Sponsored Projects Administration is fully functional and operating at normal capacity even though the University has suspended on-site operations for purposes of decreasing COVID-19 transmission.
Information and Resources for Researchers:
HHS/Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)
BARDA opened an easy broad agency announcement, an EZ-BAA, seeking diagnostics that utilize platforms already cleared by the FDA, with a viable plan to meet requirements for the FDA to consider emergency use authorization within 12 weeks.
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
Russel Sage Foundation: Funds to study social, political, economic, or psychological disruptions resulting from the coronavirus crisis that affect social and living conditions in the United States; https://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply/application-deadlines
DOD: Newton Award https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=326034
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.
Sponsor Guidance for federal applicants and grantees:
DOJ: Sends you to CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov/
OMB: Sends you to CDC; https://www.coronavirus.gov/
NASA: “SMD FAQ on Grants and Research during the COVID-19 Epidemic” - link: https://science.nasa.gov/science-red/s3fs-public/atoms/files/NASACOVIDFAQ033120.pdf
NASA: "COVID-19 and Federal Financial Assistance" - Link: https://science.nasa.gov/science-red/s3fs-public/atoms/files/COVID-19%20and%20Federal%20Financial%20Assistance.pdf
Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) provides both pre and post award services to the Tulane University research community. SPA maintains listservs through which it targets Tulane faculty working in broad disciplinary areas for upcoming funding opportunities and internal competitions. At the proposal stage SPA staff work with faculty and departmental administrators to assist with budget development, interpret sponsor guidelines, file required compliance documents and provide authorized institutional approvals through signatures or the electronic proposal submission process.
SPA also reviews all awards made to Tulane University and if necessary, engages in fiscal and business negotiations with sponsors to ensure compliance with university policies and federal regulations. SPA staff are authorized to execute research agreements (i.e. contracts, subcontracts, cooperative agreements, clinical trial agreements, etc.) and issue all required subagreements to collaborating institutions when required. Additionally, certain administrative and fiscal compliance requirements associated with the post-award and close-out phases of sponsored projects are administrated by this office.