COVID-19 Research Opportunities: Unique Ways to Help

  • Harrington Scholar Award for Coronavirus proposals is part of a recently announced major initiative to support the global fight against novel Coronavirus and potential future pandemic events. Harrington Discovery Institute will provide successful applicants with grant funding and expert guidance and oversight in all aspects of drug/therapeutics development, while taking no rights to intellectual property, which is retained by the award recipient and their institution. Award recipients will receive $150k guaranteed, with the potential to receive up to $1 million in charitable support. More information can be found on the following link: Advancing Therapies for Treating Coronavirus and Future Deadly Viruses
  • The national NIH-funded CTSA network consists of 60 centers of clinical and translational research excellence across the country (called CTSA “hubs”) that support large multi-site clinical trials, which can be implemented and completed quickly and efficiently and have the power to generate meaningful and actionable results. Resources include:
    1. GHUCCTS Pilot Projects (GHUCCTS)
    2. NOSIs of the National Center for Advancing Clinical and Translational Science (NCATS)
    3. CTSA Trial Innovation Network (TIN)
    4. COVID-19 Collaboration Platform (COVID-CP)
    More information on GHUCCTS CTSA COVID-19 Research Initiatives can be found on the following link:
  • Georgetown University Medical Center is supporting 15 teams of investigators conducting research that covers a remarkable breadth and depth of critically important problems related to COVID-19: GUMC COVID-19 Research Projects
  • Scientists worldwide are racing to develop more than 160 new drug and vaccine candidates to combat the pandemic, GEN reports in a comprehensive new A-List: Drug and Vaccine Candidates in Development
  • The Booz Allen Foundation has established a $1 million Innovation Fund to help nonprofits, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, innovators at colleges and universities, and startups and small businesses harness the power of data, technology, and diverse intellectual capital to improve COVID-19 relief efforts and make a difference. The Foundation is accepting applications from April 30 through June 5, 2020. Nonprofits can apply for grants of up to $100,000. Individuals, teams of individuals, and eligible for-profit organizations can apply for microgrants of up to $10,000. Certain eligibility requirements apply. For more information please see: BAF Innovation Fund
  • NIH to launch public-private partnership to speed COVID-19 vaccine and treatment options:
  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the White House and a coalition of leading research groups have prepared the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) of over 44,000 scholarly articles, including over 29,000 with full text, about COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, and related corona viruses,  freely available to the global research community to apply recent advances in natural language processing and other AI techniques to generate new insights in support of the ongoing fight against this infectious disease: COVID19 Open Research Dataset Challenge (CORD-19)
  • Research and development collaborations regarding corona virus. BIO is providing this forum for products and services, to facilitate the exchange of information and the opportunity to expedite useful connections between and among the users of this website: Bio’s Forum (
  • The Pandemic Response Hackathon is a virtual hackathon aimed at better understanding and mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and future pandemics: The Pandemic Response Hackathon (
  • Summary of COVID19 Situation & Supply Needs: Open Source COVID19 Medical Supplies
  • Relecura is an AI-based technology company based in the SF Bay Area offering an IP and technology analysis platform and automated patent classification tools, freely available to Corona virus researchers until May 31st. Researchers may email to indicating their name, title, and the name of the organization. On a related note, their technical exploration tool, Tech Explorer, is available to all researchers for free: Tech Explorer Tool
  • The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) hosted a productive virtual summit intended to foster collaboration among key government agencies and biopharmaceutical innovators with one goal: eradicating Covid-19: BIO Coronavirus Collaboration Initiative Summit Day 1
  • BARDA Opportunities for Coronavirus Researchers; Funding Awards up to $750,000 available: BARDA EZ BAA Program
  • The U.S. government is providing a portal for the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) medical countermeasures task force as a single point of entry for the submission of market research packages and meeting requests from interested stakeholders: BARDA TechWatch Meeting