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NOV 12, 2013 - The Nation

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Survey: 81 Percent of Universities Say Sequester Has Directly Affected Research Activities

According to a new survey released Monday, eighty-one percent of responding universities said that sequestration, the automatic federal budget cuts, have directly affected their research activities. More than half of universities said a decrease in new federal grant opportunities, and the shrinking value of existing grants, has prompted them to reduce research-related positions, and nearly a quarter of the institutions said they have laid off research employees as a result of the cuts. “The survey shows that sequestration is already eroding America’s research capabilities at ... Read More

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