The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to impact all parts of the U.S. and the world. Schools and businesses have closed or are conducting activities remotely and communities have had to implement strict quarantines. The impacts are being realized on the health of humans, social norms and the economy at all levels.

The Office of Research through the generous support of the Kay Family Foundation is making seed funding available for areas related to COVID-19 and using data to analyze its impact on health, society, the economy. All Chapman University faculty who are continuing full-time faculty during the 2019-2020 academic year are eligible. Examples of projects include (but are not limited to):

  • Development of models to understand transmission and intervention impacts
  • Use of data and analytics to enhance rapid testing
  • Decision support related to prevention and control measures
  • Study of human behavioral and health messaging
  • Economic and business analysis

Research being proposed must be conducted within the current constraints of the University’s campus closure and any federal and state mandates. Grants will range from $5,000 Р$15,000 and proposal will be due April 3, 2020.

Please see the COVID-19 Research Continuity and Internal Funding websites for details.