Computational- and data-related opportunities for COVID-19 research

Dear Users,

Please see below for computational- and data-related opportunities to support COVID-19 research. If you have any questions regarding the opportunities, please feel free to contact us at with "COVID-19 Research" in the subject line.


HPRC Computing Resources

We will fast track the approval of COVID-19 related Startup and Research allocation proposals. Please contact us directly at with "COVID-19 Research" in the subject line.

COVID-19 HPC Consortium

The COVID-19 HPC Consortium provides promotional compute hours and/or promotional credits for HPC resources on national resources (XSEDE, DOE) and commercial cloud providers, including Microsoft Azure, Google, and Amazon. Bringing together the Federal government, industry, and academic leaders to provide access to the world's most powerful high-performance computing resources in support of COVID-19 research. Application details here.


NVIDIA is offering use of Parabricks accelerated GATK genomics analysis software free for researchers working on COVID-19, to speed their discovery. Technical support is also provided for applications which are not yet GPU accelerated.

Amazon Web Services Diagnostic Development Initiative for COVID19 Research Grants

This initiative provides support for innovation in rapid and accurate patient testing for COVID-19 as well as other diagnostic solutions to mitigate future outbreaks. There is a formal application process. Link -

Google Public Cloud Credits

Google is providing a pool of $20 million in Google Cloud credits for academic institutions and researchers to leverage our computing capabilities and infrastructure as they study potential therapies and vaccines, track critical data, and identify new ways to combat COVID-19. Learn how to apply for credits on the Google for Education site.


Johns Hopkins Global Coronavirus Data

Available free of charge via public cloud providers:

Global coronavirus data tracking the number of confirmed cases, deaths, and recoveries, by location, updated daily. Since March 23, 2020, Johns Hopkins University has resumed posting US county level data.

Data sources include the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC). This data is collected by Johns Hopkins University, supported by the ESRI Living Atlas Team.


HPRC Short Courses and Workshops

Due to COVID-19, the HPRC short courses and workshops are offered to individuals remotely. Information on our workshops and short courses can be found at In particular we are offering short courses related to drug-design and enzymology.


An updated list of COVID-19 research funding announcements is available on the Division of Research website at

  • US Department of Health and Human Services: ASPR/BARDA-Advanced development and licensure
  • National Science Foundation-RAPID proposals and supplemental funding; rapid response grants; SBIR/STTR Phase I proposals
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Supplemental funding under CDC-RFA-OT18-1802 in fiscal year 2018
  • US Department of Energy/National Laboratories-Collaboration opportunities
  • US Department of Defense-Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium solicitations
  • National Institutes of Health-Open Resource Dataset/Administrative Supplements/Emergency Competitive Revisions
  • Office of Naval Research-Small Business Industrial Base (SBIR) Phase I and Phase II active awardees
  • Food and Drug Administration-New approaches to evaluate products

TAMIDS Data Resource Development Program

TAMIDS solicits proposals for its Data Resource Development Program. Data Science encompasses all aspects of the data lifecycle from acquisition through analysis to applications. The TAMIDS Data Resource Development Program supports work that will enable, promote and increase the usage of data resources and tools that can exploit them for research at Texas A&M. Link: