COVID-19 Research Bulletin
April 12, 2021

OnBase Forms

OnBase forms are now required for all requests related to research repopulation. The easy-to-use form streamlines the application process, and is best viewed using a desktop computer with an up-to-date web browser. 

How to access and use OnBase forms


Updated Research Safety Guidance

On March 15 the Division of Research and Innovation updated its safety guidance for research and related activities during COVID-19. This latest 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


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. For the protection of others, the standard safety criteria are also required for fully vaccinated individuals. This includes physical distancing and wearing a face mask at all times while on campus.

SDSU COVID-19 testing and vaccine programs


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. Student who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 must still receive biweekly testing and comply with safety guidelines.

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.)

SDSU to be Primarily In-Person this Fall. The university is planning for instruction and activities to be primarily held in-person this fall, with a majority of faculty and staff returning to campus along with students.


COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

COVID-19 Vaccine Grants
Open deadline
National Institutes of Health
Deadline - 4/21/2021

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
Deadline - 4/20/2021

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

National Institutes of Health
Deadline - : 5/9/21 (letters of intent); 6/9/21 (proposals)
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute 
Deadline - 5/24/2021

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

U.S. Department of State
Deadline: 6/30/21
National Science Foundation
Deadline: 7/12/21

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

DRI has compiled a working database of all COVID-19 research by SDSU faculty. If you would like your work featured in this repository, email communications director Kellie Woodhouse at kmwoodhou[email protected].

Research Repopulation and COVID-19 Updates
Last Updated 4/20/21