Call for COVID-19 Seed Fund Proposals

The PSTC invites applications for COVID-19 Research Seed Awards. The purpose of these awards is to encourage Brown faculty to develop scientific projects related to COVID-19 and its transmission, mitigation, and consequences at the population level.

Seed awards are expected to be in the range of $5,000-$10,000. Larger amounts will be considered for projects piloting large-scale, population representative data collection or innovative methodologies to assemble and analyze data.

The PSTC receives core funding from the Population Dynamics Branch (PDB) of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). While projects that align with PDB goals are desirable, all demographically informed projects that have the potential to help address the current crisis are encouraged and will be considered.

Areas of interest include:

  • Demographic processes and their relevance for transmission, response, and consequences
  • Migration, urbanization, population distribution
  • Measurement and modeling of morbidity and mortality
  • Children, families, and health, intergenerational processes
  • Sexual and reproductive health, fertility
  • Economic, social, and cultural consequences of actions to address the crisis
  • Population inequalities and heath disparities
  • Social and spatial network dynamics
  • Global population health, challenges and opportunities
  • U.S. Census efforts

Rolling deadline through April 30.

More information is available here. Apply here