As the COVID-19 crisis in India escalates, the thoughts of the University of Chicago community are with our friends and colleagues in India. Our faculty, students, colleagues, and friends around the world have profound professional and personal ties in India, and feel the impact of the current situation deeply. Our Center in Delhi and its staff are physically located in the heart of the crisis. As Vice President for National Laboratories, Science Strategy, Innovation, and Global Initiatives at the University of Chicago, I express our wishes for speedy improvements and a return to sustained health and safety in the region.
During this difficult time, we recognize that members of the University of Chicago community are looking for ways to help. On the page linked below, we have gathered a set of opportunities identified in recent press articles and other external sources as contributing to the procurement of resources and relief for hospitals and COVID care facilities in India or supplying aid directly to affected residents. Some members of the University of Chicago community have also organized internally to provide direct aid through known connections. Should you wish to connect regarding a different type of local aid or to learn more about how you can help, the Center in Delhi is a resource. You can always reach the Delhi Center staff at email@example.com. In addition, should you know of international students at the University of Chicago who are struggling, please refer them to the many support resources available through the University as well as through their individual school or academic program.
As a reminder, before giving money to an organization, please make sure you feel comfortable with it. In the United States, sites like Guidestar and Charity Navigator grade nonprofits on their effectiveness and financial health. For India-based organizations, GuideStar India and GlobalGiving provide guidance on local NGOs.
Juan de Pablo
Vice President for National Laboratories, Science Strategy, Innovation, and Global Initiatives
Liew Family Professor, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
The University of Chicago
Argonne National Laboratory
The list below is provided solely for informational purposes and does not constitute an endorsement of the organizations, their views, or their services by the University of Chicago. Please ensure you are comfortable with the resource(s) before making any contributions.