The big picture: The new Federal fiscal year starts Oct 1st, but appropriations bills are still in limbo. With the talk of a “government shutdown” looming, be aware how this can impact extramural research.
- Researchers should take appropriate steps now to ensure smooth research operations in the event that a full shutdown occurs.
Why it matters: A full or partial shutdown has the potential to disrupt your research. Researchers should stay proactive and informed to navigate potential challenges and ensure continuity.
- Continuing Resolution:
Government and research activities proceed as usual. Any new awards using FY24 funds might face delays until a full budget is passed.
- Full/Partial Government Shutdown:
If it happens, each agency will chart its own course. All currently active/awarded projects should continue unless advised otherwise by your sponsor.
Proactive Tips for Researchers:
- Submit NCE early: If you will need a no-cost extension and have grants ending between October-December 2023, consider requesting these early.
- Clear the Air: Sort out any looming issues with your program officials before September end, as they may be out of office during a shutdown.
- Stay on Track: Stick to the guidelines for proposal submissions. Keep an eye on agency updates for changes to deadlines after Sept 30th.
- Plan Ahead: Sponsor award issuance delays can be mitigated by submitting an Advance Account Request to SPA via ADIS. Guidance on advance account requests can be found here.
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