COVID-19 News


Information and resources related to NIGMS’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic can be found below. For additional information, visit the NIH Coronavirus webpage. Guidance for NIH applicants and grantees, including NIGMS applicants and grantees, is available from the NIH Office of Extramural Research. In addition, resources for the public and health care providers about COVID-19 illness and clinical trials can be found on the HHS Combat COVID website.


NIGMS-Funded and -Administered Research

The NIH RePORTER database provides information about grant awards such as abstracts, funding amounts, associated publications, and more. The search below shows only NIGMS-funded or -administered awards related to COVID-19.


NIGMS also has two active Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for research on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19.

​Application Flexibilities

NIGMS is offering several flexibilities focused mostly on awardees transitioning to independent positions whose training or career development activities have been significantly hindered by COVID-19-related shutdowns, over and above the lost research productivity that most individuals experienced.

Articles and Interviews

Why Testing is the Key to Getting Back to Normal
NLM Musings from the Mezzanine (September 4, 2020)

NIH and the Importance of Basic Science Post COVID-19
R Street Institute (June 18, 2020)

COVID-19 Special Edition with Dr. Jon Lorsch
ASBMB Pipettes and Politics Podcast (April 8, 2020)

Biomedical Research and the NIH in the Age of COVID-19
Swarthmore College SwatTalk (April 6, 2020)

Virtual Learning Resources

Shutdowns related to the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated distance learning for many, from K-12 classrooms to undergraduate and graduate institutions. NIGMS created new resources and promoted existing tools to meet the unique needs of students, trainees, educators, mentors and others.