COVID19 & Research Activities

OVCR Research-Related Updates Regarding COVID19 Emergency and Research Activities

Pilot funding for Equitable Collaborations between UIC faculty focused on Racial Justice and COVID-19 and Community Scholar/Researcher

The UIC Community Engagement COVID-19 Strike Force, a campus wide collective of faculty, staff and students developed to provide organized support, resources, and dynamic collaborations with our community partners, seeks proposals for planning grants to create UIC structures and norms that facilitate community engaged scholarship developed in collaboration with community priorities and address systemic racism and its devastating impact on the health and wellbeing of communities of color.

All tenured and non-tenured faculty from any discipline are eligible to apply; applications are especially encouraged from junior faculty and underrepresented racial/ethnic group members. Up to 5 awards of $10,000 each will be made. Applications are due November 20th, 2020 at this Google Form. Please see additional information. Any questions should be directed to Jennifer Brier ( or Gabriela Peña (