COVID-19 Update: The latest news and guidance for students, faculty and staff.

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Office of Research Development and Administration

Events & Deadlines

March 30, 2020


COVID-19 Updates

ORDA COVID-19 Guidance to Lead PIs/PDs:

Please see the ORDA website for guidance that has been distributed to Lead Principal Investigators and Lead Project Directors about managing sponsored projects during EMU’s response to COVID-19.


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the ORDA staff.


From the Provost:

Dear Colleagues,

Due to the high volume of emails coming in to the Office of the Provost account, we are adjusting our processes to most effectively address and respond to various issues. Effective immediately, please forward all paperwork requiring Divisional Executive approval to the following email address [email protected] Further, please use this account for any budget and operations questions or follow-up on previously submitted paperwork.


National Science Foundation, Special Reports, Coronavirus Information

Please see the NSF Special Report page for information with links to guidance for researchers whose research is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and links to research opportunities specific to Coronavirus and COVID-19.


Also see an NSF Letter to Community Regarding COVID-19


National Institutes of Health, Extramural Response to Natural Disasters

Please see the NIH page on COVID-19 with links to guidance for researchers and links to research opportunities



National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will receive $75 million in supplemental funding to assist cultural institutions affected by the coronavirus as part of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act economic stabilization plan appropriated by the U.S. Congress and signed into law today by President Donald J. Trump.



National Science Foundation, Dear Colleague Letter: Geoscience Opportunity for Leadership in Diversity-Expanding the Network (GOLD-EN)

In 2016, NSF launched the GOLD Program (Geoscience Opportunities for Leadership in Diversity) with the mission to achieve greater and more systemic diversity by creating a network of diversity and inclusion "champions" who can generate greater implementation of evidence-based best practices and resources. While geoscience community members generally agree upon the importance and ideals of broadening participation, most do not have the skills and competencies that allow them to be effective leaders in diversity. Through professional development opportunities, current GOLD projects research and develop the complex interplay of environmental context, personal traits, and motivating factors that must be considered in making such professional development efforts in diversity successful.

To expand the reach of current GOLD efforts, bring to scale related diversity activities in the geosciences, or develop unique approaches for greater inclusion in the geoscience education and research community, NSF welcomes submission of supplemental funding requests and the following types of proposals: Supplemental Funding Requests, Conference Proposals, Early-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research Proposals, Research Coordination Networks


Next Deadline: May 18, 2020


National Science Foundation, Dear Colleague Letter, United States-Ireland-Northern Ireland R&D Partnership

The United States (U.S.), Northern Ireland (NI), and the Republic of Ireland (RoI) have come together to form a unique partnership as a way of increasing the level of collaborative R&D among researchers across the three jurisdictions that will generate innovation and lead to improvements in society. The objective of U.S.-Ireland R&D Partnership is to encourage trilateral, collaborative research projects that address significant research challenges, particularly in the areas of nanoscale science and engineering, sensors and sensor networks, telecommunications, energy and sustainability, and cybersecurity. These thematic areas have been identified as representing a unique opportunity for collaborative research and are internationally recognized as potentially pivotal fields in the 21st century.

Next Deadline: Varies, depending on NSF Directorate and Program


National Science Foundation, Dear Colleague Letter, Developing Long-Term Strategies for Transforming Manufacturing

The National Science Foundation (NSF) wishes to notify the community of its intention to support workshops for future manufacturing (FM) science and technology The conferences should identify areas and thrusts for fundamental research that will enable future manufacturing: manufacturing that is either entirely new or that can be done today but not at a sufficient scale to make it viable. Conferences should explore new, potentially transformative, manufacturing capabilities rather than aiming to improve current manufacturing or make incremental improvements over existing Advanced Manufacturing technologies.

Next Deadline: Proposals accepted at anytime


Statistical Consultation

ORDA welcomes back Dr. Grigoris Argeros (Sociology Anthropology Criminology) as Faculty Associate for research statistics.  Consultation is available for faculty, as well as graduate students working with faculty on independent research projects and theses with the goal of publication of results.

Contact [email protected] for more information or to schedule an appointment.


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