February 25, 2010

RAC Offices Closed March 22-26 During the Campus Spring Curtailment

The Animal Care and Use Committee Office, the Conflict of Interest Committee Office, the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, the Sponsored Projects Office, and the Research Administration and Compliance Office will be closed during the campus curtailment beginning Monday, March 22, 2010 through Friday, March 26, 2010. Offices will reopen on Monday, March 29, 2010.

SPO Proposal Submission
  • All proposals with deadlines occurring during the period of March 22 to March 30 must be submitted to SPO by Monday, March 15, 2010.
  • Proposals that are due immediately after the curtailment period (March 31 through April 2) must be submitted to SPO by Wednesday, March 17, 2010.
CPHS Protocol Submission
  • Outcomes of the CPHS-2 meeting held on March 19, 2010 will be sent as soon as possible after the furlough week.
  • The deadline for the April 16, 2010 CPHS-2 meeting has been moved to Friday, March 19, 2010 at noon.

February 01, 2010

R&D in the 2011 Federal Budget

The federal Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President has issued a press release and the following fact sheets on the research and development (R&D) components of the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2011 Budget:
  • R&D Summary - Investing in the Building Blocks of American Innovation
  • Doubling - Doubling Funding for Key Science Agencies
  • Biomedical - Healthier Lives for All Americans Through Discovery
  • STEM - Preparing Our Children for the Future
  • Climate - A New Era for Research on Climate and Global Change
  • Technology - Technology Investments to Spur Economic Growth
  • Ed Tech - A New Foundation for 21st Century Learning
  • NPOESS - Restructuring the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System
  • NASA - A Bold New Approach for Space Exploration and Discovery

Other Federal Budget Resources

The American Association for the Advancement of Science R&D Budget and Policy Program provides comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of R&D funding in the federal budget, beginning with the President’s proposed budget and as Congress works on appropriations. The AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program recently posted a FY 2011 Agency Budget Briefing Schedule and in January added to a collection of presentation slides: Introduction to the U.S. Federal Budget and Projections for Research Funding in the U.S. Federal Budget.

The Association of American Universities prepares an overview of the Administration’s proposed budget when it is released in early February and follows the progress of the congressional budget resolution and the appropriations bills throughout the year.