While the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity (CRE2) had already designed one of its core areas of inquiry around the intersections of race, ethnicity, public health, and medicine, we are launching a deeper focus into the set of issues raised by the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). The COVID-19 pandemic has made more urgent the need for robust cross-disciplinary and collaborative research on these links, also foregrounding issues of class, workforce, and community networks.
CRE2 invites proposals for transdisciplinary projects that will generate new research frameworks and methodologies that capture the challenges and insights revealed by the racially and ethnically disparate impacts of COVID-19. These Special Focus Grants will accompany our regular grants program focused on transdisciplinary projects that enrich scholarly engagement related to the Center’s mission that will launch later in the 2020-2021 Academic Year. The Special Focus Grants will require the production of specific deliverables, outlined in the application below. We anticipate these will span the medical and public health fields as well as the social sciences, humanistic social sciences, humanities, engineering sciences, and arts, architecture, and design. The application below provides additional information about this two-year Special Focus Grant program.