Federal Relations

February 2, 2010

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,

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-

January 27, 2010

NSF/FDA Announce Scholar in Residence Program

Agency: National Science Foundation, Food and Drug Administration Grant: NSF/FDA SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE AT FDA Full Proposal Deadline: April 27, 2010; March 15, 2011; March 15, 2012; Annually Thereafter Synopsis of Program: The National Science Foundation (NSF), through the Directorate for Engineering’s Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

NSF Releases Cyberinfrastructure Grant Opportunity

Agency: National Science Foundation Grant: Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring for Our 21st Century Workforce (CI-TEAM) Full Proposal Deadline: April 27, 2010 Synopsis of Program: New information, communication, and computational technologies have had profound impacts on the practice of science and engineering.  Linked to create a comprehensive cyberinfrastructure, the systems, tools, and services emerging

January 21, 2010

Commerce Secretary Locke Announces Plans for Forum on R&D Commercialization at Universities

US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced on Tuesday his plans to host a forum with university leaders and key stakeholders on the roles of universities in innovation, economic development, job creation, and commercialization of federally funded research next month in Washington, DC. The forum, to be held February 24, will open a dialogue among administration

Obama’s FY11 Proposal — Details and Leaks

Budget Tracker  at CQ.com is keeping track of the details emerging on the fiscal 2011 budget request from the Obama administration, as well as reports seemingly based on leaks, and requests. The President’s budget will be submitted to Congress on Monday, February 1st.  The following are a few of the details that are beginning to

January 20, 2010

NIH Will Give Less and Demand More in 2010

The Chronicle of Higher Education published an interesting article on the potential changes being proposed at NIH.  These changes will most definitely change the way universities compete for and conduct NIH-funded research.  Read the entire article here.

January 18, 2010

NSF Announces Oceans Sciences Education Competition

The National Science Foundation Division of Ocean Sciences seeks to establish new and/or renewed Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE) Centers in a network of coordinated centers that faciliate collaborations and communications between ocean science researchers and educators.  These Centers foster the integration of ocean research into high-quality educational materials, enable ocean researchers to

January 4, 2010

DARPA Young Faculty Award Released

Full Proposals are due by 4:00PM ET, February 5, 2010 The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency often selects its research efforts through the Research Announcement (RA) process.  The RA will appear on the Grants.gov website http://www.grants.gov/.  The following information is for those wishing to respond to the RA. The DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) program

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