Updated June 4, 2020 at 4:35 pm ---- This page provides links to resources relevant to researchers and graduate students in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The information will be updated as it becomes available. Please be sure to refer to the "Coronavirus Information: Updates for the Penn State Community" website linked below for the latest University updates.

Quick Links to Resources on this Page

Penn State Resources on COVID-19


Coronavirus Information: Updates for the Penn State Community

Remote Working (updated 3/23/20)

Remote Learning

Remote Teaching


Instructional Design and Support

Office of the Senior Vice President for Research

COVID-19 Information for Penn State Researchers

Graduate School

Penn State has extended the remote-delivery period for all classes through at least the spring semester. Examinations will also be administered remotely. Additionally, spring commencement ceremonies will be postponed while the University explores options for celebrating the achievements of our students. These decisions align with recommendations from the federal government that call for restricting of all gatherings of more than 10 people. Visit this link to read more about these changes. You also can review this FAQ for more information.

COVID-19 Updates for Graduate Students

Policy Updates

Resources for coping with anxiety and stress

Penn State Health Resources

Important Information about COVID-19

Updates from Federal Funding Agencies

Be sure to check the OSVPR updates on COVID-19 for the most up-to-date guidance for Penn State researchers.

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and the College of Agricultural Sciences research office and grants and contracts are expected to continue operations in the event of a University closure or remote-work scenario.

Federal agencies are providing guidelines and are regularly updating their information. Please see the links below for specific agencies (updated daily).

Council of Government Relations (COGR)

COGR's FAQs and Resources on COVID-19's Impact to Federal Awards (updated 4/22/20)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF Coronavirus Information

Proposal Submission & Award Management

Frequently Asked Questions

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH Updates on COVID-19 for Applicants and Recipients of Funding

Proposal Submission & Award Management

Peer Review

Human Subjects & Clinical Trials

Food and Drug Administration

Animal Welfare


NIFA COVID-19 Resources for Partners (updated 3/26/20)

US Department of Energy (DOE)

US Department of Defense (DOD)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

US Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Other COVID-19 Resources

Office for Research and Graduate Education


217 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802-2600

Office for Research and Graduate Education


217 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802-2600