Federal Relations

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-

Department of Energy FY11 Budget Requests Increases for Science

Today, President Obama released his FY11 budget request. Despite an overall spending freeze, the President’s Budget Request (PBR) contained noteworthy increases for science within the Department of Energy. Items of note for the higher education community include: An increase of 4.4% ($217.7 million) to $5.1 billion for the Office of Science, including an increase of 72%

This Week on Capitol Hill — February 1-5

The major focus on Capitol Hill is  President Obama’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2011, which he is scheduled to release today.  Committees in both the House and the Senate have scheduled hearings on the budget this week. Tuesday:  Senate Armed Services; Senate Budget; and Senate Finance Wednesday:  House Armed Services; House Transportation-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee; House Education

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

Additional Glimpses Into Obama Budget Request

Despite President Obama’s plan to call for a three year freeze of domestic discretionary spending, K-12 and certain higher education student aid/support services grant programs stand to receive significant increases in the FY11 budget process -according to administration officials. As mentioned in yesterday’s (1/26) post, certain federal programs may be cut, consolidated, or eliminated to achieve

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