The Manning Fund – COVID-19 Research RFA

May 5, 2020 by


The intent of this fund is to support practically oriented research on COVID-19 related topics that can be acted upon and/or preferably has a commercialization potential.


Key Dates:

Application Deadline: Friday, May 15, 2020 by 5:00 pm

Awards Announced:  Friday, May 29, 2020

Award Funding Starts: Monday, June 1, 2020


Funding Available:

Up to $100k per project. Strong budget justification is required.


Review Process:

Proposals will be evaluated based on its intellectual merit, practicality/viability, societal impact, commercialization potential, and qualifications of the researcher/team.


Eligibility Criteria:

Any member of the UVA academic community who is eligible to serve independently as PI on sponsored research proposals may apply.

Eligible investigators may submit more than one proposal.


Submission and Review Process:

Applications should be submitted as a single PDF (may not exceed four pages) of project description including all illustrations. The cover page, budget page including budget justification, a 2-Page CV of all investigators in any standard format (NIH, NSF, and the like), and relevant current funding information do not count towards the four-page limit. Use Arial font 11-point size.


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Contact for questions:

Cheryl Wagner –<> | 434.243.1100

Filed Under: Funding Opportunities