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Check out the latest Virginia Tech COVID-19 updates.

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    National Science Foundation Funds Research on the Social Implications of COVID-19
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    Three research teams at Virginia Tech were awarded RAPID grants from the the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences directorate of the National Science Foundation to spur the development of social science–oriented research related to COVID-19. The teams, all of whom have received prior support from ISCE for related research, represent a range of departments and disciplines, highlighting the often diverse and interdisciplinary nature of social science research.

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    Dementia Caregiving During the "Stay-at-Home" Phase of COVID-19 Pandemic
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    Tina Savla and her team examined how the stay-at-home phase of COVID-19 affected caregivers of persons with dementia living in rural Virginia and their use of available home- and community-based services and informal support to assist them with their care responsibilities. To read this article and learn which caregivers have been most affected, as well as read other articles, visit the ISCE COVID-19 Repository.

ISCE Features

ISCE Offers Webinars on Online Survey Methods

ISCE is hosting two webinars focused on online survey methodology. The first will be held January 27th from 12 – 1 pm, featuring how to work with Qualtrics, MTurk and AmeriSpeak. Click here to register. The second webinar will focus on online observational and experimental methods and will be held February 4th from 2 - 3 p.m. Click here for the event flier and here to register. Questions? Contact Isabel Bradburn.

CLAHS/ISCE NSF CAREER Award Series

CLAHS and ISCE will host a series of sessions to prepare pre-tenure faculty in the social sciences to submit NSF CAREER award applications. An initial information session will be held Jan. 29th from 10-12. Questions? Contact Yancey Crawford. Click here to register.

ISCE to Host NSF Presentation - Feb 24th

ISCE will host a presentation by Dr. Kelli Craig-Henderson, Deputy Assistant Director at the National Science Foundation, Social, Behavioral and Economic (SBE) Sciences directorate on February 24th from 1:00-2:30 p.m. via Zoom. Her presentation will focus on the SBE directorate's new programs/priorities and funding opportunities. Click here to register and here for more details.

Call for 2021-2022 ISCE Scholars
Proposals Now Open

The ISCE Scholars Program provides faculty support for grant proposals in the social sciences, broadly defined, and consistent with ISCE's four thematic areas. Six to eight awards of up to $30,000 will be awarded for a period of one year, beginning in July 2021. Click here for the full announcement and application forms. Deadline: March 1, 2021.

Visit ISCE's COVID-19 Publication Repository

ISCE maintains a repository of social science-oriented COVID-19 publications that are authored by or feature Virginia Tech faculty. Click here to view the repository.

Impacts of COVID-19 on Research

To learn more about the impact COVID-19 on research at Virginia Tech, visit the guidance for research continuity webpage developed by the Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation or access previously posted messages for the research community.

List of COVID-19 related Funding Opportunities

OVPRI has established a website with COVID-19 related funding opportunities and are identifying ways to support faculty who submit applications.