Federal Relations

NIST Announces Funding for Research Facilities

Yesterday, February 25, NIST announced a new competition for grants for the construction of new or expanded scientific research buildings at institutions of higher education and nonprofit organizations. NIST has $50 million available for the cost-sharing grants and anticipates funding 3 to 5 projects with grants of $10 to $15 million each. The grants will

This Week on Capitol Hill, Feb 22-26

Last week Congress was in recess for Presidents’ Day District Work Period.  Business was also impeded the week before due to the blizzard that hit Washington DC.  This week brings Congress back to face jobs creation and health care legislation.   MONDAY The Senate laid the way for a vote of the jobs creation bill, which

Arden Bement Leaving NSF

Courtest of the National Science Foundation February 4, 2010 ARLINGTON, VA – Arden L. Bement, the director of the National Science Foundation, has been named to lead Purdue University’s new Global Policy Research Institute (GPRI) in West Lafayette, Ind. Bement will begin his new post as the director of GPRI–which will draw on seven different

Jobs Agenda Replaces Jobs Bill in Senate

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), reflecting the reality imposed by the loss of a fillibuster-proof majority, has articulated that he intends to move several small jobs measures through the chamber — as opposed to one large bill — in order to attract some Republican support for non-controversial items. Senator Reid indicated a desire to

FY11 NOAA Below the Surface

Courtesy of the NOAA Research Staff To Friends and Partners of NOAA Research: The President has released the fiscal year (FY) 2011 budget request for federal agencies. For FY 2011, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) requests a total appropriation of $5,554,458,000, an increase of $806,105,000 over the FY 2010 enacted level. NOAA requests

FY11 Budget Overview

Despite an overall spending freeze proposal from the Obama administration, the student aid and research priorities of the higher education community faired relatively well in the President’s Budget Request for FY11. Within the Department of Education, the PBR seeks to increase the maximum Pell grant to $5,710 in FY11 from the current $5,550 level. More importantly,

FY11 Budget Request Materials Available for Additional Agencies

As noted in previous posts, the President’s Budget Request (PBR) for FY11 was released yesterday. Previous posts have captured budget information for federal agencies of particular importance to the University of Washington. This post captures budget request information for several agencies (Agriculture, NOAA, NASA, NIST, Defense, USGS, NEA, NEH, EPA, VA). Links to detailed agency

National Institutes of Health FY11 Budget Request

Yesterday, the President’s Budget Request (PBR) for FY11 was released. The PBR contained the items of note, listed below, within the National Institutes of Health request. AGENCY/PROGRAM FY10 FINAL FY11 PBR % CHANGE National Institutes of Health 31,247.0 32,247.0 3.20 Office of the Director 1,177.0 1,220.5 3.70 National Cancer Institute 5,101.7 5,264.6 3.19 National Heart, Lung, and

National Science Foundation FY11 Budget Request

Yesterday, the President’s Budget Request (PBR) for FY11 was released. The PBR contained the items of note, listed below, within the National Science Foundation request. AGENCY/PROGRAM FY10 FINAL FY11 PBR % CHANGE National Science Foundation 6872.5 7424.4 8.03 Research and Related Activities 5563.9 6018.8 8.18 Education and Human Resources 872.8 892.0 2.20 Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction

Department of Education FY11 Budget Request

Yesterday, the President’s Budget Request (PBR) for FY11 was released. The PBR contained the items of note listed below for higher education within the Department of Education budget. AGENCY/PROGRAM FY10 FINAL FY11 PBR % CHANGE Department of Education- Discretionary** 46.2 50.7 9.74 Pell Grant Maximum 5,500 5,710 3.82 TRIO- Talent Search* 142 142 0.00 TRIO-

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