COVID-19 Research Bulletin
February 16, 2021

Research Safety Guidance

The latest and most up-to-date safety guidance is posted to the Division of Research and Innovation coronavirus updates page. This criteria applies to in-person research, scholarship, community service and creative activities at all SDSU, SDSURF, and field research sites. Please review the criteria and make sure your project is in compliance.

Review updated guidance


Ensure Testing Compliance

All student researchers must be tested for COVID-19 every other week. Research leaders must check WebPortal to ensure students have received university clearance prior to each work shift. You must be logged into your SDSU account to view the instructions.

Instructions on how to check student testing status.


Report COVID-19 Cases

If you or someone involved in your project has tested positive for COVID-19, you must ensure the university is informed.

Ask the individual to fill out SDSU's reporting form. To ensure reporting is completed and Student Health Services is aware, the research leader must also submit this form. If the individual is an SDSU Research Foundation employee, they should also complete the COVID-19 Reporting Form for SDSURF Employees. The affected employee must also immediately stop participating in research.

SDSU Reporting Form

SDSU Research Foundation Reporting Form


County Corner

Latest data on San Diego County COVID-19 cases (updated daily at 5 p.m.)

Who Gets It When — Bioethics of Vaccine Distribution Bioethicist Joe Stramondo on things to consider about prioritizing, underserved community concerns and rationing decisions.


CSUPERB COVID-19 Research Recovery Microgrant Program

CSUPERB has a microgrant program (up to $1,500 per grant) for tenured/tenure-track CSU faculty who have suffered losses to their CSU based research projects as a direct result of the halting of research activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

CSUPERB open call for proposals.


COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

Quality of Life Grants Program - COVID 19
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Deadline - 03/16/21
Amount - Up to $50,000

Aging-Relevant Behavioral and Social Research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
National Institute on Aging
Deadline - 05/08/23

NIDCR Support for Research on the Physiological Involvement of Oral Cavity in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Deadline - 05/08/23

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) on Pan-Coronavirus Vaccine Development Program Projects
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Deadline - 6/11/21

Administrative Supplements for COVID-19 Impacted NIMH-funded Research
National Institute on Mental Health
Deadline - rolling through 6/1/23

SARS-COV-2, COVID-19 and Consequences of Alcohol Use (RO1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and Consequences of Alcohol Use (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Deadlines - 3/14/21 (letters of intent) 4/14/21 (proposals)

Effects of Smoking and Vaping on the Risk and Outcome of COVID-19 Infection
National Institutes of Health
Deadline - 09/08/24


COVID-19 Research

Working on a project related to COVID-19? Please let the Division of Research and Innovation know by emailing communications director Kellie Woodhouse at [email protected].

Research Repopulation and COVID-19 Updates
Last Updated 2/24/21