The National Science Foundation has put out some information regarding its operations during a possible shutdown of the federal government. If the government shuts down:
- As of midnight, the NSF website, FastLane, Research.gov, any NSF e-mail address and all telephones will be unavailable.
- NSF grants will not be obligated or disbursed during the funding hiatus.
- Current awardees may continue their operations with NSF funds that are already obligated.
The official NSF policy for shutdown procedures is available here: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/shutdown11001/shutdown11001.pdf.