COVID-19 Resources

University of Chicago COVID-19 Research Resources

Research Development Resources

The Office of Research Development has compiled a comprehensive resource guide for COVID-19 -related social science research. This guide includes overviews and links for resources provided by the University, federal agencies, and private foundations. Download the COVID-19 Resources and Opportunities in the Social Sciences guide.

The Research Development team is available to assist you with any COVID-19 research questions. Please contact Cate Goebel at

Social Sciences COVID-19 Research Discussion Series

This discussion series, open to researchers in SSD, SSA, and Harris, covers current and emerging funding opportunities, provides an overview of resources most relevant to COVID-19 related research, and provides a platform to share research plans and ideas.

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Coronavirus Updates

University website providing the latest COVID-19 health information and related campus announcements.

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Planning the Resumption of Programs and Operations on Campus

University-wide updates and guidance on the resumption of programs and operations on campus.

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Research Continuity Planning

University-wide updates and guidance on research issues.

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COVID-19 Research Forum

This CNET-protected forum allows faculty to discuss research topics, available resources, and resources and expertise needed for research. Research topics listed on the site highlight areas of interest to facilitate collaboration and discussion.

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COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

University website listing funding opportunities specific to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), inclusive of federal, foundations, and other related prizes and awards. Opportunities are listed by impending funding opportunity deadlines. This list is updated as new opportunities are announced. 

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SSD Responds

A Division of the Social Sciences site providing resources for faculty, staff, and students related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Thought Leadership Initiative

SSD’s Thought Leadership Initiative has teamed with contributing op-ed expert Dave Nussbaum, the University Communications Offices, and the Academic Communicator’s Network to provide resources and guidance to help SSD faculty write and place op-eds based on their research or academic analysis. Contact Katherine Kinzler ( to get involved.

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Pandemic Economics Podcast

The Becker Friedman Institute, in partnership with Stitcher, has launched a new podcast about the economic impact of COVID-19. Hosts Tess Vigeland and Eduardo Porter talk to University of Chicago economists about their research, revealing important new ways to make sense of this moment. Topics range from global trade to the changing meaning of work.

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Research Computing Center COVID-19 Resources

The RCC has devoted several nodes to research on COVID-19 and is hosting a number of datasets relating to the virus. Researchers can request computing time at RCC is also offering workshops and one-on-one support on data security, GIS, statistics, data visualization, machine learning, bioinformatics, code development and improvement, application development, and more. There is a devoted help line at

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