Online Learning Update

April 16, 2017

How Threats to Indirect Research Payments Could Make Universities Less Willing to Gamble on Science

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:09 am

By Paul Basken, Chronicle of Higher Ed

Last week the Trump administration made clear that its proposal to cut billions of dollars in research spending involved entirely eliminating the payments that universities use to help pay for those science buildings. The payments are known as indirect cost reimbursements. After an agency such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation awards a grant for a research project, it tacks on an additional amount to cover administrative and facility costs at the university performing the work.

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