All, an incredibly fast opportunity for COVID-19 related funding.


Dr. Art Pyster

Associate Dean for Research and Professor

Volgenau School of Engineering

George Mason University


Fellow and Founders Award Recipient

International Council on Systems Engineering


Founders Award Recipient

Systems Engineering Research Center



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From: Rebekah K Hersch <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 9:07 AM
To: Pat Gillevet <[log in to unmask]>, Arthur B Pyster <[log in to unmask]>, Rosemary D Higgins <[log in to unmask]>, Tonya T Neaves <[log in to unmask]>, Juliette R Shedd <[log in to unmask]>, Anthony E Kelly <[log in to unmask]>, Lisa C Kahn <[log in to unmask]>, Richard Klimoski <[log in to unmask]>, Michele Schwietz <[log in to unmask]>
Cc: Michael Laskofski <[log in to unmask]>, Aurali Dade <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Fast Grants - New Funding Opportunity Application Process


Dear Colleagues,


The Mercatus Center at George Mason University (through Emergent Ventures) recently announced the launch of Fast Grants to provide funding for scientific research on COVID-19. According to the funding announcement, “Science funding mechanisms are too slow in normal times and may be much too slow during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fast Grants are an effort to correct this.”


To be eligible for a Fast Grant, researchers MUST be:


Fast Grants MUST be used solely to expedite COVID-19-related science.


Funding Amounts and Period of Performance:




Application Process


Best regards,




Rebekah K. Hersch, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice President, Research Development

Research and Innovation Initiatives

George Mason University


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