COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) and Sponsored Research at Coastal Carolina University (as of May 2020)
The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Services (OSPRS) continues to closely follow the COVID-19 outbreak. This page contains information about COVID-19 as it relates to sponsored research and other projects. This webpage will continue to be updated as new information is received. Please access the Coastal COVID-19 webpage for more general updates from the university.
Availability of the OSPRS
The OSPRS team is available to provide comprehensive services to faculty, staff and students. We can be reached by office phone, email or video-chat during the office hours of 8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment, as needed.
Stephanie Cassavaugh, Director (and new proposal contact), 843.349.5030
Patty Huffman, Grants Administration Coordinator, 843.234.3445
Liz Reed, Grants Business Assistant, 843.349.6547
Patty Carter, IRB Coordinator, 843.349.2978
For general questions, please send an email to: OSPRS@coastal.edu.
COVID-19 Funding Opportunities
For a listing of COVID-19 related funding opportunites, please explore this OSPRS COVID-19 Funding Opportunities PDF document. If you are interested in pursuing any of the attached opportunites or opportunities you've located on your own, please contact Stephanie Cassavaugh.
Human Subject Research
Please visit the COVID-19 and Human Research site for more information on IRB protocols and impacts here at Coastal Carolina University.
Allowability of costs
The OSPRS is reviewing questions related to the allowability of costs associated with any disruptions to sponsored research and other projects stemming from the coronavirus.
In order for a cost to be allowable, it will require consistent treatment across all funding sources.
The federal funding agencies are working on a unified message on these matters. Once it is published, OSPRS will share it with the research community.
Send questions to OSPRS@coastal.edu.
Current Guidance from Federal Agencies
Guidance from NSF (National Science Foundation) on Coronavirus
NSF has established a webpage with guidance specific to their agency with information for awardee organizations, researchers, and reviewers.
Guidance from NIH (National Institutes of Health) on Coronavirus and FAQs
NIH has issued the following Notices with guidance for applicants, awardees and institutions.
Guidance from NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) on Coronavirus
Guidance from ONR (Office of Naval Research)
Guidance from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) for Recipients and Applicants Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Due to Loss of Operations
NOAA has prepared guidance that explains how it will address each subject for recipients and applicants, where applicable, and in response to the OMB Memorandum M-20-17. The guidance is accessible at
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