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COVID-19 Sponsor Guidance

General Federal Guidance

Federal Sponsor Guidance

NIH provides updates on a daily basis. Please regularly check the links below for the latest information.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

All Other Federal Sponsor Guidance

  • Coronavirus Acquisition-Related Information and Resources (continually updated)

Non-Federal Sponsor Guidance

Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research (March 17)

  • The Rally Foundation has extended the submission deadline for the Career Development Award until Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. EST. Additionally, given that staff are working remotely, e-signatures will be allowed on the signature pages.

Simons Foundation


Who to Contact at Vanderbilt University for More Information

Some sponsor guidance concerns proposals, contracts and subcontracts, and non-financial award set-up.  Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA), an office within the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, continues to provide all of its usual pre-award support including proposal submission to external sponsors, contract negotiation, non-financial award set-up, and end-user support for the VU Coeus and PEER electronic research administration (ERA) systems, among others.  For information about proposals, contracts and subcontracts, and non-financial award set-up, contact SPA through the SPA staff directory.

Some sponsor guidance concerns award finances.  As a reminder, post-award financial administration is managed through the Office of Contract and Grant Accounting (OCGA), which is not part of Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) or the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.  For information about post-award financial administration, contact OCGA through the OCGA staff directory.