Tag Archives: government shutdown

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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News Roundup: NIH Rule Changes, Federal Budget News

NIH has released new guidance on the requirements of the Vertebrate Animals Section (VAS) of grant applications, cooperative agreements and contract proposals. The VAS section is being simplified to eliminate redundancy. NIH and AHRQ are making additional changes to policies, instructions and forms for 2016 grant applications as well. The planned changes include the following areas: Rigor and […]

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News Roundup: Free Lunch, NIH Post-Award, and More

‘Advance Your Research’: Free Workshop and Lunch with Fellow Researchers: VCU Libraries hosts a day of drop-in workshops in the James Branch Cabell Library, Room 250, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 from 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., designed to help make the research process better, faster and smarter. This event is free and open to all. Registration […]

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News Roundup: Earth, Conformity, and Being Over the Hill

This is just really cool: a really good picture of Earth, courtesy of NASA. Does peer review encourage conformity and discourage innovation? These researchers think so. NIH may be missing out by funding faculty too late in their careers, according to this NY Times article. Researchers in their forties may be past the point in […]

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News Roundup: Financial Crises, Government Shutdowns, Deadline Changes and More

If you’ve been following the financial crisis in Greece, you already know that things are dire. How does that affect Greek researchers? Here’s an interesting perspective from Science Insider.  Are we approaching another government shutdown this fall? Nancy Pelosi thinks so.  Deadlines are changing for NIH final reports and closeout! NSF reports that federal funding […]

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Here We Go Again

Another fiscal cliff looms. This time, September 30 is the day we’ll go sailing over it, if something isn’t done. Many problems will happen before that, as the federal highway trust fund (just one example!) will run out of funds on May 31. Read about it here. What do you think?  Will we face another […]

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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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Special Post: The CRomnibus is Upon Us!

We are all breathing a sigh of relief this morning because our government is still open! The relief may be tempered with trepidation, but it’s relief just the same. A spending bill was passed last night with just 3 hours to go before the deadline, preventing an impending shutdown of the government.  I guess our […]

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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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Crisis Averted, For Now

Another government shutdown has been avoided, at least until December!  Read about it here. 

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