Guidance for Sponsored Projects Impacted by COVID-19

The Office of Sponsored Projects is available virtually for all of our normal services including prospecting, proposal development and award management services. The OSP team continues to monitor sponsors for specific guidance regarding implications to project plans due to the coronavirus. Please check back regularly for sponsor specific updates.

All PIs are required to adhere to our institutional guidance regarding the coronavirus. Specific policies that may impact your sponsored project are below.

At this time, SU campus activities are restricted to essential personnel and operations only. SU's "planning is being carried out consistent with Governor Inslee’s Safe Start plan for reopening the state of Washington and public health guidance from the CDC, state and county, including guidance specific to higher education. Washington state has acted based on science and data throughout the crisis and has emphasized it will continue doing so in seeking to strike the right balance with a phased and gradual approach for reopening. It is a path Seattle University will continue to follow and adhere to closely." 

Thus, all research operations must be conducted remotely, following all social distancing protocols mandated by the state, county, city and university. 

Project Continuity Planning

If you are a PI on an active grant or a new award, please complete our Sponsored Projects Continuity Planning Form. This is an optional form used by the OSP to assist faculty and staff with externally-funded projects in identifying potential impacts to your sponsored project due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the related closures. 

Sponsored Projects Continuity Planning Form


Resources on continuing scholarship in a time of crisis


SU Policy Implications on Sponsored Projects

Sponsor-Specific Guidance

Coronavirus-related funding

Are you looking for funding for a project related to the coronavirus? GrantForward has compiled a list of grant opportunities related to the pandemic here.

Please contact your Sponsored Research Officer to support you in pursuing these opportunities.

OSP Contact Information

If you have specific questions at this time, please do not hesitate to contact your Sponsored Research Officer or email 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:

  • Sarah Bricknell, Sponsored Research Officer, Supporting PIs in: CAS, CCE, COE, STM, Law, Biology; | (206) 398-4407
  • Kara Luckey, Sponsored Research Officer, Supporting PIs in: ALB, CSE (except Biology), CON, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs; | (206) 398-4408
  • Jenna Isakson, Director,, | (206) 296-6161

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