Social Science faculty receive funding for research into social and economic impacts of COVID-19July 30, 2020
Social Science faculty receive funding for research into social and economic impacts of COVID-19
In April, Western University launched a new $1 million research fund aimed at helping society survive pandemics. Funding for the first round of projects that will help build resilience and recovery from disease outbreaks, both now and beyond the current COVID-19 pandemic, has been announced.
The supported projects interdisciplinary research projects span across disciplines and exploring social, economic, technological and health-related approaches to pandemics.
“We have COVID-19 research taking place at Western that is about isolating the virus and finding a vaccine, but there are many other elements that we need to understand as well,” said Sarah Prichard, Western’s Acting Vice-President Research. “Resiliency for the next pandemic could also mean finding better ways to manage feelings of isolation or building more online resources for visual arts and I know our researchers have much to contribute.”
Researchers in Social Science are involved in the following funded projects:
A second phase of applications and grants will also take place this year but deadlines have not yet been set.