Impact of Federal Budget Sequestration on Research

The University of Iowa has been actively monitoring the Budget Control Act since July of 2011.
This website will be updated to reflect current information about the federal budget as it is received.

Campus Updates

Wed, Feb 27, 2013

While it remains unclear whether the federal budget sequestration will take effect on March 1, we must begin planning for that probability. This includes considering the potential impact on existing research grants and contracts, as well as appropriate actions should federal funding be reduced.

Wed, Feb 20, 2013

It is still unclear what the potential impact will be on existing grants and contracts when final budget agreements are reached. As we await guidance from federal agencies about their implementation plans in the event that sequestration occurs, we encourage you to prepare for the possibility that you will need to operate your research programs with reduced budgetary resources.

Agency Announcements

Thu, Oct 24, 2013

The National Science Foundation has posted guidance about the resumption of operations at NSF following the shutdown at http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/postshutdown.jsp. 

Wed, Jul 17, 2013

The NSF has received its full-year FY 2013 appropriations and is are now finalizing the detailed FY 2013 spending plans.

Thu, Jun 06, 2013

View the fact sheet here.

Wed, May 08, 2013

This Notice provides guidance about the NIH Fiscal Operations for the remainder of FY 2013 in light of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (P.L. 113-6), signed by President Obama on March 26, 2013, and the sequestration provisions of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, as amended, 2 U.S.C. § 901a.