Due to a lapse in appropriated funding and the government’s failure to put a continuing resolution into place for fiscal year 2014, the federal government is under a partial shutdown, beginning at 12:00a.m. on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
As of October 1, 2013, there is no longer appropriated funding for Federal Agencies and they have implemented their contingency plans which can be viewed at the following url: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/contingency-plans. This list will be updated as additional agencies post their plans.
NSF has announced that if the government does shutdown on Tuesday, October 1, the NSF website including FastLane and Research.gov will be unavailable.
Please be aware that NSF staff generally will not be available to respond to emails or phone calls during the shutdown, but will respond to your inquiries as soon as practicable after normal operations have resumed.
NSF will issue follow-on guidance once the Federal Government resumes normal operations.
NIH has updated their Research Performance Progress Report to include two variations. If you have not already done so, make sure to read the Guide Notice NOT-OD-13-061 as it explains in detail the timeline for submitting reports. You can also visit March’s Items of Interest article on RPPR. Take note as part of the July release, the eSNAP option in Commons will be removed.