Notre Dame Research Spending Guidance as a Result of COVID19

Posted on April 14, 2020. Note that some information or advice may have changed since posting.

Dear Colleagues

I write to provide additional guidance to the letter released on April 1, 2020, by EVP Shannon Cullinan related to fiscal controls being implemented at this time. There have been questions raised, particularly about how these fiscal controls apply to internal grant awards that have been issued by Notre Dame Research. This guidance should answer many of the questions you have about spending on internal awards, as well as other funds, although some situations may still be somewhat vague. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Joanna McNulty.

Note that this guidance applies only to internal grant awards originating with Notre Dame Research or the NDR SRI’s, centers, and institutes. If funding originated externally, please refer to this guidance posted earlier. If funding originated from a college or school, please consult with the Dean’s Office. 


Bob Bernhard
Robert J. Bernhard
Vice President for Research
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556