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In an attempt to help our research community navigate the evolving effect of COVID-19 on UNC-Chapel Hill research operations, below is a list of resources from both federal institutions and UNC-Chapel Hill. This site will be updated regularly. General information about COVID-19 can be found on the CDC COVID-19 website and on the FDA COVID-19 preparedness website.

The UNC Office of Research Development also has a website for COVID-19 Funding Opportunities that is being updated regularly.

Federal Guidance

Federal Agency Guidance on COVID-19’s Impact on Proposals and Awards – V.5 (Matrix Table) April 28, 2020

Council On Governmental Relations (COGR) Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19’s Impact on Federal Awards (Updated March 31, 2020)

COGR Costing and Financial Compliance FAQs (April 9, 2020)

Office of Management and Budget Memorandum M-20-17Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by COVID-19 due to Loss of Operations (March 19, 2020).

Office of Management and Budget M-20-20: Repurposing Existing Federal Financial Assistance Programs and Awards to Support the Emergency Response to COVID-19 (April 9, 2020)

Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) Guidance on COVID-19April 8, 2020

Institutional and Agency Responses to COVID-19 and Additional Resources: COGR Lists relevant notices from various institutions. Below are quick links to some notices from the NIH, NSF and DOE that may be of particular interest to our SOM faculty:









COVID-19 Federal Guidance FAQs from the Association of American Universities – May 20

Office of Management and Budget Memorandum: Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by COVID-19 (March 9, 2020)

USAID COVID-19 Partner GuidanceInformation from the Office of Acquisition and Assistance in the Bureau for Management of the USAID

Message from the Administration for Children and FamiliesDiscusses available short-term relief for administrative, financial management, and audit requirements.


UNC-Chapel Hill Internal Guidance

The impact of COVID-19 on research throughout UNC is rapidly evolving. Below are recent notices and policies related to research at UNC-Chapel Hill

Tip Sheet for Clinical Research Teams During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Office of Vice Chancellor for Research Responds to COVID-19: Information about the state of research at UNC during the COVID-I9 outbreak. – Updated March 26, 2020

Temporary UNC Policy on Human Subjects-Related Research Visits at UNC-Chapel Hill during COVID-19 OutbreakEffective March 13, 2020

UNC-Chapel Hill COVID-19 Resource Website: This resource includes up-to-date important information about the effect of COVID-19 on University operations and North Carolina.

Mental Health / Emotional Support Resources for Co-workers, Providers, and ScientistsThis website has information and resources to help our community practice self-care and find support.