March 1, 2013
NSF and NIH have issued statements explaining how they will handle the reduction in funding that will result from sequestration. NSF expects FY13 appropriations to be reduced by 5%. The result will be approximately 1000 fewer new research grants. NIH Institutes and Centers will each develop approaches to deal with the reductions. These approaches are expected to include reduced FY13 levels for non-competing continuation grants and fewer new competing awards. Links to the full text of the announcements are:
For more information on the impact of sequestration on federally funded university research, see the website of the Association of American Universities www.aau.edu and www.scienceworksforus.org a project of the Association of American Universities, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Science Coalition.
Kathleen Harris, Ed.D.
Senior Associate Vice President for Research
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-1035