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The purpose of this site is to provide information regarding the federal funding of research. For information regarding the fiscal year 2014/2015 budget, see the current budget information. For information about the 2013 government shutdown and its impact on research, see the following section. If you're looking for information about the appropriations cuts beginning in March 2013, also known as sequestration, and the WUSTL response to it, please see the final section of this page. See here for information regarding the American Recovery and Investment Act (ARRA)​.

imageCurrent Budget Information

This area will be maintained with current budget changes, the ongoing resolution of the sequestration, and the FY15 budget plan. Additional information will be added as it materializes and flagged for your convenience. While this is not wholly comprehensive of the all the agencies affected by the federal budget, every effort has been made to be as thorough and accurate as possible. Please send any questions or comments to OVCRinfo@wustl.edu.

Federal Budget of the US Government​

Fiscal Year 2014​ | Fiscal Year 2015
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
The Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113-46/H.R. 2275)​
OMB Sequestration Preview Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2015
Sequestration Order for FY 2015

​"Opportunity for All" Initiative
​Opportunity for All​ 

The 2015 Budget: Science, Technology, and Innovation for Opportunity and Growth​

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 ​FY 2015 Budget Request Summary​

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 

​​FEMA Administrator's Intent Priorities (FY 2015-2019)​

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 

National Institutes of Health (NIH) 

​Grant Site
Press Office
NIH Fiscal Po​licy for Grant Awards- FY2014​
FY 2014 Budget Request
FY 2015 Budget Request

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Press Office
Opportunity, Growth, and Security Initiative
FY 2014 Budget Request
FY 2015 Budget Request​

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

FY​ 2015 Budget Request
Press Office

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 

FY 2015 Budget Request
Press Office

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

​Sequestration Center
Estimated Impacts of Sequestration-Level Funding​
Press Office

U.S. Department of Education 

Press Office

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

​Press Office

U.S. Department of Transportation​ (DoT)

Press Office​

​American Association for the Advancement of Science— The President's Opportunity, Growth and Security Initiative: What's in it?
The Chronicle of Higher Education: Details of Obama's Fiscal 2015 Budget for Higher Education and Science
Association of American Universities: Summary of President's FY2015 Budget Proposal​
imageFederal Government Shutdown

From October 1-16, 2013 the Federal Government experienced a shutdown of all non-essential services. During this period, research grants were not awarded and funds were not available. Although the immediate effects of the shutdown have passed, agency notices and information regarding the shutdown will be maintained for historical purposes.


Research News Announcement— Federal Agency Updates, NIH & NSF 10.24.2013

Government Shutdown Impact on Grants and Contracts 10.01.2013

SPA & OSRS will continue to provide information regarding the resumption of government operations as it becomes available. Contact your OSRS Contract or Grant Analyst Specialist if you recieve any specific direction from sponsors in regards to the governement's resumption of operations. Please contact Joe Gindhart, 314.935.7089 or Teri Medley, 314.747.4444 with any other comments or questions.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Letter to Grantees 9.27.2013
Letter to Contractors 9.27.2013

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Federal Shutdown Information 10.1.2013

Department of Commerce

Update from Department of Commerce 10.1.2013
Federal Financial Assistance Planning During a Funding Hiatus or Government Lapse in Funding

 Department of Defense (DoD)

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)— CDMRP is Open 10.3.2013

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Letter to Grantees 9.27.2013

Department of Homeland Security

GFAD Grant Guidance— Federal Funding Hiatus 10.1.2013

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Shutdown Notification for Assistance Agreement and Fellowship Recipients 10.1.2013

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

NASA Letter to Grant and Cooperative Agreement Recipients​ 10.1.2013

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Updated Guidance on Resumption of NIH Extramural Activities Following the Recent Lapse in Appropriations​ 10.29.2013​
New NIH Webpage with FAQ​ 10.24.2013
Revised Guidance on Resumption of NIH Extramural Activities Following the Recent Lapse in Appropriations 10.24.2013
Memo from Sally Rockey, NIH Update to Biomedical Research Community 10.11.2013
Memo from NIH: Access to ClinicalTrials.gov Restored 10.4.2013
Information for the NIH Extramural Grantee Community During the Lapse of Federal Government Funding 10.1.2013

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Letter to Grantees on Performance Under Grants and Cooperative Agreements and a Lapse in Appropriations 9.26.2013

National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF— Cancellation of Fall 2013 Competition for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Proposals 10.23.2013​
Resumption of Operations at the National Science Foundation 10.22.2013
Notice 134: Resumption of Operations at the National Science Foundation 10.17.2013
Contingency Plan 9.25.2013
Assistance and Contract-Related Policy and System Issues During the Government Shutdown

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA​— Notice of Government Shutdown​ 10.1.2013

Executive Branch

Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Agency Contingency Plan​ 09.27.2013
Letter from the President to Federal Employees 10.1.2013




Beginning March 1, 2013 appropriations for a variety of defense and non-defense research was cut. This page speaks to the effects of the sequestration when it took effect. Be advised that the sequestration may affect agencies until 2021. For the most up-to-date information regarding the ongoing effects of the sequestration, please see the Current Budget Information section of this webpage.


Federal Funding Newsletter— NSF FY13 Sequestration Update 7.23.2013
Federal Funding Newsletter— President's Budget Request for FY14 4.12.2013
Federal Funding Newsletter— FY13 Continuing Resolution and FY14 Budget 4.3.2013
Federal Funding Newsletter— Sequestration Communication  2.22.2013
Federal Funding Newsletter— Sequestration Communication 11.19.2012

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Letter on Sequestration Impact from CDC to Colleagues 03.04.13

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA Letter on Sequestration​ 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Letter from NASA to Contractors, Grantees, and Agreement Participants

National Institutes of Health

Fact Sheet: Impact of Sequestration on the National Institutes of Health
NIMH— FY13 Funding Strategy (for Research Grants)
NIMH— Letter from Director
NIH Fiscal Policy for Grant Awards— FY2013
Letter from the National Cancer Institute to Scientific Community
Sequestration Operation Plan
Letter from National Institutes of Health to Contractors
Letter from National Institutes of Health to Signing Officials
Message from Dr. Sally Rockey, Deputy Director for Extramural Research at NIH​

National Science Foundation

NSF FY13 Sequestration Budget Update
Sequestration Impact Notice

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Secretary Letter to Appropriations Committee

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Letter from USDA on NIFA Funding Cuts
Agriculture Secretary on Sequestration

U.S. Department of Defense

Sequestration Center

U.S. Department of Education

Education Secretary Testimony

​U.S. Department of Energy

Letter from the Deputy Secretary of Energy to Contractors and Financial Assistance Recipients on Sequestration

U.S. Department of Transportation

Transportation Secretary on Sequestration

Executive Branch

Office of Management and Budget
OMB Report to the Congress on the Joint Committee Sequestration for Fiscal Year 2013
Sequester— State by State Breakdown


The Chronicle of Higher Education— Senate Moves to Limit NSF Spending on Political Science
National Endowment for the Humanities— Sequestration: A Public Notice​
The Chronicle of Higher Education— Colleges Hold Out Hope of Avoiding Steep Cuts in Funds