Sequestration Info

The $85 billion in budget cuts under the sequester for federal FY13 went into effect on March 1st. Sequestration will have a major effect on the University of South Carolina and the other major research institutions in the state. Federal research funding and student aid are the primary areas sequestration will affect at USC.

At this time, various federal funding agencies are still determining how to implement the cuts across their organizations. Different agencies will respond differently as they try to accommodate this change in their operating budget. Below, you will find a link to SRA International's Sequestration Resource Center with a list of links to major federal agency websites that address their responses to sequestration.

If you have specific questions related to your own grants from these agencies, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Research for assistance and guidance at (803) 777-5458 or by emailing

The most up to date info is available through SRA (Society for Research Administrators) International's Sequestration Resource Center

Sequestration in the News

Sequester Threatens College Research Funding | March 25, 2013
The region's top research universities stand to lose tens of millions of dollars this year in federal grant money to the budget battle underway in Washington.

Sequester Cancels NASA Outreach | March 25, 2013
In an internal memo issued on the evening of Friday, March 22, the Administration notes that "effective immediately, all education and public outreach activities should be suspended, pending further review.

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