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NSF Now Accepting Proposals to Conduct Research for Immediate Use to Understand Spread of COVID-19



UCLA CTSI News Archive


In response to the urgency of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and increasing inquiries from the research community, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a Dear Colleague Letter inviting additional proposals for Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grants related to the virus.

In light of the emergence and spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States and abroad, the letter details how NSF is accepting proposals to conduct non-medical, non-clinical-care research that can be used immediately to explore how to model and understand the spread of COVID-19, to inform and educate about the science of virus transmission and prevention, and to encourage the development of processes and actions to address this global challenge. 

NSF has also provided Frequently Asked Questions that address questions associated with NSF proposal submission and award management relevant to research proposals relating to COVID-19 as well as possible impacts of COVID-19 on activities under existing awards and on participation in NSF's merit review panels; that website will be updated as appropriate.