Loyola University Chicago

Office of Research Services

Resources & External Funding Updates


Office of Research Services

COVID-19 Statement

The Office of Research Services (ORS) will continue to monitor the situation surrounding the COVID-19 response and the impact it has on the research community. Loyola University Chicago is committed to ensuring the well-being and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. In response to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States and abroad. For the most up to date University information regarding the activities, which will continue on campus, the University is maintaining a Coronavirus (COVID-19) website.

ORS will continue to provide proposal and grant support during this time.  ORS Staff will remain available to assist the research community while observing all necessary safety precautions and government-imposed actions.  Our compliance meetings will remain on schedule to ensure projects are not delayed, however as everyone’s health and well-being is the top priority, ORS will conduct these meetings via Zoom.

Additionally, our colleagues in Sponsored Program Accounting (SPA) will continue to provide their support to all, in order to ensure all sponsor requirements and all university obligations are met.  They have also requested that all communication be done through phone or electronic mediums (i.e. email, skype, zoom) during this time. 

ORS staff are available online and will be returning messages as quickly as possible (Contact information for ORS staff).  In the event you have problems reaching someone or have a specific concern, please send an email to ors@luc.edu .  As more information and guidance becomes available, we will continue to further post updates.

If additional assistance is needed, please contact:


Director, Office of Research Services
Angelica Vaca
Phone: 773-508-2480


Senior Director, Sponsored Program Accounting
Brian Slavinskas
Phone: 312-915-8723


Frequently Asked Questions for Researchers


Researchers affiliated with the Health Sciences Division can find additional information here.


External Funding Updates

(updated as information becomes available)


Council on Government Relations (COGR):

Office of Management and Budget (OMB):  The Office of Management and Budget has identified agency actions to relieve short term administrative, financial management and audit requirements under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, without compromising Federal financial assistance accountability requirements.

Huron: Agency Response to OMB Guidance

National Institutes of Health (NIH): 

National Science Foundation (NSF): 

Department of Energy:

Department of Defense:

Department of Justice:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA):

USDA - National Institute of Food and Agriculture:

United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity:

Food and Drug Administration:

Department of Health and Human Services (3/14/20):

Administration for Children and Families (ACF)