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Impact of COVID-19 on  Sponsored Programs

COVID-19 is a significant challenge that will continue to impact research on campus in the weeks ahead. Florida Tech’s Office of Sponsored Programs is coordinating efforts to maintain essential research administration functions while minimizing human interactions that could contribute to the spread of the virus.

Overview

  • Florida Tech has reduced on-campus personnel to those identified as essential, as determined by their managers and university leadership
  • Florida Tech Office of Sponsored Programs is open but operating remotely. We continue to process all proposals, agreements and awards. 
  • Given the impl

COVID-19 is a significant challenge that will continue to impact research on campus in the weeks ahead. Florida Tech’s Office of Sponsored Programs is coordinating efforts to maintain essential research administration functions while minimizing human interactions that could contribute to the spread of the virus.

Overview

  • Florida Tech has reduced on-campus personnel to those identified as essential, as determined by their managers and university leadership
  • Florida Tech Office of Sponsored Programs is open but operating remotely. We continue to process all proposals, agreements and awards. 
  • Given the implementation of a statewide lockdown in Florida and the increased need for social distancing due to the Coronavirus pandemic, IRB urges principal investigators to voluntarily pause all research involving direct person-to-person contact temporarily. Research conducted remotely without direct person-to-person contact may continue as per the IRB approved protocol. IRB remains operational in an online mode. Please direct any questions, comments or concerns to IRB chair Dr. Jignya Patel at fit_irb@fit.edu or Institutional Officer Mischka Maxwell at mmaxwell@fit.edu.
  • For questions regarding animal research, contact Laura Danner, Animal Program Manager and Contract Specialist, ldanner@fit.edu .

 

Florida Tech’s Office of Sponsored Programs staff are here to continue to support you in your research through this difficult time.  We encourage you to look out for one another and those in your communities. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out.

If you have any questions below is a list of contact information for the Office of Sponsored Programs

  • Vicki Borton, Administrative Assistant III, vborton@fit.edu, 321-674-8960
  • Donn Miller-Kermani, Ph.D., Vice President for Sponsored Programs, dkermani@fit.edu, 321-674-7648

Proposals, agreements, export controls, IACUC, and awards

  • Laura Danner, Contract Specialist, IACUC, Animal Program Manager, ldanner@fit.edu, 321-674-7274
  • Rebecca Haworth, J.D., Sr. Contract Specialist, Export Controls, rhaworth@fit.edu, 321-674-7309
  • Melanie Murphy, Contract Specialist, RLI, murphym@fit.edu, 321-674-7239

Grants accounting

 

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