The Star-Friedman Challenge for Promising Scientific Research will briefly reopen to accept proposals related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the magnitude of the global crisis which emerged shortly after the original deadline in February, the Challenge is interested in expanding its application pool to include high-risk and high-impact research projects in the life, physical, and social sciences with relevance to COVID-19. Eligible faculty members may submit an application following the guidelines in the initial call for proposals. The deadline for submitting COVID-19 related proposals is 5:00pm EST on May 20, 2020.
Award notifications are expected by mid-June 2020. The interdisciplinary Challenge event, originally scheduled for May 7, 2020, has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. Future plans will be announced here as they are confirmed.