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.
The NCURA regional meeting has come to the Seacoast Region again and SPA will be taking advantage of the meeting's proximity and sending several staff members to participate on each of the three meeting days: April 30th, May 1st, & May 2nd.
Adequate coverage should be available during this time and specific contact information will be provided through Out of Office messages.
The question of how sequestration will impact our research programs is, as yet, largely unanswered. The political process has been unable to reach compromise and across-the-board budget cuts have been initiated. Across the Federal government, approximately $85 billion in budgetary resources have been canceled.