What graduate students should know about the sequester


Research universities and graduate assistants across the nation are starting to feel the sequester’s impact. The across-the-board, $85 billion in discretionary spending cuts began just one month ago.

“My NIH grant has already been affected. Our budget has been altered because of it,” says Thomas Brown, a professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Physiology & The Program in Microbiology and Immunology at Wright State University.

Brown is using a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to research pregnancy-associated disorders, such as preeclampsia, and figure out how to treat them. This year he has seven people working with him. Because of the sequester, his budget has shrunk.

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