The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) has issued two Notices of Special Interest to support research in collecting and examining data on the risks and outcomes for COVID-19 infections using microphysiological systems (MPS) or tissue chips. Such work is expected to advance the translation of research findings into diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines. Applications for both opportunities will be accepted on a rolling basis from May 15, 2020, through January 25, 2022.

NOT-TR-20-017 announces the availability of competitive revisions for investigators and institutions funded through existing grants of the NCATS MPS program. Proposals should address development of MPS models for COVID-19, the use of MPS for rapid detection of COVID-19 infection, or the use of MPS to evaluate potential therapeutics for COVID-19. More information is available at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-TR-20-017.html.