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NIDDK COVID-19 Research Response

The NIDDK is doing what we can to lessen the effects of COVID-19 on our research community while seeking to understand the causes of health disparities for diseases within our mission— including how those diseases may contribute to COVID-19 outcome disparities. We also seek ways to foster and support diversity amongst our researchers and trainees.

Watch NIDDK Director Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers address some of the steps NIH and NIDDK are taking to support and re-start research activities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and hear how we are listening during these unprecedented times.

NIDDK COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Funding Opportunities

During the pandemic NIDDK has been sponsoring and participating in various funding opportunities related to COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2. If there is an opportunity you have questions about, please contact your assigned NIDDK program director. If you do not have a program director, please visit the Research Programs and Contacts page and contact the individual whose research area most closely matches yours. You may also wish to view NIH COVID-19 Information for Applicants and Grantees.

Recent funding opportunities:

NIDDK Intramural COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2-related Highlights

Across NIH, including NIDDK, people are working hard to better understand, treat, and stop COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 and its spread. Many NIDDK intramural scientists in Bethesda, MD and in Phoenix, AZ have turned their expertise to combating the pandemic through research.

Featured Scientific Articles

Subscribe to the NIDDK Director’s Update for quarterly updates on NIDDK news, including COVID-19 research response.

Clinical Care

Several staff members from the NIDDK Phoenix Epidemiology and Clinical Research Branch have volunteered to provide clinical care, including for COVID-19 patients, and have implemented surge preparations at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center.

Photo of nurses in the NIDDK Phoenix Epidemiology and Clinical Research center.

Help patients take action to combat COVID

Combat COVID, a website from DHHS, connects patients with prevention and treatment trials and plasma donation. The site also provides information for providers about treatment options and clinical trials.

A woman wearing a mask next to text describing how to join the effort against COVID-19.