Coronavirus Information for CSU

We will update you as we have more information from sponsors. In the meantime, here is our plan. What you most need to know about OSP is 1) all but one OSP staff member is able to work from home, and 2) we are all using Microsoft Teams (especially the chat function) per the University guidelines. OSP is open for business!

Expectations for Externally Sponsored Research Investigators/Staff

If you are the Principal Investigator of a grant, cooperative agreement or contract (award) and you anticipate that your award deliverables will be delayed by the pandemic, please contact your Program Officer immediately to let them know of your work plan adjustments and CC the Director of Sponsored Programs ( on the communication.  Ashley will make sure that the OSP staff are aware.  Additionally, please prepare a brief explanation of the delay for your next progress report.  The explanation should outline the alternative work completed and your plan for accomplishing the original deliverables.

If you are planning to submit a proposal, OSP will continue to submit proposals while working remotely if necessary.  All new award applications should go through the usual review process including routing through KRPD.  Federal agencies are aware of the current challenges and we will share additional guidance as it becomes available.