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Research Operations Office


Published on Tue, 21/04/2015 - 12:23

As you are likely aware, the USA was required by law from 1 March 2013, to issue a sequestration order cancelling approximately $85 billion in budgetary resources across the Federal Government for the remainder of the Federal fiscal year (2013).

This will affect many of the University’s current US funders and hence have an impact on funds awarded to us for 2013. Many of our US funders have already written to the University advising of this, but as yet are unable to determine the impact at grant level. They have all advised that they will communicate with us as soon as they themselves have further information on the effect on them.

It would be advisable in the interim to be cautious about spend on your 2013 funds on these awards as it is likely that these budgets will be reduced.

The Research Operations Office will notify you immediately if advised on individual awards, but it is likely that the Grant Officers will be in direct contact with the PI’s on the grants to discuss the remit of the projects in light of these changes.  Most US organisations are very good at keeping the central RO’s informed, but if you are aware of your grant budgets being reduced, please do contact your Research Support Advisor at ROO.