Saturday, April 29, 2017

New federal budget puts the university at risk to lose research funding - Natalie Walton, University of Delaware Review

President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal could potentially remove $100 million of research funding from the university. During a press conference held last Tuesday, Sen. Chris Coons and Sen. Tom Carper explained two significant areas of the university and state that will take a hit from this loss — research and manufacturing. Two programs that lose all of their funding in the proposed budget are the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) and the Manufacturing USA Program. The MEP is a public-private partnership that works with small and medium-sized manufacturers. In the past, $500,000 has been given to Delaware to fund their sector of the MEP. One on-campus university office, the Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships (OEIP)’s Spin-In project, will also be impacted.

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