COVID-19 Guidance Summaries - Non-Federal Sponsors

Last updated: April 23, 2020

This page contains guidance received from non-federal sponsors with 10 or more active awards University-wide.

Note: Announcements and guidance for grant recipients related to COVID-19 received from any non-federal sponsor, regardless of the number of active awards, has been uploaded to the Document Repository at the bottom of the sponsor’s Organization profile in GMAS.

Information contained on this page has been either broadly disseminated to the public, or Harvard has received a communication from the sponsor with this information.

Many foundations have made a pledge in response to COVID-19. In summary:

“Now, more than ever, we must join forces in a commitment to best serve our grantees, who are supporting communities on the frontlines of this global pandemic, with flexibility and resources however we can.” Each foundation pledges to loosen or eliminate restrictions on existing grants; make new grants as unrestricted as possible; reduce or postpone reporting requirements and site visits; contribute to community-based emergency response funds.

Please see the Council of Foundations website for the complete pledge and the list of foundations who have signed it.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 13, 2020 
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policies
  • Late Proposal Submission: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Travel: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Salary: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Other: “We fully understand that meeting cancellations, gathering size limits, and institutional travel restrictions may make it impossible for grantees to fulfill agreed-upon grant activities as they were originally envisioned. No grantee will be penalized for having to delay or modify grant metrics due to disruptions caused by COVID-19.”

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American Cancer Society 

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 2020 
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Follow Harvard policy 
  • Late Proposal Submission: electronic app dues April 1, 2020; printed apps due May 1, 2020 at 5 pm  
  • Travel:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Salary: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: future funding is uncertain due to pandemic 

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American Heart Association

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 20, 2020
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy
  • Late Proposal Submission: any changes to August deadline will be announced in July
  • Travel: cancellation fees are allowed
  • Salary: up to 60 days of work stoppage
  • Stipend: up to 60 days of work stoppage
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: always available
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: no extension, contact if needed
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: no extension, contact if needed 

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Arnold Ventures (Laura and John Arnold Fund)

  • Date of latest Guidance: April 21, 2020
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy
  • Late Proposal Submission: no changes
  • Travel: Unrefundable travel and conference costs may require rebudgeting. Work with their staff to resolve.
  • Salary: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: All interim reports due in 2020 have been cancelled. If grantee wishes to submit material, user portal. All final reports due in 2020 extended by 3 months, unless already accommodated in last month. Some flexibility in formats.
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Other: Program lead will be in touch with further guidance, but be in touch if needed. Payments can be released if needed.

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Date of latest Guidance: April 23, 2020
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy
  • Late Proposal Submission: no changes
  • Travel: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Salary: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Other: There has been outreach from specific programs within the foundation requesting information.

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund

  • Date of latest Guidance: not dated 
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy 
  • Late Proposal Submission: extended to June 1, 2020 
  • Travel: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Salary: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Treatment of Subcontracts:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Other: “is committed to being flexible and forward-thinking”

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Cancer Research Institute

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 18, 2020
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy
  • Late Proposal Submission: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Travel:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Salary:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Other: Scientific research will provide the answers, more updates in months ahead

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Carnegie Corporation of New York

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 19, 2020 
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy 
  • Late Proposal Submission: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Travel: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Salary: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Treatment of Subcontracts:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI)

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 23, 2020
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy 
  • Late Proposal Submission: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Travel: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Salary: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: happy to approve NCE, as necessary and requested
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: adjustments, as necessary and requested 
  • Treatment of Subcontracts:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Other: provide flexibility. Reach out to program officer

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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 13, 2020 
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy 
  • Late Proposal Submission: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies  
  • Travel: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies  
  • Salary: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies  
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies  
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies  
  • Late RPPR / Reporting:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies  
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies  

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Democracy Funds Elections Team

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 13, 2020
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy
  • Late Proposal Submission: flexible as needed
  • Travel:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Salary: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: flexible as needed
  • Treatment of Subcontracts:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Other: will not be penalized for cancelling events, grant deliverables, making changes for health and safety. Grant payments will go on as planned

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European Commission

  • Date of latest Guidance: no guidance issued 
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy 
  • Late Proposal Submission: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Travel:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies  
  • Salary:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies  
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies  
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies  
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies   
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies  

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Evergrande – Greater Boston Consortium on Pathogen Readiness Evergrande COVID-19 Response Fund Awards

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 17, 2020
  • Evergrande COVID-19 website
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? RFP managed by Harvard
  • Late Proposal Submission: extremely compressed timeline, due March 24, 2020
  • Travel:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Salary:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Stipend:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Other: RFP in response to COVID-19

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Ford Foundation

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 16, 2020
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard guidance
  • Late Proposal Submission:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Travel: cancellation fees are allowed
  • Salary:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: upon request
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: upon request
  • Treatment of Subcontracts:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Other: maximum flexibility, individual best approach, can change payment schedule, will not rescind funding for cancelled events

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Genentech

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 24, 2020 
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard guidance 
  • Late Proposal Submission:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies  
  • Travel: open to having grant resources covering costs (including travel and cancellation) associated with COVID-19 related impacts to work 
  • Salary: Incomplete, follow Harvard guidance  
  • Stipend: Incomplete, follow Harvard guidance
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: will support extensions, as needed
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: will support extensions, as needed 
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies  
  • Other: Ask to be kept informed on the COVID-19 impact on programs and events

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Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 18, 2020
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy
  • Late Proposal Submission: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Travel:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Salary:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Late RPPR / Reporting:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Other: aim to be reliable partner, let them know how they can help, provide time and flexibility

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute

  • Date of latest Guidance: No guidance issued  
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Follow Harvard policy 
  • Late Proposal Submission:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies  
  • Travel:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies  
  • Salary:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies  
  • Stipend:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies  
  • Late RPPR / Reporting:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies  
  • Treatment of Subcontracts:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies  

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Human Frontier Science Program

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 23, 2020 
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Follow Harvard policy 
  • Late Proposal Submission: no extensions  
  • Travel: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Salary:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: will be considered if needed’ starts may be delayed if needed   
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: delays are allowable 
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Other: payments will continue to pay as scheduled; contact as necessary due to closures or any other reason

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John Templeton Foundation

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 19, 2020
  • John Templeton Foundation COVID-19 website
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy
  • Late Proposal Submission: proposal under review will continue as planned
  • Travel: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Salary: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Other: flexible about starting; will respond to grantee inquiries

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KeyW and Jacobs

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 20, 2020
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy
  • Late Proposal Submission: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Travel: travel restrictions, return protocols with 14 days of self-quarantine;
  • Salary: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Other: Imposed travel restrictions to China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, South Korea and Italy, others as they evolved, stop sending to conferences or KeyW Jacobs, impose 14 days of self-quarantine

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Knight Foundation (John S. and James L. Knight Foundation)

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 13, 2020 
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy 
  • Late Proposal Submission: review will continue with possible delays 
  • Travel: suspended all travel  
  • Salary: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Late RPPR / Reporting:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Treatment of Subcontracts:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Other: payments will continue, please reach out to describe your situation

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Life Sciences Research Foundation

  • Date of latest Guidance: No guidance issued 
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy 
  • Late Proposal Submission: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Travel: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Salary: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Late RPPR / Reporting:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Treatment of Subcontracts:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 

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MacArthur Foundation (John D. and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation)

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 16, 2020
  • MacArthur Foundation COVID-19 letter
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy
  • Late Proposal Submission: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Travel: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Salary: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Treatment of Subcontracts:  No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Other: grant officers are reaching out to identify how to help, will likely approve cancellations, modifications and extension of terms, payment terms

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Mellon Foundation (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation)

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 13, 2020
  • Mellon Foundation COVID-19 website
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy
  • Late Proposal Submission: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Travel: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Salary: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: upon request
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: three-month extension
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Other: staff is ready to assist and modify

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Mozilla Foundation

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 18, 2020
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy
  • Late Proposal Submission: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Travel: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Salary: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: upon request
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Other: can extend or reallocate; open to suggestions

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Neilsen Foundation (Craig H. Neilsen)

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 14, 2020
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy
  • Late Proposal Submission: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Travel: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Salary: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: upon request
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Other: funding will not be at risk if unable to meet deadlines. Staff will work with grantees and applicants in coming weeks

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Oak Foundation

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 16, 2020
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy
  • Late Proposal Submission: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Travel: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Salary: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Other: fully support decision orgs make to cancel or postpone meetings. Reach out for discussions.

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Open Society Foundation

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 16, 2020
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy
  • Late Proposal Submission: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Travel: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Salary: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 

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Packard Foundation (David and Lucille Packard Foundation)

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 23, 2020 
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy 
  • Late Proposal Submission: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies  
  • Travel: cancelled travel and events can be charged to grants
  • Salary: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies  
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies  
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies  
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: automatic 4 months extension of reports due between February 28, 2020 and June 30, 2020 and will consider other requested changes
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies  
  • Other: can expedite payments if requested. Keep in touch to request changes to original project or to redirect funds to another project, reach out

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Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation

  • Date of latest Guidance: No guidance issued 
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy 
  • Late Proposal Submission: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies   
  • Travel: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies   
  • Salary: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies   
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies   
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies   
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies   
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies   

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 5, 2020 
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy 
  • Late Proposal Submission: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Travel: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Salary: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Other: committed to being flexible. Timelines and deliverables may need to change. reach out to your contact

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Rockefeller Foundation

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 18, 2020
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy
  • Late Proposal Submission: if under review now, may be asked to revise by program
  • Travel: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Salary: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: upon request
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: extensions upon request
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Other: they remain flexible and committed

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Silicon Valley Community Foundation 

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 12, 2020 
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policies
  • Late Proposal Submission: Incomplete, follow Harvard policies
  • Travel: Incomplete, follow Harvard policies
  • Salary: Incomplete, follow Harvard policies
  • Stipend: Incomplete, follow Harvard policies
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: Incomplete, follow Harvard policies

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Spencer Foundation 

  • Date of latest Guidance: April 2, 20202 
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policies
  • Late Proposal Submission: No changes to deadlines
  • Travel: allowed, provide detail in required reporting 
  • Salary: Incomplete, follow Harvard policies
  • Stipend: Incomplete, follow Harvard policies
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: encouraged to use as allowed by current policy and budget reallocation. Request via email to extension@spencer.org.
  • Other: encourage creative activities or other formats, contact with ideas 

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Stuart Foundation

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 17, 2020
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy
  • Late Proposal Submission: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Travel: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Salary: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Other: open to changes as needed upon request

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Susan B. Komen Foundation

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 16, 2020
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy
  • Late Proposal Submission: staying with May 6 deadline, but another one follows in August
  • Travel: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Salary: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Other: converting events to virtual

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Wellcome Trust

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 23, 2020 
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? No, will pay for sick, self-isolating, or caregiving and for Coronavirus responders.  Nothing about others. 
  • Late Proposal Submission: all deadlines extended one week  
  • Travel: will pay cancellation fees if not otherwise reimbursed or refunded 
  • Salary: will supplement for the costs sick, self-isolating, or caretaking responsibilities. Will pay if you are working on a coronavirus response 
  • Stipend: will supplement for the costs sick, self-isolating, or caretaking responsibilities. Will pay if you are working on a coronavirus response 
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 

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William and Flora Hewlett Foundation 

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 31, 2020 
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy 
  • Late Proposal Submission: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Travel: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Salary: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies 
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Other: funding will continue 

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William T. Grant Foundation

  • Date of latest Guidance: March 18, 2020
  • Guidance consistent with Harvard? Incomplete, follow Harvard policy
  • Late Proposal Submission: staying with May 6 deadline, but another one follows in August
  • Travel: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Salary: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Stipend: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Continuation / No-Cost Extension: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Late RPPR / Reporting: report as usual with description of changes needed
  • Treatment of Subcontracts: No guidance; in lieu of guidance follow Harvard policies
  • Other: will be as flexible and understanding as possible, reach out if you want, but otherwise just describe changes in your next report

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