Post-acute COVID-19 Syndrome Discovery Fund

In continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Johns Hopkins University, through a gift from the Bentivoglio Family Foundation, is funding grants to support clinical or translational projects focused on post-acute COVID-19 Syndrome.  Solicitation, review and awarding of grants is managed by staff of the Division of Infectious Diseases.


To provide funds for clinical or translational research focused on understanding the incidence and long-term prognosis of late sequelae in persons with mild, moderate, and severe COVID-19 diseases, identify the underlying pathology, and develop evidence-based treatments.


  • Maximum three project will be funded, up to $50,000 USD each.
  • The grant period is 12 months, with a possible 12-month no-cost time extension upon review.
  • All Johns Hopkins University full-time faculty members with a terminal degree are encouraged to apply.
  • Proposals must be clinical or translational human research. Basic science or laboratory-based research or animal study approaches will only be considered if clearly a part of a clinical or translational research project.
  • All interested applicants are strongly encouraged to review the PAC19SDF Application Guidelines 2021 before preparing a grant application.


RFA Release January 25, 2021
Application package submission deadline February 22, 2021
Proposal review period March 1 – March 15, 2021
Award Notification March 29, 2021
Transfer of funds to PI April 1, 2021


Application submission deadline Monday, February 22, 2021, 11:59 PM

Submit the entire application package via email,

2021 Document Library

Application Package Contents to Submit for Review

  • Completed PAC19SDF application form
  • Protocol
  • Biosketch or résumé of all 1) co-investigators and 2) staff receiving salary support
  • Letters of support from collaborators and research partners
  • Budget, on the Excel budget template
  • Written justification of subcontracts, salary requests, or laboratory supply requests exceeding 50% of the monetary award, if necessary

Contact Us

Phone: 410-302-4753
Web Hyperlink:  PAC19SDF