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The Office of Research and Engagement has created a webpage to monitor how the campus is affected when a government shutdown occurs.


ORE has compiled a list of links to useful information, including agency contingency plans and the Office of Management and Budget’s guidance during a lapse in appropriations; updates, including the latest media reports; and communication from Robert Nobles, interim vice chancellor for research, and Jean Mercer, assistant vice chancellor for research director of sponsored programs. Later today, frequently asked questions related to research grants and proposals and student aid will be posted.

Please contact Jean Mercer (, 865-974-2465) if you have any additional questions and continue to check the webpage for additional updates until the shutdown is resolved.