DARPA encourages performers with research project ideas related to COVID-19 to respond to the Office-wide broad agency announcements (BAAs) for both the Defense Sciences Office (DSO) and Biological Technology Office (BTO), which both have open BAAs that can receive submissions at any time. The DSO and BTO Office-wide BAAs can be found at https://www.darpa.mil/work-with-us/office-wide-broad-agency-announcements
HHS/Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)
NSF: On March 25, NSF released a Dear Colleague Letter: Request for SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposals Addressing COVID-19. The DCL highlights the following areas of research: artificial intelligence, digital health, diagnostics, distributed ledger, environmental technologies, medical devices, pharmaceutical technologies, disinfection and sterilization, and filtration and separations. The DCL is available at https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20065/nsf20065.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
The AHA announced that its collaboration with Lawrence Livermore National Labs on the protein atlas developed through the AHA Center for Accelerated Discovery is being leveraged to help speed discovery of therapeutic antibodies or antiviral drugs for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. A searchable data portal is now available.
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