UConn Sponsored Program Services is closely monitoring developments in Washington, D.C., and evaluating the likelihood of a federal government shutdown and its potential impact on UConn research activity. The U.S. Government is currently operating under a Continuing Resolution, which extends the deadline for passage of spending bills from September 30 to November 17, 2023.
As with previous federal government shutdowns, researchers with active federally sponsored grants and contracts will generally be instructed to continue work unless the project requires significant involvement of federal employees. Investigators may receive instructions from their contracting or program officers; if you receive such information, please notify your SPS contact noted below, immediately. Federal personnel will not be available.
No sponsor-specific guidance on how a potential federal government shutdown may impact submission of new or competing proposal submissions has yet been provided, though agencies have developed Contingency Plans. We anticipate that some agencies will not be available to process proposals and that others will retain submitted proposals for processing when normal operations resume. If you are preparing an application or progress report for an upcoming submission deadline, please continue to prepare those documents for an on-time submission; however, we encourage you to monitor further updates for specific guidance and the potential for those deadlines to be extended.
SPS will continue to monitor agency specific communications regarding the potential shutdown and provide detailed updates and specific guidance via this page and email.