2023 Government Shutdown: Information & Communications

As new information is released, this page will be updated to provide the latest information and resources.

November 15, 2023

The U.S. House passed a bipartisan bill providing temporary funding for the federal government on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, possibly delaying the government shutdown to early 2024. More details will be released as they are made available.

November 14, 2023

A federal government shutdown is possible starting on Friday, November 17, 2023. The staff in the Office of the Dean for Research (ODFR), and specifically the Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA), together with Sponsored Research Accounting in the Office of the Vice President for Finance and Treasurer, are closely monitoring the situation and will provide as much information as we can in the upcoming days given the circumstances.

  • Should there be a shutdown, all non-essential federal staff will be furloughed, as no appropriation bills have been signed. 
  • Non-essential staff would generally include those with whom the University works regarding research funding.
  • Embassies, consulates, and law enforcement would continue to operate though they may also experience disruptions.

The Office of the Dean for Research is carefully monitoring the impacts of the shutdown with Princeton's offices of Government Affairs, Finance and Treasury, the Dean of the Faculty, the Dean of the Graduate School and other partners of the research enterprise on campus.

In the meantime, ORPA stands ready to assist you with any shutdown-related questions or project/proposal-specific concerns you may have. Please reach out to your ORPA Representative or call or email for assistance: (609) 258-3091 | [email protected]

Affected Agencies


Previous Shutdown Information

In the News

  • 9/29/23: Science: U.S. researchers brace for likely government shutdown
  • 9/28/23: Nature: How a US government shutdown could disrupt science