Federal Relations

NSF to Move to Fastlane Only

NSF Dear Colleague Letter Dear Colleagues: Due to an expected increase in Grants.gov submissions relating to the processing of Recovery Act proposals, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has authorized agencies to use alternative methods for proposal submission and acceptance. As you know, NSF is able to accept directly its full complement of proposals,

The Week on Capitol Hill — May 25-29

Congress is on Memorial Day recess until Monday, June 1st.

Department of Energy Office of Science Presentation on FY10 Budget Request

The Acting Director of the Office of Science in the Department of Energy has released a PowerPoint presentation on the FY10 Budget Request. The overview provides a good explanation of new iniatives such as the Energy Innovation Hubs, and ARPA-E. PowerPoint Presentation on FY10 Budget Request for the Department of Energy Office of Science

APLU Releases Overview of Patent Reform Legislation

Memorandum To: Association constituents From: Robert M. Berdahl, President, Association of American Universities  Molly Corbett Broad, President, American Council on Education  Darrell G. Kirch, President and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges  Peter McPherson, President, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities  Arundeep S. Pradhan, President, Association of University Technology Managers  Anthony P. DeCrappeo, President, Council on Governmental

Office of Congressman Inslee to Hold Federal Funding Workshop in Shoreline

The office of Representative Jay Inslee would like to invite you to a Federal Funding Workshop on June 9th, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Shoreline Center.  Details of the event are listed below, and a flyer is attached for distribution.   Join Congressman Inslee’s staff for a presentation on federal grants and

Senator Cantwell Advances UW FY10 Projects

Senator Maria Cantwell has advanced several of the UW’s FY10 priority projects.  While this is just a first step in a long journey, we are encouraged by the support the Senator is showing for the UW.  The next step is to get these and other projects included in the FY10 funding bills, which are currently

APLU Releases FY10 Funding Recommendations

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has released a set of FY10 funding recommendations, which incorporate figures put forward last in the President’s Budget Request (PBR). The APLU recommendations focus on agencies/program accounts of interest to the higher education community. The UW Office of Federal Relations encourages feedback our community on the recommendations outlined

APLU Shares Summary on FY10 R&D Budget Request Hearing

The hearing summary below has been provided by staff from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). APLU Hearing Summary Date: May 14, 2009 Committee: House Committee on Science and Technology, Full Committee Hearing Subject: An Overview of the Federal Research and Development (R&D) Budget for FY2010 Members Present: Chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN), Ranking Member Ralph Hall

Senator Murray Advances UW FY10 Projects

Senator Patty Murray has advanced University of Washington fiscal year 2010 appropriations requests along with requests from a number of institutions in the state of Washington. The development is important, but not the final step in securing support for the projects selected. The FY10 appropriations process will play out over the course of the summer

House Foreign Affairs Committee Seeks Increase in Study Abroad Opportunities

Yesterday (May 14th), legislation was introduced in the House Foreign Affairs Committee that would advance provisions of the Paul Simon Study Abroad Act. House Foreign Affairs Committee Release Washington, DC – Congressman Howard L. Berman (D-CA), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today introduced wide-ranging legislation to improve and support U.S. foreign policy efforts,

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