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COVID-19 Guidance for the Research Community

The Office of Sponsored Projects is closely following COVID-19 outbreak and how it relates to the conduct of research and sponsored projects. This site contains information, guidance, and actions being taken in response to daily changes. It will continue to be updated frequently as new information is received.

As of March 16th, OSP staff will be working remotely. At this time, all OSP services are currently unaffected, including proposal review, submission, and post-award processing. In the event OSP experiences staffing shortages, we will prioritize proposal review and submission. If staffing shortages continue, OSP may not be able to provide a full review of proposals but will instead perform limited compliance review for University institutional standards. It is very important that you communicate with your assigned Sponsored Projects Officer as soon as you know you will be applying for a grant - and throughout - to ensure the successful submission of an application. OSP will not be able to review proposal drafts during this period. Please provide OSP with your proposal applications in final form (ready to send to the sponsor) at least 5 business days prior to the submission deadline.

COVID-19 Related Impacts

Many project PI's and administrators are being effected by the negative impacts of COVID-19 and related harships. 

Close communication is vitally important. We encourage you to contact agency program managers and other sponsor representatives as soon as possible, in writing and by phone, to notify them of specific challenges and likely cost impacts. Written responses from applicable sponsors that grant permission and approval for changes (and approval for any other costs not normally chargeable to awards) should be requested and obtained as soon as possible. The Office of Sponsored Projects can help facilitate those communications as needed.

Please complete the COVID-19 Impacts Survey and we will have your OSP representative follow-up with you for assistance. 

VPR Updates

The Vice President for Research (VPR) Office has published a Central Research Operations Guidance for Research Planning and Continuity website consolidating information from each research support department and daily Resesarch Community Updates.  

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Last Updated: 5/5/20