Covid 19 - Faculty/Instructors

COVID-19 Updates: Faculty/Instructors

Announcements
ECEC Remote Teaching Resources

The Engineering and Computing Education Core has created new web pages https://engineering.unl.edu/ecec/remote-teaching/ to facilitate the transition to remote teaching. This site will be continually updated as faculty prepare.

Please check this site frequently, as the Engineering and Computing Education Core has numerous college-specific resources, live Zoom support available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily, workshops on important remote teaching pedagogy and more, and are ready to help.

Funding Opportunity: COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant Program

The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) is soliciting proposals for limited, one-time funds available for short-term activities developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Prior to applying for COVID-19 RRGP funds, faculty are strongly encouraged to first determine if their project idea fits with a COVID-19 rapid response funding mechanism made available through an external sponsor.

UNL tenured/tenure-track and research faculty are eligible to serve as the Principal Investigator (PI). Co-Investigators (Co-Is) from UNL must hold a full-time appointment, but they do not need to hold a tenured/tenure-track or research faculty position. Co-Is also may be affiliated with other institutions.

Applicants may request up to $50,000 for a maximum 12-month project period.

External funding opportunities related to COVID-19 exist and are quickly emerging. Contact Jen Nelson or Nathan Meier to discuss COVID-19 RRGP eligibility and fit.

ORED Guide for Nebraska Researcher

The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED), in partnership with a research task force, has developed a website to guide Nebraska researchers in planning for COVID-19. At this time, UNL does not plan to restrict access to research spaces and will continue submitting proposals as normal.

Topics addressed on the website, which will be updated frequently, include:

  • Instructions for research groups on how to prepare in the event that full access is restricted, including identifying emergency personnel, setting up remote work options and meeting proposal deadlines.
  • Resources developed by ORED and the task force, including a spreadsheet on continuity planning for laboratories and research spaces.
  • Guidance from the Office of Sponsored Programs for grants and contracts, how to continue submitting proposals and meeting proposal deadlines under extenuating circumstances.
  • Guidance from the Institutional Review Board on conducting human subjects research during this time.
  • UNL travel guidelines.
  • Contacts for specific questions about how COVID-19 may affect research operations.
  • Resources from local, state, national and international sources, including how federal awards may be affected.