Agency Guidance and Flexibilities in Response to COVID-19

The Office of Sponsored Programs is maintaining a webpage where you can find useful updates, agency guidance, and other resources related to COVID-19. This page can be found at

Important Alert Regarding Proposal Submission March 19-23, 2020

Dear colleagues:

There will be disruption in the ability for OSP and Industry Engagement to submit proposals later this week.  IRBWise and eCoI will also not be available.  Please submit proposals and protocols before midday on March 19, 2020.

Federal Government Shutdown Guidance

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is closely monitoring the budget situation in Washington, D.C.. Impacts to application submission, award processing, and other tasks that require federal sponsor interaction are being assessed. Our commitment to help campus navigate sponsored programs administration is unchanged. We will continue to provide guidance as clearly and timely as possible.

Upcoming OSP Outreach (June and July 2018)

Greetings Colleagues! Here are some of the upcoming dates for OSP outreach and office hours.  These are additional ways for you to receive one-on-one support for your proposals and research administration needs.

We would also like to announce two additional office hours dates centered around NSF CAREER Proposals. These will be held in the RAB Seminar Room—come work on your CAREER proposals with your NSF Contracting Officers available to answer any questions you might have.

Grants Oversight and New Efficiency (GONE) Act Update

On January 28, 2016, President Obama signed the Grants Oversight and New Efficiency Act, or GONE Act. The goal of the GONE act is to review grant closeout procedures and identify why so many grants are not closed out by the end of the 90 day period provided in 2 CFR 200.

Subawards: Pre-Award Consideration Can Save You Post-Award Frustration

Recently, the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) has noticed that an increased focus on subrecipient monitoring has more agencies asking to see what type of risk assessment we perform on proposed subrecipients during the selection process.

Important Reminders: Closeout and Subagreements

Tips and Reminders from Karon Gray and Dana Simpson from OSP

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