COVID Funding Options

Sep 22, 2020, 19:21 PM by Melodi Moore
Chest Foundation

CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Ultrasonography and COVID-19
($30,000 in funding and Sonosite PX ultrasound system with three transducers available to recipient)
This grant is jointly supported by the CHEST Foundation and FUJIFILM SonoSite.

Submissions due Friday, October 30, 2020, at 3:00 pm CT


SARS-CoV-2 and Cystic Fibrosis Research Award
The intent of the award is to advance our understanding of this topic and ultimately provide insight on how health outcomes may be improved for people with cystic fibrosis. Topics of interest to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Evaluate SARS-CoV-2 infection, replication, pathogenesis, and transmission in the setting of CF. Specifically, determine if CF cells (epithelial, endothelial, immune, others) are more or less susceptible to the virus than non-CF cells.
  • Identify and evaluate CF-specific innate, cellular and humoral immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection, including: CF-specific inflammatory responses to the virus or host factors that might predispose to severe (or reduced incidence of) infection.
  • Understand how commonly prescribed medications used in CF care may alter the biological responses to SARS-CoV-2 (such as azithromycin, mucolytics, or CFTR modulators).   

Letter of Intent: July 17, 2020

Full application: October 1, 2020

Applications must be submitted online at proposalCENTRAL by 5 p.m. ET on the aforementioned deadlines.


SBIR Interactive Phone-Based Video Game to Promote Handwashing Behavior Among Children

Educational games for children are widely promoted through phone-based app stores and educational games for children are also available through a range of toy companies. As more and more children are using tablets as part of their school-work activities, this educational game could be marketed toward school districts to be included on these tablets and incorporate the game into routine activities children complete on their school tablets. 

Deadline:  October 26, 2020