COVID-19: Updates & Info

Addressing spatial distancing while promoting well-being. Implementing public health measures and informing policy. Combatting bias and discrimination to mitigate inequality. Tracking political responses and analyzing economic impacts. Promoting evidence-based communication, on and offline.  The social sciences tackle pressing social issues that are critical to understanding and addressing global crises like COVID-19. At the Center for Social Science Scholarship, we’re hosting virtual events, featuring research, and sharing expertise that brings the social sciences to bear on the COVID-19 pandemic. #UMBCtogether

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Send us a short video, photograph, or quote that explains how your research is tackling issues related to COVID-19, or how insights from your research or discipline help us understand this global crisis. Email your response to and we’ll feature them here and on social media!

COVID-19-specific funding opportunities

For information on UMBC’s response to the COVID-19 health crisis, visit