Faculty & Staff
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Town Hall Meeting on Research Posted On: April 11, 2013
Dear Engineering Faculty,
April 1st Research Town Hall meeting included a presentation by our new VP for Federal Relations, Jennifer Grodsky. Since some of you were not able to attend we posted a copy of this presentation titled "Federal R&D Funding Outlook for 2013 and Beyond."
As you will see in the presentation, the funding is down, but not as bad as most people thought. There is an emphasis on applied research, private-public partnerships, innovation, translation, etc. Engineering is well-positioned to aggressively seek funding. Some specific emphasis topics are mentioned such as Big Data, Environmental Sustainability, Advanced Manufacturing, Cyber Security, and Innovation and Commercialization.
It is critical for us to adapt to the changing funding environment. At this time, I encourage all of you to seek research funding more aggressively than ever.
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs
PS: VP for Federal Relations, Jennifer Grodsky have recently provided an analysis (link below) prepared by Lewis-Burke Associates outlining President Obama's proposed fiscal year 2014 budget request for federal research, education and health programs. She noted that "Research and education agencies fared particularly well in the President's budget, which does not reflect sequestration or statutory budget caps, demonstrating the Administration's commitment to the innovation and education sectors. While the President's proposed funding levels are unlikely to be adopted by Congress in their entirety, they do provide a guide to federal agency investments we are likely to see in the years ahead."