Research Guidance

DEAN FOR RESEARCH – Information for Researchers can be found here.

SRA/OMB – Sponsored Research Accounting (SRA) is pleased to share Office of Management & Budget (OMB) memorandum that provides short term relief for administrative, financial management, and audit requirements under 2 CFR Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, without compromising Federal financial assistance accountability requirements. This document addresses 13 areas of concern that are worth reviewing.  Continue to regularly review the Princeton COVID-19 FAQs and other sponsor guidance provided on ORPA’s website to remain up to date on COVID-19 and its evolving impact on sponsored research activities. Note that it is possible that a specific federal agency will issue guidance that supersedes OMB’s memorandum. If this occurs, SRA will notify us of the latest updates. For Non-Federal awards (foundations, corporations, etc.), we will have to reach out to them individually for guidance.

ORPA – FAQs can be found here.

NSF - The National Science Foundation has issued Important Notice No 146 to the Community Regarding COVID-19. NSF has also issued additional guidance on NSF’s implementation of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum (M-20-17), entitled, Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations. NSF has implemented flexibilities authorized by OMB from specific administrative, financial management and audit requirements contained in 2 CFR Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards without compromising accountability requirements. Questions specific to a particular award should be directed to the cognizant NSF Program Officer. NSF is working to update existing FAQs and other resources to reflect NSF’s new guidance and will keep you informed on their website.