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Investigators across NC State’s campus have received funding for research related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Research Development Office (RDO) aims to continuously share award information and updates to ensure that the research community is aware of key initiatives in this important area.

See information about funded COVID-related projects in the table below.

Award TitleAward SponsorNC State InvestigatorsAdditional Information
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
A Collaborative Approach to Managing SARS-CoV-2 with the Food Industry; Filling Data Gaps and Impacting BehaviorsUSDA NIFABenjamin Chapman

Matthew Koci

Christopher Gunter

Andrew Binder

Rebecca Goulter

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COVID-19 Impacts on the NC Food System and Investment Opportunities to Build ResilienceBlue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina FoundationAbbey Piner

Nancy Creamer
College of Design
COVID-19 Reopening: Using Behavioral Science, Design and Evidence to Help Counties and Municipalities Navigate Reopening in North CarolinaDuke UniversityTsailu Liu
Behavioral Research and Design to Help NC Counties Fight COVID 19University of North Carolina SystemTsailu Liu
College of Education
Code.org Virtual Professional Learning ProgramCode.orgDave Frye
Learning COVID-19 with Data VisualizationsNC State Faculty Research and Professional Development (FRPD) ProgramShiyan Jiang
NC Digital Learning Initiative: Combined FI NCDPIMarie Himes

Erin Huggins

Jessica Hunt

Shaun Kellogg

Hiller Spires
College of Engineering
Collaborative Research RAPID: Matriculation and Well-Being Under Emergent Events (MWEE): Using Data to Empower Campus Communities in Times of CrisisNSFJulie Ivy

Maria Mayorga

Julie Swann

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Evaluation of Fibrin-Modulating Nanogels for Treatment of DIC in COVID-19NC BiotechAshley Brown
Integrated Systems Model to Inform State and Local Level Planning for the COVID-19 PandemicCSTE/CDC
Julie Swann
RAPID: Defect-Chemistry Design of Titanium Dioxide for Enhanced Virucidal Photodynamic PropertiesNSFAram Amassian

Milad Abolhasani

Reza Ghiladi

Frank Scholle

Elizabeth Dickey

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RAPID: Documenting Hospital Surge Operations in Responding to the COVID-19 PandemicNSFJulie Ivy

Maria Mayorga

Osman Ozaltin

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RAPID: Monitoring for Sars-CoV-2 in Municipal Wastewater and Sewage to Elucidate Infection Dynamics Across Major Metropolitan Areas of the United StatesNSFFrancis De Los Reyes III

Nadine Kotlarz

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Targeted Treatment of Thrombotic Occlusions using a Dual-Delivery Microgel TherapeuticNIHAshley Brown

Ke Cheng
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
RAPID: Effects of Responses to COVID-19 and Social Context on Food InsecurityNSFSarah Bowen

Annie Hardison-Moody

Lindsey Haynes-Maslow
College of Sciences
COVID-19 Supplement to NC State Center for Environmental and Health Effects of PFASNIH/NIEHSJane Hoppin
Office of Research and Innovation
Combinatorial High-throughput Development And Screening Of Biocidal Materials For Response Against Pathogens Including CoronavirusesNC State Research and Innovation Seed Funding Program (RISF)Aram Amassian

Milad Abolhasani

Reza Ghiladi

Frank Scholle

Behnam Pourdeyhimi

Elizabeth Dickey
NC Institute for Climate Studies (NCICS):Engaging Western North Carolina in Participatory Disease Surveillance: Innovating Disease Reporting, Monitoring, and Regional Response to COVID-19Buncombe County Health and Human ServicesJennifer Runkle
The Nonwovens Institute (NWI): Production of N95 and Surgical Masks at the Nonwovens Institute NIIMBL/NISTBehnam Pourdeyhimi
The Nonwovens Institute (NWI): Design & Validation of Reusable Particulate Respirators with Filter InsertsCB Innovative Material & Ensemble Development Team, RDNS-SES-MI US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center (NSRDEC)Behnam Pourdeyhimi

Pierre Grondin

Hooman Tafreshi
Office of External Affairs, Partnerships and Economic Development
Small Business Development Centers CARES ACT (2020)US Small Business AdministrationScott Daugherty

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Poole College of Management
Designing a Test Kit Supply Chain in Response to COVID19 (COVID19-1.03)NIIMBLRobert Handfield

Donald Warsing
Phase 1: CHAI - COVID-19Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI)William Rand

Rakesh Ravi
Phase 2A: CHAI - COVID-19 ProjectClinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI)William Rand

Rakesh Ravi