Syracuse University Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Researchers

Letter from Interim Vice Chancellor and Provost Liu and Interim VPR Raina 3-22-2020

As national and state-wide mandates increase to control the spread of COVID-19, University recommendations and requirements are also changing. New guidance specifically in relation to the conduct of research at Syracuse University is provided below, organized by major topic. These sections will be updated as additional guidance is provided.

Importantly at this time, for the safety of our entire research community, all in-person data collection activities for non-essential human subjects research must pause until further notice. From a regulatory perspective, this is considered a temporary pause in data collection involving human subjects. In addition, all non-essential campus-based research activity must pause, and essential research activities scaled back to a minimum. Effective immediately, no more than 2 people from any lab should occupy the lab at one time. These individuals should be those who have not traveled outside of Syracuse area within last 14 days. Those that remain must be conducting essential research activities only. Approval for the continuation of essential research activities must be received by the Vice President of Research from your Department Chair and Associate Dean for Research. Please submit your disclosure of essential research activities here.

FAQs may be found here.

Grant Funds Field Research in Japan

An interdisciplinary team including members from the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (LLL) in the College of Arts and Sciences has been awarded a grant for their research, “Japan in a Global Curriculum.” The group includes LLL Associate Professors Amanda Brown and Gail Bulman; Japanese Language Coordinator Tomoko Walter; Yutaka Sho (PI), associate professor of architecture; Sharon Dotger, associate professor in the School of Education; and Jamie Winders, professor of geography in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Read more here.

$1.5 Million Awarded to the School of Education for Pre-Employment Transition Initiative for Youth With Disabilities

The School of Education has secured a $1.5 million grant from the New York State Education Department to serve students with disabilities transitioning to adulthood. Associate Professor of Inclusive Education and Disability Studies Christine Ashby and Lawrence B. Taishoff Assistant Professor of Inclusive Education Beth Myers are co-principal investigators on the grant. Read more here.

Cliff Davidson Named Distinguished Lecturer by National Association

Cliff Davidson, Thomas C. and Colleen L. Wilmot Professor of Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, has been named the 2020-21 Distinguished Lecturer by the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP). Each year, the Distinguished Lecturer is selected by the Lecturers Committee of the AEESP, in recognition of their excellence as both a researcher and educator and their ability to give engaging presentations to members of the environmental engineering community and the general public. Read more here.

LIMITED SUBMISSION – 2020 NIH Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program

The Syracuse University Office of Research pleased to announce the launch of the 2020 NIH Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program Limited Submission competition. The Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program invites groups of NIH-funded investigators engaged in biomedical research using animals to seek support for high-cost, state-of-the art, commercially available scientific instruments.

Internal Deadline: Thursday, April 2, 2020

Applications can be submitted through Syracuse University’s Application Portal. More information can be found here.