COVID-19 Research and Applications
As the global COVID-19 pandemic took root, CONVERGE mobilized researchers through funding working groups, convening virtual forums, and developing a global research registry. Please see below for additional resources and information.
Due to the outpouring of interest from the research community and our mission to advance convergence research for the benefit of humanity, CONVERGE and the Social Science Extreme Events Research (SSEER) Network have funded 90 COVID-19 Working Groups for Public Health and Social Sciences Research.
The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the urgent need for coordination, collaboration, and information-sharing among researchers worldwide. We hope those who are studying the human and societal impacts of this crisis will join this effort to build a global registry for public health and social science research.
This is a list of recently funded COVID-19 Quick Response Research. These were awarded by the Natural Hazards Center as part of two distinct special calls for research on this global crisis. Within three months of completing data collection, researchers submit an abstract and 10-page report detailing their preliminary findings. Completed reports are available on the Quick Response Reports page.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grants are issued when there is an urgent need for availability or access to data, facilities, or specialized equipment after natural or anthropogenic disasters and other unanticipated events. The following list features awards funded by the NSF in response to COVID-19.