COVID-19 and Sponsored Research - Coastal Carolina University
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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:


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

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.  

NIH LATE APPLICATION POLICY Due to Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (NOT-OD-20-082)

Flexibilities Available to Applicants and Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance Affected by COVID-19 (NOT-OD-20-086)

NIH LATE APPLICATION POLICY Due to Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (NOT-OD-20-091) 

Guidance from NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) on Coronavirus 

Coronavirus Assistance and Acquisition-Related Information and Resources 

Guidance from ONR (Office of Naval Research)

National Endowment for the Arts FAQs and Information for Applicants and Grantees in response to COVID-19

Guidance for NIH-funded Clinical Trials and Human Subjects Studies Affected by COVID-19  

General Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Proposal Submission and Award Management Related to COVID-19 (NOT-OD-20-083) 

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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