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COVID-19 Sponsor Guidance – updated 3/30/20

General Federal Guidance

Association of American Universities (AAU)

Council on Governmental Relations (COGR)

Lewis-Burke Associates

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)



Federal Sponsor Guidance

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Energy (DOE)

Department of Justice (DOJ)

Department of State (DOS)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

National Air and Space Administration (NASA)

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

National Institute of General Medical Science (NIGMS)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)

United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA)

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.

Arnold Ventures

John Templeton Foundation

MacArthur Foundation

RRF Foundation for Aging


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.