Tag Archives: federal

Spotlight on Policy: Expanded Authority

By: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak Today’s Spotlight provides a bit of useful information about Expanded Authority and its origins through the Federal Demonstration Partnership.   Expanded authority was conceived by the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP).  The FDP is a cooperative initiative among 10 federal agencies and 155 institutional recipients of federal funds.  The FDP’s purpose is to reduce […]

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Spotlight on Policy: CFDA’s and the SEFA

By: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak Today’s post is meant to share a little bit of information about the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance and a reporting requirement for the University called the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA).  These are two things you may not deal with directly in your position but rest assured your actions […]

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News Roundup: Drama, Drama, Science, Drama!

Drama over cancer research data: Vice President Biden’s proposal regarding cancer research data has touched a nerve in the biomedical research community.  Read about it here. Sponsor news: Want to learn more about DARPA? Look no further.  NSF’s 2017 Budget: You can see a summary here, or get more information here. And speaking of budgets, […]

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News Roundup: LEIE Updates, Happy Birthday UG! and More

The List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) is now available for download in new CSV formats. This database file can be downloaded and used to verify whether individuals or entities proposing to work with us on grant projects are on the “No” list.  The databases are updated monthly to add new exclusions and to remove those […]

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Thursday Top Ten: Questionable Purchases Using Grant Funds

This week’s Top Ten is a list of the most questionable purchases made (or attempted!) by PIs using grant funds. I put the question out to the research administration community: What is the craziest thing you’ve ever seen attempted on a grant project? Boy, did they deliver! With no identifying information (of course!), here are […]

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Funding Monday: New Idea on How to Fund Research?

A few physicists at the American Physical Society (APS) meeting this month have struck upon an interesting new way for the federal government to fund basic research in the US.  They proposed creating a “Research Bank” with a $100B endowment that would generate an amount equivalent to NSF’s annual budget.  While that’s less than what […]

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Funding Monday: Sign Up Now for Federal Workshops at VCU!

Jessica Venable at Resources for Researchers has posted some great opportunities for anyone who wants to learn more about the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and/or NSF! Reblogging here to get the word out: The Office of Research and Innovation will host a workshop spotlighting the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). An invited […]

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Primer on Federal Budget Research and Development Trends

Matt Hourihan at AAAS has published a summary document explaining recent federal R&D budget trends that I think our readers will find interesting. From the reasons for federal funding of R&D, to the share of the economy represented by federal R&D, to the changing global climate, this 7-page summary in a great starting point for […]

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Federal Budget 2015: CRomnibus Update

How did your favorite federal agency fare in the 2015 budget CRomnibus? NSF did pretty well, all things considered, with a 2.4% budget increase. NIH’s budget remained basically flat, without making up for the 5% cut they received during sequestration. NIH is still operating at pre-2012 funding levels. NASA’s space program got an increase, while […]

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News Roundup: Federal Research

Want to know what’s going on the world of federal appropriations right now?  Of course you do! R&D Funding in FY 2015 Appropriations So Far: A Roundup: LOTS of information, broken down by agency. The congressional GOP sharpens its knives to attack scientific research: While not specifically budget related, it’s still relevant: an article from […]

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