RADx-UP Funding Opportunities

Dear RADx-UP Partners,

We are pleased to announce two new funding opportunities to expand our important work to increase COVID-19 testing in communities hardest hit by the pandemic.

Community Mini-Grants

Community organizations can apply for up to $50,000 in funds to support increased testing for COVID-19 through the RADx-UP Community Collaboration Mini-Grant Program. These funds are available to community serving organizations, faith-based organizations, community-based clinics, and tribal nations and organizations. Funds can be used to help advance capacity, training, support, and community experience with COVID-19 testing initiatives. This RFA seeks to support the inclusion of additional community partners and stakeholder groups that are not currently part of the RADx-UP program through CDCC subawards.

Funds can be used to support personnel costs, contracted service costs (transportation, translation, and interpretation, etc.), and non-personnel costs (participant incentives, information and technology equipment, etc.) Please share this opportunity with partners in your community.

Rapid Research Pilot Program

Researchers seeking funds to conduct community-engaged research on COVID-19 testing can apply for up to $200,000 in funding through the RADx-UP Rapid Research Pilot Program. Researchers from institutions of higher education – especially historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), tribally controlled colleges and universities (TCCUs), Hispanic-serving institutions, and other minority-serving institutions – as well as industry, state and local governments, and community-based organizations are all encouraged to apply.

These funds can be used to assess the feasibility of integrating new or emerging testing technologies into the RADx-UP program in coordination with the NIH-supported RADx initiatives.

The deadline for application for both opportunities is April 16, 2021. Application instructions and a communication kit to spread the word about these opportunities throughout your networks are available at https://radx-up.org/apply-for-grant/.

Questions? Please contact us at RADx-UP-CDCC@duke.edu or through your assigned CDCC Engagement Impact Team (find current directory).

Best wishes,


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