Grant Proposal Actions During Government Shutdown

As you aware, the government is on a “shutdown.” As such, many government agencies are affected that require a furlough that limits or stops activities at government agencies. The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs has been informed that the National Science Foundation (NSF) will continue to accept proposals in accordance with published deadlines. You can find additional about the government shutdown for NSF proposers and grantees at the agency’s website.

Grants.gov system will remain in an “Operational Status.” Cayuse will also continue to be operational.

Faculty should be prepared to submit all proposals and reports according to published deadlines. We have not received any information regarding the extension dates of proposal deadlines.

All awards from federal sponsors are not being issued. If you are expecting a new award or the next phase of incremental funding, an advanced expenditure authorization form may be completed but is at the risk of the PI. If the funding is not provided by the sponsor, the PI will be responsible for all expenditures. All pre-spending requests approved by the appropriate department Chair. The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs may require additional information as part of their review before approving any advanced expenditure authorization forms.

We will continue to provide you with information as soon as we are able. Please do not hesitate to contact OSRP or at 312.567.3035 if you should have any questions.