Organization: Social Science Research Council
Application Link: The Mercury Project
Deadline: Rolling through May 1, 2022
Funding Cap: N/A
IPA Eligible: Yes
Details: The Mercury Project invites letters of inquiry for research projects that address one or more of the following goals: 1) estimating the causal impacts of mis- and disinformation on online and offline outcomes in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, including health, economic, and/or social outcomes, differential impacts across sociodemographic groups, and quantifying the global costs of those impacts; 2) estimating the causal impacts of online or offline interventions in the United States, Africa, Asia, and Latin America to increase uptake of Covid-19 vaccines and other recommended public health measures by countering mis- and disinformation, including interventions that target the producers or the consumers of mis- and disinformation, or that increase confidence in reliable information.


Organization: J-PAL
Application Link: DigiFI COVID-19 Off-Cycle Funding
Deadline: Rolling
Funding Cap: $250,000
IPA Eligible: Yes
Details: DigiFI is accepting off-cycle proposals for research projects (cap of $250,000 per project) that will rapidly respond to policy needs in times of COVID-19 and/or make large contributions to informing policy responses to crises. We are only accepting submissions that use randomized evaluations i.e. either add-ons to existing RCTs or new RCTs that build on existing data. Applications are open on a rolling basis and will be reviewed every couple of weeks. If a quicker response is required, please write to us and we get back to you as soon as possible.


Organization: National Institutes of Health
Application Link: NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program
Deadline: May 2023
Funding Cap: Unknown 
IPA Eligible: Yes 
Details: The NIH Exploratory/Developmental Grant supports exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.


Organization: National Institutes of Health
Application Link: NIH Small Research Grant Program
Deadline: May 2023
Funding Cap: Unknown 
IPA Eligible: Yes 
Details: The NIH Small Research Grant Program supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. This program supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. This Funding Opportunity Announcement does not accept applications proposing clinical trial(s).


Organization: Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Application Link: Support for Research on Coronavirus Outbreak
Deadline: Rolling
Funding Cap: £65,000
Details: NERC welcomes urgency proposals related to the current COVID-19 outbreak. Proposals will need to be sensitive to social distancing and other restrictions being brought in as a result of the current situation. Proposals within NERCs remit will be considered by NERC but should initially be submitted to UKRI using the UKRI form and based on the UKRI rules. Currently accepting proposals.