Posted: February 28, 2013
Below is a summary of information currently available regarding the impact of sequester on Ohio State research.
The sequester amount will be about 5.1% of the current fiscal year budget for non-defense agencies and 7.3% for defense agencies. Agencies will have flexibility in how they manage their cuts. NSF just announced that it plans to maintain existing awards at their current funding level and manage its budget cut by making fewer new awards (about 1,000 fewer in FY 13). NIH, on the other hand, is funding non-competing continuation awards at 90% of the committed level with the intent of providing some additional funding (though probably not the entire 10%) when they finally have a budget in place. NIH’s plan will also necessitate fewer new awards, but we have no estimate of the number. Other agencies have not yet provided any information on their plans.
This variability and lack of detail makes planning for the future challenging. Provided below are some steps that you can take to limit potential impacts on your research program:
As additional information becomes available we will post it on the Office of Research and Office of Sponsored Programs websites. Please contact Anne Moffat (292-3732 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or your Sponsored Program Officer if you have questions or need help with planning.