JANUARY 19, 2018
ALL ACADEMICS AT UC SAN DIEGO
KEY ADMINISTRATORS/KEYSUPPORT STAFF
The Congress and the White House has not taken action on the FY 2018 budget and a midnight deadline today for a budget resolution or extension of the continuing resolution, is approaching. The FY 2018 budget process is uncertain at this time.
In the event of a federal government shutdown, the Office of Research Affairs will seek to maximize continuity of support for faculty research activities. The following is an initial guide for federally funded contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, and sub-awards:
*Spending may continue if the award has already been received, barring receipt of a Stop Work Notice or other such notification from the sponsor.
*Spending on awards or award modifications not yet received (new, continuing, or renewal) becomes the decision and risk of the PI's department. Advance approvals for specific projects will be considered if endorsed by the applicable Dean, and should be at levels needed to initiate or maintain the project.
*Award actions that are under negotiation (new, renewal, etc.) and multi-year contracts that end after the expiration of the Continuing Resolution (CR), may be put on hold by the sponsor.
*Deadline dates for submitting applications for funding opportunities previously published, should be considered unchanged until formal notifications are published or received advising of changes to the deadline dates.
The Office of Research Affairs will provide additional details to the campus community as the FY 2018 budget process becomes more certain.
If you have any questions regarding specific sponsored research contract or grant awards, for Academic Affairs or Health Sciences awards, contact Lisa Meredith (email@example.com) and for Scripps Institution of Oceanography, contact Nancy Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org).