The Institute of Data and Analytics (IDA) and our UA System cares about people impacted from the COVID-19 pandemic. Please know that the IDA is committed to being a nexus of connectivity to better serve our students, faculty, staff as well as all of our stakeholders. We will continue to be a conduit of information during this pandemic and beyond providing resources to meet the deep and complex challenges of today, understanding the serious impact for our future.

The IDA Resource Guide will provide you with information about funding opportunities and resources. The IDA is a multidisciplinary research organization that focuses on the science of data and analytics for evidence and methodological-based research. Given that data and analytics are vital to almost all investigations, be it in the academic, corporate, or government arenas, the IDA activities include internally led research, cross-campus/cross-university collaboration, and developing and supporting industry partnerships. 

  Health Information Resources:

205-348-CV19 Hotline for UA COVID-19 Plan Questions

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

COVID-19 Vaccine: Who’s Eligible

Ensuring the Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines in the United States

   Business and Non-Profit Resources

SBA Coronavirus Relief Options

Alabama Small Business Development Center Network

COVID-19 Small Business Resources: Small Business Resources

Small Business Administration – Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

NSF – America’s Seed Fund

 Researcher Resources

Alabama COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Dashboard

HUD and COVID – Disease Risks and Homelessness

CORD-19 – free open resources for researchers working on the COVID-19 pandemic

CORD-19 Additional Resources

Federal Grant Opportunities

Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health Information Technology

Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the National Coordinator

Deadline: September 30, 2021

Enhancing Innovation and Capabilities of the Environmental Public Health Tracking Network; Approaches to Data Modernization
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control – NCEH

Deadline: June 21, 2021

Human Networks and Data Science
National Science Foundation

Deadline: February 3, 2022

Science of Science – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
National Science Foundation

Deadline: Sept 9, 2021

Emergency Award: RADx-UP – Social, Ethical, and Behavioral Implications (SEBI) Research on Disparities in COVID-19 Testing among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations (U01 Clinical Trials Optional)
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health

Deadline: July 7, 2021

Emergency Awards: Community-engaged COVID-19 Testing Interventions among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations RADx-UP Phase II (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health                                                                                                                                                          Deadline: July 7, 2021

Foundation Opportunities

Top Giving Foundations: ALABAMA

Community Foundations: ALABAMA

Alabama Business Charitable Trust Fund: Coronavirus Relief

Deadline: none

The Alabama Business Charitable Trust Fund’s Coronavirus Relief Program awards up to $500 to nonprofits and faith-based organizations working to address health and human service needs in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) relief efforts or to provide general health and human service support to low-income citizens

RADx-UP Coordination and Data Collection Center

Deadline: Letters of Interest: May 24, July 19, and October 22, 2021
Full applications: June 18, August 13, and November 12, 2021

To support communities across the nation who are confronting COVID-19, the RADx-UP Coordination and Data Collection Center (CDCC) is soliciting applications for two kinds of awards. 

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute: Engagement Award

Deadline: May 24, 2021

Geographic Scope: USA

The Engagement Award program is now accepting full proposals for the Special Cycle: Building Capacity for PCOR/CER for Topics Related to COVID-19, a research support—not research—special funding opportunity for projects up to 18 months in duration and up to $200,000 in total costs.

The Brave of Heart Fund

Deadline: May 15, 2021

The Brave of Heart Fund was established to provide grants to eligible family members of frontline healthcare workers and healthcare volunteers who lose their lives because of COVID-19.

National Environmental Education Foundation Restoration and Resilience COVID Recovery Fund

Deadline: June 1, 2021

The Restoration and Resilience COVID Recovery Fund is providing grants to support public lands, including parks, nature areas, and other green spaces, that have been impacted by increased use during the COVID-19 pandemic.

From the Heart Productions: Documentarian Emergency Relief Fund

Deadline: Applications are reviewed monthly. Submissions for funds for each month will close on the 14th of that month.

The Documentarian Emergency Relief Fund was established to give up to $1,000 each month for a period of 10 months to documentary producers and directors facing “dire financial emergencies” during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, funds research that expands the evidence base needed to build a Culture of Health. Our mission is to support rigorously designed quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research that yields convincing findings regarding the population health, well-being, and equity impacts of specific policies, programs, and partnerships. We are especially interested in research examining the health impacts of programmatic or policy interventions that address factors outside the domain of health care services or public health practice. Deadline: Open


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