xTech COVID-19 Ventilator Challenge
The Army has launched a new prize competition, the xTech COVID-19 Ventilator Challenge to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The Army is seeking out low-cost, readily manufacturable emergency ventilator to quickly augment ventilator capacity in the exigent COIVID-19 pandemic.
The ventilator challenge is open to all US-based entities and is currently accepting applications. Submissions that are approved by the judging panel will receive an invitation to conduct a virtual pitch to a panel beginning on April 13, 2020.
To learn more about xTech COVID-19 Ventilator Challenge, the eligibility requirements and contest details, please visit our website at www.xtechsearch.army.mil.
If you are a scientist at an academic institution currently working on a COVID-19 related project and in need of funding, you are invited to apply for a Fast Grant. Fast Grants are $10k to $500k and decisions are made in under 48 hours. If the grant is approved, you'll receive payment as quickly as your university can receive it. Apply at fastgrants.org.
Substance Use Disorders Grand Challenge (SUD GC): Rapid-Response Request for Proposals
The Substance Use Disorders Grand Challenges Team requests proposals for projects that directly address any of the following COVID-19 related research emphases: 1) impact on substance use patterns and behavioral health symptoms of individuals who engage in substance use and those with substance use disorders; 2) impact on substance-related overdose presentations to emergency departments; 3) impact on opioid use disorder treatment in general medical settings, such as primary care; 4) impact on opioid prescribing or naloxone distribution; and 5) consequences (positive and negative) of social distancing and stay-at-home orders on substance use. Awards are for up to $5000 each.
Find the rfp here: https://grandchallenges.unm.edu/proposals/sud-gc-covid-19-rfp.pdf