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Recipients of the Faculty of Social Sciences COVID-19 Catalyst Grant announced

Congratulations to the six recipients of the COVID-19 Catalyst Grant.

Jun 07, 2020

The crisis brought about by COVID-19 has thrown societies into disarray and altered everyday life around the world. Today’s unprecedented circumstances are shaped by persistent societal realities such as racial, gender and economic inequality, widespread misinformation, and anxieties about the ability of democracies to confront a monumental crisis. In-depth Social Sciences research will be necessary for understanding these troubled times and carving a way forward.

The FSS COVID-19 Catalyst Grant was developed to seed this very research. The response to our call was overwhelming with thirteen applications being submitted in a very short turn-around time. The ideas and initiatives proposed by faculty were of excellent quality and demonstrated the enthusiasm and rigour that our faculty members bring to their research.

While resources prevented us from funding all worthy proposals, we would like to congratulate the following researchers on their successful applications and wish them the best of luck with these new projects.