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Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resources Related to Sponsored Programs

Below is a list of resources for updates on COVID-19 and how it relates to sponsored programs. Click on the link at the left for updates regarding the University of Rochester operations.

UR Resources

  • July 6, 2020 Message from Vice Provost for Research Rick Waugh - OMB poilcies regarding payment of idle individuals from federal grants
  • May 2020 - UR Furlough Exemptions Policy
  • COVID-19 Shared Resource Labs' Policies
  • AS&E Process Guidelines for NY State Phase 1 Lab Reopening
  • May 13, 2020 Reopening Research Labs at the University - Update
  • May 7, 2020 Message from Provost Rob Clark - Restarting Research
  • May 6, 2020 URMC Faculty Newsletter - Guidance for Research Reboot
  • URMC Guidance for Researchers
  • Guidance for Human Subject Research
  • UPDATE – Important Information on Ramp Down of Lab-based Research: Email from Provost Clark
  • University of Rochester - Effective Social Distancing in a Lab Setting


  • Sponsor Resources and Updates

  • OMB Memorandum M-20-26 “Extension of Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations”
  • NIH's Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-26
  • NSF's Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-26
  • AFOSR - Guidance for COVID-19 No Cost Extensions
  • AHA - Notice to the AHA Research Community
  • AHRQ - Flexibilities Available to AHRQ Recipients and Applicants Directly Impacted by COVID-19 Due to Loss of Operations
  • UPDATED 07/08/20 CDC - Flexibilities Available to Applicants and Recipients of Federal Assistance Affected by COVID-19
  • COGR's FAQs and Resources on COVID-19's Impact to Federal Awards
  • COGR - Federal Agency Guidance on COVID-19's Impact on Proposals and Awards (matrix)
  • DOD - Research Proposers and Awardees Impacted by COVID-19 FAQs
  • DOE - Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-17
  • DOE - Accommodating Interruptions due to COVID-19
  • HRSA - COVID-19 Information
  • NASA Coronavirus Response Information
  • NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SPD-36) Augmentations and Funded Extension Requests in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
  • NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) FAQs on Grants and Research during the COVID-19 Epidemic
  • NEA - Message from the Chariman on COVID-19 (includes FAQs)
  • NIH NOT-OD-20-118: Guide Notice of Information Highlighting Harmonization and Data Sharing Expectations for Supplement and Revision Projects Addressing Social, Behavioral, Economic and Health Impacts of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
  • NIH NOT-OD-20-123: Special Exception to the NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Post-Submission Material Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • NIH - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - COVID-19 Flexibilities
  • NIH -COVID-19: Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding
  • NIH FAQs regarding Proposal Submission and Award Management related to COVID-19
  • NIH UPDATED Late Application Policy due to COVID-19
  • NIH Flexibilities Available to Applicants and Recipients of Federal Assistance Affected by COVID-19
  • NIH Guidance for NIH-Funded Clinical Trials and Human Subjects Studies Affected by COVID-19
  • NIH Flexibilities for Assured Institutions for Activities of Institutions Animal Care and Use (IACUCs) Due to COVID-19
  • NSF Coronavirus Information
  • NSF Guidance on Implementation of OMB Memorandum 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”
  • NSF Guidance on Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-20: “Repurposing Existing Federal Financial Assistance Programs and Awards to Support the Emergency Response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)””
  • NSF FAQS about COVID-19
  • NYS DOH COVID-19 Contractor FAQs
  • OLAW Pandemic Contingency Planning and Its Impact on Animal Care
  • OMB M-20-17: Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by COVID-19 due to Loss of Operations
  • ONR - COVID-19 Assistance and Acquisiton-Related Information and Resources
  • ONR - Guidance for Submitting Help Desk Tickets to askDFAS in Order to Resolve Payment Issues
  • SAMHSA - COVID-19 Information for SAMHSA Discretionary Grant Recipients
  • USAMRAA's COVID-19 FAQs
  • USAMRAA's COVID-19 Guidance for Grants & Cooperative Agreements Update