COVID-19 Research Bulletin
March 09, 2021

Research Town Hall this Friday

Mark your calendars for Friday, March 12 at 3 p.m. The Division of Research and Innovation is holding its second town hall of the spring semester to discuss COVID-19 updates and research related issues and opportunities.

Town Hall Zoom link


Vaccine Eligibility

All SDSU and SDSU Research Foundation faculty and staff, and all current student employees, are now eligible to be vaccinated in San Diego County.

SDSU COVID-19 testing and vaccine programs


Research Safety Guidance

The Division of Research and Innovation is in the midst of updating its safety guidance for research and related activities during COVID-19, and will discuss potential changes at the upcoming Research Town Hall. The latest and most up-to-date guidance is posted to the coronavirus updates page. This criteria applies to in-person research, scholarship, community service and creative activities at all SDSU, SDSURF, and field research sites. 

Review current safety guidance


Research Repopulation Requests

There is now an easy one-stop process for research repopulation requests related to changes in personnel.

The new OnBase form streamlines the application process by auto-filling key information about personnel; simplifies the review process by auto-routing to reviewers; sends automated responses to applicants about the approval process; and shares information with the COVID-19 testing database to ensure that all students are enrolled in the required testing every 14 days.

How to access and use OnBase forms


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.)

Student Health Services Surpasses 25,000 COVID-19 Tests The milestone is the result of a coordinated, multidisciplinary and ongoing effort that makes testing accessible to any student who needs or wants it.


COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Quality of Life Grants Program - COVID 19
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Deadline - 03/16/21

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

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute 

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

Congratulations to our faculty who have received funding for COVID-19 related research, scholarship and creative activities! 

Crespo, Noe & Sobo, Elisa
"The Community's Role in an Equitable and Effective COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout"
Johns Hopkins University
College of Health & Human Services and College of Arts & Letters

Greg Talavera & Linda Gallo
"Collaborative Cohort of Cohorts for COVID Research (C4R)"
Columbia University
College of Sciences

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 3/16/21