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Sequestration

Outside Research Funding Dips in 2015
FAS

Harvard’s Outside Research Funding Continues To Fall

Harvard received just under $800 million in outside research funding in fiscal year 2015, continuing a years-long decline, according to a recent University report.

Federal Funding Decreases
Central Administration

Despite Federal Aid Cuts, Harvard Reports Budget Surplus

Federal grant cuts, private foundations and other non-federal sources have stepped up their contributions to minimize the damage to University operations.

Tamara E. Rogers
Central Administration

Harvard Raises $6.1 Billion Toward $6.5 Billion Campaign Goal

Though the drive began with a $6.5 billion goal and a projected end year of 2018, Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development Tamara E. Rogers '74 said Monday that Harvard will not raise that target.

Professor Roy Gordon
Central Administration

Paying the Price

The University remains opposed to divesting its $35.9 billion endowment from fossil fuels, steadfast in the face of numerous sit-ins and demonstrations by students, alumni, and faculty affiliated with the activist group Divest Harvard.

FY 2014 Research Funding
Research

FY 2014 Research Funding

Federal funding for Harvard research fell by 5 percent in fiscal year 2014 following federal budget cuts.

FY 2014 Research Funding
FAS

Harvard's Federal Research Funding Declines Slightly in FY 2014

Funding from federal grants fell by 5 percent in 2014, the first full year after sequestration took hold. In the same period, non-federal funding rose 12 percent.

Federal State Relations

Government Professors Praise Repeal of NSF Funding Restrictions

A little more than two weeks after Congress repealed 2013 restrictions imposed on the National Science Foundation’s Political Science Program, Harvard political scientists said that their federal funding is on surer footing.

Confronting the Sequester
Year in Review

Confronting the Sequester

Three months after across-the-board budget cuts hit research funding, the outlook for research varies from lab to lab. Nonetheless, most agree that sequestration will hit younger researchers the hardest.

Confronting the Sequester
Year in Review

Confronting The Sequester

Most researchers and administrators at Harvard agree that when the cuts do trickle down, younger, incoming researchers will disproportionately suffer, hindering the development of a new generation of researchers and, ultimately, stalling long-term advances.

Research

Government Professors Caution Against Political Science Spending Cuts

A Congressional budgetary amendment severely limiting National Science Foundation funding for political science research poses a significant threat to that field’s most promising academic work, Harvard government professors warned Monday.

Central Administration

As Washington Passes Sequestration, Harvard Braces for Impact

Following months of budget battles on Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama signed off on legislation Friday night to automatically reduce government spending, unleashing an unprecedented wave of cuts to funding sources that have long supported Harvard’s researchers and scientists.

Politics

On the Brink of Sequester, Faust Meets with Lawmakers

During a trip to Washington this week, University President Drew G. Faust met with prominent lawmakers, including Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, U.S. Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III of Massachusetts, and Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, to argue against cuts to federal research funding that will take effect if Congress does not pass a budget deal sometime on Friday.

Central Administration

Faust Travels to Capitol To Warn Against Sequestration

University President Drew G. Faust will travel to Capitol Hill this week to sound the alarm about across-the-board budget cuts that would likely slash millions of dollars in funding for Harvard researchers.

College

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FAS

With Federal Cuts Looming, University Researchers Say Outlook Is Gloomy

Some agencies have already reduced grant totals in advance of unprecedented federal spending cuts scheduled to take effect Friday, forcing labs across the University to proactively trim costs and refocus their research. At the same time, administrators have begun the process of reorienting the way the University solicits funding.

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