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Updated April 3, 2020 - 1:00pm
The Office of Sponsored Projects is available virtually for all of our normal services including prospecting, proposal development and award management services.
Please check back regularly for sponsor specific updates. The OSP team continues to monitor sponsors for specific guidance regarding implications to project plans due to the coronavirus.
All PIs are required to adhere to our intitutional guidance regarding the coronavirus. Specific policies that may impact your sponsored project are below:
Please note that no in-person interviews may be conducted at this time.
On 3/26, SU has suspended hiring of all staff and temporary staff positions. Any exception to this hiring suspension for positions on sponsored projects must be discussed and have the written approval from the Provost. Please contact your Sponsored Research Officer if this impacts your project.
Updated 4/1: Updated guidance regarding students working remotely (see the Resources for Supervisors of Student Workers)
If your student worker is located outside of Washington state, you should then notify Payroll. Please consult with Human Resources before agreeing to employ a student worker residing outside of the United States.
The university is authorizing student workers to be paid according to their expected work schedules through the next pay period ending April 15, 2020. Students able to do their work will continue to report their time in the usual manner. Others will report the hours they would have worked but are not able to perform due to the disruption to campus services due to COVID-19. Student supervisors are responsible to review and approve each student worker’s timesheet submission.
(posted 3/20) On March 19, the OMB issued memo M-20-17 Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations addressing administrative implications for currently funded federal awards. Please contact OSP with any questions related to this memo, your award, or to understand how this memo impacts your federal award.
All OMB Memos can be reviewed here.
(updated 4/3) NSF's revised implementation of OMB memo M-20-17
Revisions from the original response on 3/24 include:
The NSF has developed a new website for the research community with detailed guidance on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes guidance for awardee organizations, researchers and reviewers of NSF proposals. Please note that this website will be updated as new developments arise. If you expect you’ll need an extension due to changes in your project plan, the NSF is referring to their standard guidelines where the first year no-cost extension is approved with submitted justification but additional extensions will require prior approval.
(posted 3/13) The NIH has put forth FAQs regarding impacts on grant related to the coronavirus. If you expect you’ll need an extension due to changes in your project plan, the NIH is referring to their standard guidelines where the first year no-cost extension is approved with submitted justification but additional extensions will require prior approval.
If you anticipate changes to your Murdock grant due to the coronavirus, please contact your SRO to assist in a communication plan to Murdock to discuss an adjustment to an upcoming report, deadline, or payment with your assigned program officer. More about how Murdock is responding to COVID-19.
If you have specific questions at this time, please do not hesitate to contact your Sponsored Research Officer or email email@example.com. We are happy to assist on a case-by-case basis and will coordinate with the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations and sponsor program officers, as needed.
We are available during regular business hours via email, phone, or to schedule a Zoom meeting: