From the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
The Fiscal Year 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act (omnibus spending bill) was signed into law on March 23. This bill allowed for significant increases in funding to several federal organizations, many of which we do not anticipate extending to the next fiscal year. Though the bill was signed toward the end of March, these funds are only effective through September 30, 2018, at which time a new spending bill must be approved for FY19.
Faculty are highly encouraged to apply for funding now, while these resources are still available. This is an opportunity for the university—as well as your department and college—to show a substantial increase in funding for FY18. Together, we can increase UT’s discovery enterprise, elevate our standing as a research university, and enhance our reputation with funding agencies.