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UW President's Message on Stimulus Funding Opportunities


March 8, 2009 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan issued the following message involving stimulus funding opportunities for UW:

With the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the University of Wyoming has several opportunities to pursue dollars allocated to federal agencies to increase research funding, or dollars in the form of "State Fiscal Stabilization Funds."

It is my intention that UW will pursue any and all funding that supports institutional priorities. There are, however, important restrictions and assurances that must be considered with state stabilization funds. Some of these funds are intended to support one-time projects and are limited in possible uses. Application processes and projects may involve competition or collaboration with other state entities. Many of the processes have yet to be finalized by the state. The Governor has established seven subgroups to evaluate ARRA funding opportunities and processes for Wyoming. UW is participating in the discussions of these subgroups. Please contact Don Richards, deputy director of Governmental Relations, at drichar1@uwyo.edu or 766-5523 if you have questions or concerns related to state stabilization funds.

Faculty and researchers applying for grants or awards through federal agencies should follow the standard processes already established by UW's Office of Research and Economic Development. Importantly, additional reporting policies within the Governor's Office are still being defined. As ARRA funding announcements from federal agencies are made, they will be provided to the campus community through the Research and Economic Development Office's list serve. Please contact the Research and Economic Development Office at 766-5353 if you have questions about an existing application or a new proposal.

Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2009

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