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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADxsm) initiative was formed to accelerate the development, validation, and commercialization of innovative point-of-care and home-based tests, as well as improvements to clinical laboratory tests, that can directly detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Current Funding Opportunities

Fast-Track Program for COVID-19 Test Development and Distribution

NIBIB Announces three COVID-19 Notices of Special Interest

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, NIBIB has released multiple Notices of Special Interest. This includes: administrative supplements and emergency competitive revisions funding for current grantees; SBIR/STTR opportunities; and investigator-initiated research opportunities. Current grantees and new applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. The goal is to support proposals that accelerate research, translation, and commercialization of technologies relevant to COVID-19. Researchers can read NIBIB Director Bruce Tromberg’s message on how bioengineers can help thwart the COVID-19 pandemic. 

NIH Announces $1 Million Prize Competition to Target Global Disease Diagnostics

Past Funding Opportunities

POCTRN 2020 Call for Proposals

POCTRN 2019 Call for Proposals