Department of Health and Human Services: Emergency Award – Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research on COVID-19 Consortium

The Emergency Award – Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research on COVID-19 Consortium Program aims to advance research on the impact of SARS-CoV-2 and associated mitigation efforts on individual, family, and community behavior and on how subsequent economic disruption affects health-related outcomes, with close attention to underserved and vulnerable populations.

To address these questions, the program aims to form a research consortium to access, extract, integrate, share, and analyze existing data from various sources with broad population coverage including underserved and vulnerable populations. Applications are being solicited for individual population research projects that will be linked to a Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research on COVID-19 Consortium Coordination Center (SBECCC) to foster collaboration and synergies across consortium member projects. Investigators will work with the SBECCC to enhance, as well as share, data resources used in proposed research both within the consortium, as well as with others for health research purposes. The SBECCC will organize annual meetings of the consortium investigators to share results, foster harmonization among measures collected, identify new opportunities for interaction/collaboration, and share results with NIH and the public. Further, the SBECCC will support the development of reports and analyses summarizing and integrating the findings/products of the consortium.

Amount: Awards will range up to $500,000. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Eligibility: Higher Education Institutions; Nonprofit Organizations; For-Profit Organizations; Local Governments; Federal Governments; and Others, including Independent School Districts, Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities, Native American Tribal Organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Faith-based or Community-based Organizations, and Regional Organizations.

Deadlines: Cycle 1: May 9, 2021; Cycle 2: October 8, 2021.


Resource Information
Funder Department of Health and Human Services
Eligibility For Profit Organization, Institutes of Higher Education, Local Government, Nonprofit Organization, Schools, State Government, Tribal Government, Tribal Organization
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Sector COVID-19 Emergency Response
Grant Amount $0-$500,000
Deadline October 8, 2021