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Resumption of curtailed research operations will occur in alignment with applicable state, national, and regional guidelines and as determined by university leadership.

 

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The Office of Graduate studies is providing information to graduate students and faculty regarding the coronavirus pandemic, including graduate students planning to finish Spring 2020.

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In the best interest of our students’ health, students should not be allowed in research laboratories, to work on clinical trials, or perform in-person community-based research effective at 5pm, Monday March 23.

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COVID-19 Preparedness for the Research Community

Please read the following message from Vice President for Research Gabriel López regarding COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Preparedness for the Research Community

Please read the following message from Vice President for Research Gabriel López regarding COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Preparedness for the Research Community
Please read the following message from Vice President for Research Gabriel López regarding COVID-19. Click Here

Mission

The mission of the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is to advance innovation and discovery. The core of this mission is the research, scholarship, and creative works of UNM faculty. The OVPR seeks to facilitate these activities, resulting in new knowledge and applications of value to academic communities and the public.



During the Coronavirus Pandemic



In preparation for potential work slowdowns or shutdowns due to COVID-19, the Office of the Vice President for Research is working to ensure that all critical research facilities are appropriately managed, and that UNM researchers feel supported during these uncertain times. UNM President Garnett Stokes has announced a period of limited operations during which regular face-to-face classes will not take place for the rest of the spring 2020 semester, and students are currently restricted from accessing research facilities.
Links to resources and support for UNM researchers can be found below, and will be updated as necessary.

COVID-19 Research at UNM



COVID-19 Research

xTech COVID-19 Ventilator Challenge

The Army has launched a new prize competition, the xTech COVID-19 Ventilator Challenge to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The Army is seeking out low-cost, readily manufacturable emergency ventilator to quickly augment ventilator capacity in the exigent COIVID-19 pandemic. The ventilator challenge is open to all US-based entities and is currently accepting applications. Submissions that are approved by the judging panel will receive an invitation to conduct a virtual pitch to a panel beginning on April 13, 2020. To learn more about xTech COVID-19 Ventilator Challenge, the eligibility requirements and contest details, please visit our website at www.xtechsearch.army.mil.

FastGrants

If you are a scientist at an academic institution currently working on a COVID-19 related project and in need of funding, you are invited to apply for a Fast Grant. Fast Grants are $10k to $500k and decisions are made in under 48 hours. If the grant is approved, you'll receive payment as quickly as your university can receive it. Apply at fastgrants.org.

Substance Use Disorders Grand Challenge (SUD GC): Rapid-Response Request for Proposals

The Substance Use Disorders Grand Challenges Team requests proposals for projects that directly address any of the following COVID-19 related research emphases: 1) impact on substance use patterns and behavioral health symptoms of individuals who engage in substance use and those with substance use disorders; 2) impact on substance-related overdose presentations to emergency departments; 3) impact on opioid use disorder treatment in general medical settings, such as primary care; 4) impact on opioid prescribing or naloxone distribution; and 5) consequences (positive and negative) of social distancing and stay-at-home orders on substance use. Awards are for up to $5000 each.
Find the rfp here: https://grandchallenges.unm.edu/proposals/sud-gc-covid-19-rfp.pdf


Research Activity





The Office of the Vice President for Research is conducting a survey into how you are managing as researchers and students during this period of social distancing. How has this situation affected your research? What are some creative solutions you have tried? Please take a few moments to let us know.

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