For Continuous Updates:

Research Administration and Finance has created this resource page to keep the Northeastern University community informed on current communications from funding agencies, Northeastern leadership, and other research support sources regarding the across the board federal budget reductions (sequestration) that went into effect on March 1, 2013 (see OMB announcement).  As the University works with our partners in federal government to assess and ameliorate the impact, we will post updates and materials to the site as they become available.  Please direct any questions or comments to the

March 12, 2013

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID) addressed grantees regarding effects of the sequestration order. (pdf)

March 7, 2013

  • Harold Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), emailed grantees and contractors explaining the effect of the Continuing Resolution on current and new grants. (pdf)

March 4, 2013

  • NIH Deputy Director, Sally Rockey, Ph.D., sent a letter to the signing officials at NIH-funded institutions about the President’s Sequestration Order. (pdf)
  • Announcement from the Deputy Secretary of Energy regarding procurement contracts and financial assistance agreements. (pdf)
  • Letter from Health Resources and Services Administration. (pdf)
  • Lewis-Burke Associates’ summation of sequestration events. (pdf)
  • NASA addressed grantees, contractors, and agreement participants. (pdf)
  • FEMA addressed grantees and contractors. (pdf)

March 1, 2013

  • Mel Bernstein, Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education memo to all Faculty, Administrators and Staff. (pdf)
  • The President’s Sequestration Order. (pdf)
  • OMB sent a report to Congress which provides calculations on budgetary resources that are required to be reduced under sequestration. (pdf)
  • Department of Education released additional information on sequestration’s impact on Title IV student financial assistance programs.

Funding Agencies

National Institutes of Health