COVID-19 FAQs for NDI Faculty Research Grants


International travel is essential to my research. What should I do?

The University’s international travel restrictions have been adjusted for summer 2021 to allow for some travel while still focused on protecting the health of individuals and the ND community.  Please see Summer 2021 University Travel Policy for details. Please be aware that, as of now, these adjustments are for Summer 2021, i.e., the period from May 23, 2021 and August 20, 2021 only.

Research Timeline/Planning

My research will be severely impacted by travel restrictions to date and other factors associated with COVID-19, what should I do?

NDI recognizes that research which engages international collaborations may be impacted by the current situation. Access to international facilities and other variables may also factor into delays. Please contact Geraldine Meehan ( with any concerns regarding such delays and to discuss a no-cost extension to your award.


Should I track budgetary impacts on my research due to the coronavirus, and if so, how?

If you incur budgetary impacts due to COVID-19, you should track those expenses on a spreadsheet and keep associated receipts (if available). These can be discussed with and submitted to Geraldine Meehan at

Do we cancel or adjust on-campus research-related gatherings or conferences beyond summer 2020?

All events should be postponed until at least January 1, 2021 with the understanding that further postponement may be necessary. Because the situation continues to evolve, please check your emails regularly and follow updates on for up-to-date information.