NSF Standard Grant for Disability Expertise and Design Justice for Post-COVID Equity


The NYU Center for Disability Studies has received a National Science Foundation Standard Grant for the project, “Disability Expertise and Design Justice for Post-COVID Equity.” The $618,490 grant–awarded to Principal Investigator Mara Mills, and co-PIs Faye Ginsburg and Rayna Rapp–will support the Disability COVID Chronicles, which will analyze the lives of disabled and chronically ill people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers will collaborate with community members to collect memories, stories, artwork, and other materials to build a publicly accessible archive.

Submit materials! We invite members of disabled and chronically ill communities to participate in this project by sharing their stories here.

Photograph of a painted mural by artist Chella Man, depicting illustrated hands spelling out the message “Black Disabled Trans Lives Matter” in American Sign Language. The letter “a” in the words “black,” “disabled,” and “trans” are all connected. The hands are colored using the colors of the trans and Pride flags (including black and brown). Learn more about this art work on Chella Man’s website.

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