Prof. Chan Improving the Usability and Value of Human Mobility Data for Future Pandemic Disasters

Project: Research project

Project Details


Description: The Peter G. Peterson Foundation Pandemic Response Policy Research Fund
(the “Fund”), established with a $1 million grant from the Foundation, will make awards to
selected applicants in order to fund certain pandemic-related research projects.
Purpose: To advance understanding of effective policy responses to the COVID-19
pandemic and improve future preparedness through support for Northwestern University’s
pioneering and interdisciplinary research on the U.S. economy and healthcare system.
Research Project Selection Process:
 Rapid grant application process: One or two funding rounds in response to call(s)
for proposals promoted through Northwestern’s internal communications and
through online convenings, as appropriate
 Selection committee: 3-6 faculty leaders, including representatives from the Office of
Research, the Institute for Policy Research, the Kellogg School of Management, and
the Feinberg School of Medicine, will evaluate the proposals through a rigorous
selection process and make recommendations to the Vice President for Research. The
Committee will represent a diversity of disciplines, experience and backgrounds
 Consultation: The Committee is encouraged to consult with Foundation and Center
staff during the review process for each funding round to promote alignment with the
Foundation’s and Center’s objectives and to mitigate potential reputational risks for
Effective start/end date3/1/218/31/24


  • Peter G. Peterson Foundation (21048)


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