Keep Researching

As our University progresses through the phases of reopening, how we approach our research, scholarship, and creative activities requires careful consideration. The health and welfare of our students, faculty, staff, and community is paramount. 

To assist our scholars through this process, a taskforce of faculty, staff, and students has created the UNCG Guide to Ramping Up, Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities.

This guide will help you develop Ramp-Up Reentry Plans for scholarly activities you would like to resume or launch before our campus returns to normal operations.

Ramp-Up Reentry Plans must be reviewed and approved before these activities may begin. 

The Guide to Ramping Up is a dynamic document, so check back for updates regularly. We will also continue to host other important resources for our scholars below. 

UNCG continues to monitor the coronavirus and associated COVID-19 disease. Be sure to check the UNCG COVID-19 page and the Office of the Provost page as they contain important information and are updated regularly.

External Sponsor Communications


Communications with sponsors. Prior to contacting any external sponsor regarding changes to submissions, funded projects, reports, etc., PIs should first contact their OSP specialist for proposals and project pending awards, and both your OSP and C&G specialist for funded projects. 

If you receive updates from your sponsor regarding a funded project, please forward them to your OSP and C&G specialists and OSP Director Valera Francis at vtfranc2@uncg.edu immediately.

Institution- and Agency-Specific Guidance. For the most up-to-date listing of official sponsor guidance, please see Institutional and Agency Responses to COVID-19 from the Council on Government Relations and COGR's FAQs and Resources on COVID-19's Impact to Federal Awards. This site contains links to both federal and non-federal sponsors.

Updated 4-28-20 12:35 p.m.

Finance, HR and Travel


For more information on finance, HR, travel, and other Finance and Administration unit operations (including facilities like campus mail), go to https://faa.uncg.edu/covid-19 and https://update.uncg.edu/return-to-work.

Updated 5-27-20 4:55 p.m.

Students Involved in Research


Across the University, undergraduates and graduate students are involved in sponsored research and scholarship. The safety, physical and mental health, and welfare of our students is paramount. We are committed to maintaining their financial support, ensuring learning outcomes through scholarly activity, and supporting the continuity of student projects. 

Student involvement in research, scholarship, and creative activities must be documented in Ramp-Up Reentry Plans.

Updated 3-19-20 11:59 a.m.

Professional Self Care


We are an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. To support their members, NCFDD has curated a list of resources specifically for the current climate. Set up your account with NCFDD to access those resources.

Updated 4-2-20 3:36 p.m.