“Without [these grants], we wouldn’t be doing significant research. There’s really no replacement for it.”
— University of Minnesota Executive Vice Dean Mark Paller on the impending loss of grant money from the National Institutes of Health, which awarded the U $141 million in research grants last year. The NIH is expected to lose about $2 billion from its budget, which was $31 billion last year.
Paller said the U needs to encourage research throughout the U’s various schools and recruit new faculty to attract more funding.