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What federal budget uncertainty means for university energy research

Federal Budget Uncertainty: What does it mean for university energy research?

Free webinar on February 19, 3 p.m.

Recent Congressional budget battles have created uncertainty over federal funding for energy research and development, and university researchers are wondering how it may affect their programs. In the coming weeks, Congress and the President will be working to address several issues that have tremendous consequences on federal research funding.  A coalition comprised of the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Science Coalition released a report that highlights the potential impact of across the board cuts (sequestration) that are currently set to take place on March 1 should Congress and the Administration not agree on an alternative plan. The Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has invited D.C. experts from both inside and outside the federal government to answer your questions and provide information on recent budget developments.


  • Tobin Smith, Vice President for Policy at the Association of American Universities
  • William Pevey, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Daniel Cassidy, Senior Adviser to the Chief Scientist at USDA 

The live webinar is open to the first 100 registrants, and a recorded version will be available to all who register. Anyone may register, although UW-Madison faculty and staff will receive priority. A viewing party will be held in room 1115 of the new WEI building, located at 1552 University Avenue. Please register for the live or recorded webinar at