The Coalition for National Science Funding, which includes AAU, sent a letter thanking the Appropriations committees in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate for their continued support in NSF funding for the Fiscal Year 2022.
AAU joined APLU, AAMC, and ACE on a letter to Senate leaders and the leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee to urge them to provide at least $26 billion in supplemental appropriations for federal research agencies in the next COVID-19 relief measure.
AAU Board of Directors October 21, 2018 approved a statement concerning Congressional earmarking of federal research funds. The statement notes that earmarks may reduce the capacity of federal research agencies that sponsor merit-based competitions to support the most promising research.
Ronald J. Daniels, president of Johns Hopkins University, explores the history and rationale of indirect costs for university research, and addresses criticisms of the reimbursement in this commentary published by "Issues in Science and Technology."