FedEx Institute of Technology
COVID-19 RESEARCH GUIDELINES
The Division of Research & Innovation has developed a series of guidelines for research labs to reopen and restart their on-going research.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
The FedEx Institute of Technology remains open to assist researchers, corporate clients and the Memphis tech community. Our staff members are available to assist you Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Please contact us at 901.678.1596 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule and conduct a meeting via telephone or BlueJeans/Zoom/Skype for Business video conferencing. Being mindful of the current situation, we are practicing "social distancing" to minimize interpersonal contact and deter face-to-face meetings. For questions specifically related to training or cluster research projects, contact Raminder Lotay at email@example.com or Mary Ann Dawson at firstname.lastname@example.org. For outreach with the local tech community (including meetups, hackathons, etc.) that have partnered with the Institute, contact Raminder Lotay at email@example.com.
Budgetary Inquiries for Grants
I received funding (e.g. FIT Development Grant, Gap Funding, etc.) to conduct my research
project, however the situation surrounding COVID-19 response may interrupt or delay
the work being performed. Will an extension be granted to utilize the funds beyond
Answer: The nature of these funds is such that they must be spent by the designated deadline so extensions are unlikely and unused funds have to be re-designated to other research needs. Please do your very best and consider alternate solutions (e.g. hiring additional students, ordering products from another vendor, etc.) to assist with the research project being completed on time.
How are training programs being delivered?
Given the current situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the FedEx Institute of Technology has transitioned all of its emerging technologies training programs to virtual sessions. To learn more, contact Rami Lotay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will the cost of a training remain the same?
Costs associated with training remains consistent, as they relate to the costs for instructors and facilitation vendors.
Do I receive a certificate upon completion of the training?
Yes, you will receive a certificate of completion once training is complete. An electronic certificate will be sent to the email address listed/used for registration.
Will meetups be hosted at the FedEx Institute of Technology, or can meetups be held
While the building itself is open to faculty and staff, we are currently not hosting any events, as outlined by recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control.
Can you help me move my meeting online?
If you're a member of faculty or staff, the University of Memphis Information Technology Services has the information you need: memphis.edu/umtech.
I still have a question...
We can help! Contact us at email@example.com.