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The 3i Initiative is supporting the research response to COVID-19 through seed grantsevents, proposal support, and resource coordination.  Learn more about our research response and outcomes to-date.  

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COVID-19 Seed Grants

The Office of the Vice President for Research in partnership with the Immunology, Inflammation and Infectious Disease (3i) Initiative at the University of Utah has awarded $1.3 million in seed grants to 56 cross-campus projects that will examine a host of issues arising out of the pandemic.



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Data Science and Genomic Medicine

Projects that aim to make better predictions of COVID-19, and engage cutting edge methods across artificial intelligence, genetics, and mathematical modeling.

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Environmental Impact and Minimizing Exposure

Projects that aim to understand how our actions are impacting the environment, and how to minimize exposure to COVID-19 across settings.

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Health Impacts Across Populations

Projects investigating the different ways that COVID-19 impacts people from different communities.

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Mental Health and the Brain

Projects that explore neurological impacts and how people are psychologically adjusting to the disruptions in everyday life.

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Societal Impact and Policy

Projects seeking to understand how to better protect and prepare people from the unintended consequences of efforts to reduce exposure to COVID-19.

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Testing and Treating COVID-19

Projects that aim to find better tests, treatments, and a cure for COVID-19.