Research Operations Guides

Resources ranging from summer employment and pay guidelines to cybersecurity tips and COVID-19 research funding opportunities — and more — are available on our Research Operations Guidance page.  

Proposal Submissions, Grant Management, and Federal Agency Updates

Updated: March 23, 2020

Purdue University’s grant management (SPS) is continuing its normal operations. Please refer to the COVID-19 SPS Resource Page for resources and updates.

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Federal Agencies are beginning to issue initial guidance for existing grants/contracts and future proposal submissions. Although very few changes have been announced, we anticipate that some proposal deadlines will be extended, and that future program solicitations may be delayed. The March 9, 2020 OMB memorandum also notes that the Administration is evaluating granting Federal Agencies the ability to extend flexibilities on such items as pre-award costs, no-cost extensions, and expenditure of funds for salaries and other program costs, to recipients whose operations have been adversely impacted in the emergency response related to COVID-19. Federal Agency updates are being compiled on the Purdue SPS website for quick reference by the Purdue research community.