August 30,2020