The CCRP2 is committed to advancing new basic and applied research on COVID-19 and to train the next generation of scientists in pandemic research. This grant program will provide pilot funds to support COVID-19 research projects and provide training opportunities for Newark-based high school or college student*. We are accepting COVID-19 research proposals intended to begin new research, to study a new aspect of established research, or to supplement ongoing studies with demonstrable progress in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.

The proposal PI will receive up to $10,000 to support the research activity.

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Applicants should fill out an online proposal application, found at As part of this application, please plan to submit an abstract describing the project in plain language suitable for a layperson, a brief (no more than one page) description of the project including the envisioned contribution that will be made by the student-trainee, and provide a budget outline and narrative (see template attached for your convenience).

All applications must be submitted by 5 pm February 11, 2022.

*on-site research for students is contingent upon the public health status due to the COVID-19 pandemic; virtual internships will be supported regardless.