Epidemics and pandemics are a growing concern in a highly interconnected and interdependent world. The current COVID-19 pandemic presents an acute example of the numerous societal challenges associated with an epidemic. This outbreak marks the third time in recent years that a coronavirus has caused severe disease and death (NIH) worldwide, but human history includes much larger epidemic events.
In response to the current pandemic of COVID-19 specifically, and more broadly, to the need to addresses critical gaps in knowledge and response methods, tools, technologies, and strategies related to viral diseases and disease outbreaks, the Office of Research is issuing a Zumberge Special Solicitation – Epidemic & Virus Related Research and Development Award, jointly sponsored by the USC Office of the Provost and the USC Stevens Center for Innovation.
This solicitation aims to support all areas of USC research and scholarship that may provide a broader perspective on viral diseases and the detection and response to their outbreaks. Eligible topics include biomedical and clinical research and development, as well as research and development broadly related to public health, legal, economic, societal and fiscal implications, among others.
|Deadline: 5pm, Monday, May 11, 2020|
View the RFP for full proposal requirements.