Call to support research projects on the social impact of covid-19 (LL20-3)



The aim of the call was to support research projects on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Portuguese society.

The call was open to research projects that could complete the entire path from hypotheses to conclusions within a maximum period of 6 months and present the results of the research in an outreach article to be published by the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa”.

The selection process of the proposals received was conducted by academic experts from the field of social sciences. The projects remained anonymous throughout the evaluation process.

The projects finally selected were as follows:

  • Mental health after infection: Effects of Covid-19 on survivors’ psychosocial functioning
    Inês Trindade, CINEICC, University of Coimbra, Portugal

  • COVID-19 pandemic and early education services for 0-3 children: Educational and social impact
    Sara Barros Araújo, Centre for Research and Innovation in Education (inED)

  • Whose Lives Should Be Saved? Patients’ Race/Ethnicity and Medical Rationing during the COVID-19 Pandemic 
    Ana Filipa Albuquerque Madeira, Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa

  • Teaching and learning at distance in Portugal during COVID-19 times    
    Luís Miguel Rainho Catela Nunes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Nova School of Business and Economics

  • Measuring the poverty and inequality impact of Covid-19 and the cushioning effect of policies 
    Joana Silva, Universidade Católica Portuguesa



António Fidalgo – Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Clare Vaughan – Newcastle University
Claudia Custodio – Imperial College London
Eva Schliephake – Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Francisco Queiró – Nova School of Business and Economics (Portugal)
Geraldo Cerqueiro – Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Ioana Chioveanu – University of Nottingham
Jenny Smith – Social Investment Business (UK)
João Ferrão – Universidade de Lisboa
Jorge García-Hombrados – Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Marta Bucholc – Universität Bonn
Marta Fraile – Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain)
Miguel Ferreira – Nova School of Business and Economics (Portugal)
Teresa Molina-Millán – Universidad de Alicante

16 November 2020