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Friday, March 31, 2017
Trump Proposal to Cut Indirect Research Payments Would Hit State Universities Hardest
The Chronicle of Higher Education Paul Basken
March 31, 2017
The Trump administration’s plan to cut billions of dollars in research spending by eliminating indirect cost reimbursements would devastate university science, especially at public institutions, experts warned.
The U.S. secretary for health and human services, Tom Price, told Congress this week that the idea is to save taxpayers money while giving them the same amount of research activity. Indirect cost payments are funds spent on "something other than the research that’s being done," Dr. Price told a House of Representatives subcommittee on health appropriations on Wednesday.