ERIC Number: ED136676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Cost of Federal Research Performed by the Universities: A Call for Equity. NACUBO Professional File Volume 9, Number 4.
Binkley, Max A.
Encouraged by the Federal government, institutions of higher education have entered into agreements with the government to perform basic research in the national interest that also conforms to institutional objectives. For a number of leading institutions, the research mission has become a major function alongside instruction and has provided a valuable adjunct to graduate education. A large part of the expansion required for federal research has been supported by reimbursements from the government. However, the government has not reimbursed universities for the full cost of federal programs and the institutions have had to use funds from instruction and other programs to cover the shortfall. Major research universities are unable to solve the problem by curtailing government research without severe restructuring of the institutions and changing their role in the affairs of the nation. Therefore, they seek equitable treatment by the government. In spite of this need, there are now new pressures in the government that would have the institutions bear an even larger share of the cost of federal programs. (Author)
Descriptors: Costs, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Finance Reform, Financial Problems, Financial Support, Fiscal Capacity, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Research, Research Needs, Research Projects, Universities
National Association of College and University Business Officers, One Dupont Circle, Suite 510, Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.