April 17, 2020
Indiana University researchers continue crucial work to advance research and creative activity to combat the coronavirus and its negative effects on lives across the globe.
Due to the significant financial pressures resulting from the current pandemic, the university is making strategic decisions about how to allocate scarce resources to serve growing and immediate needs.
COVID-19 research at IU is urgently focused on ways to detect, treat, manage, and ultimately eradicate the threat of the deadly virus.
“It is already clear that a key to surmounting the current crisis is through the rapid sharing of new discoveries, ideas, and innovations, wherever they might originate, and through robust and vigorous international collaboration and engagement of the kind in which IU has always been a leader,” said IU President Michael A. McRobbie. “Wherever possible, we are working to ensure the continuation of our research activities in compliance with state and federal orders and guidelines concerning the pandemic.”
Projects specifically related to scientific, economic, social, policy, humanistic, and artistic responses to the current COVID-19 pandemic are receiving financial support to produce near-term impact or startup investment to garner longer-term external support.
Supported projects receiving funding include but are not limited to:
- Experiences of employees across the United States and Canada during the pandemic, and tracking the health and well-being of healthcare employees on the frontline during this pandemic, Stephanie Andel, School of Science, IUPUI
- How teachers in Midwest are responding to COVID-19 and how they understand the shift to distance learning, Elisheva Cohen, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, IU Bloomington
- Sampling community dwelling adults from around the United States to enquire about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their mental/physical health, Melissa Cyders, School of Science, IUPUI
- Impact of executive orders on slowing down the spread of coronavirus, Peter Federman, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, IUPUI
- U.S. Probability Sample to Understand Sexual and Reproductive Health in the Contexts of Coronavirus, Devon Hensel, IU School of Medicine and Debra Herbenick, School of Public Health, IU Bloomington
- 2020 Campus Sexual Health Survey, Debra Herbenick, School of Public Health, IU Bloomington
- COVID-19 Entrepreneurial Responses Mini-Grant Program, Matt Josefy, Kelley School of Business, IU Bloomington
- Implications of COVID-19 imposed social isolation on older adults’ well-being and potential protective factors, Anne Krendl, Psychological and Brain Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, IU Bloomington
- Gallup survey data tracking daily Indiana and nationwide well-being from March 13th, Kosali Simon, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, IU Bloomington
- Understanding effects on learning outcomes of online-only classes, Craig Stewart, Pervasive Technology Institute, IU Bloomington and Ben Motz, Psychological and Brain Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, IU Bloomington
- Accelerating research and practice on the use of next generation technologies in the front lines of emergency and crisis response, David Wild, Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, IU Bloomington
(Note: in almost every case university funding is conditional on matching funds from a school or department, as a way of indicating support for the project from professional colleagues.)