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Government Funding of Research in the United States

in Law in the Laboratory

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780226101644
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226101668 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226101668.003.0002
Government Funding of Research in the United States

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Federal funding has been the driving force behind most basic research in the United States for well over half a century. The results of that research have proven to be critical to scientific and biomedical advances as well as to economic development. As funding agencies have matured and grown, so have their requirements. This chapter discusses the following: grants as a funding mechanism; available recourse if a grant is not awarded; the terms and conditions of a grant; administration of grant economics; challenging post-award decisions; procurement contracts; cooperative agreements; and the False Claims Act and other sanctions. Case studies are included at the end of the chapter.

Keywords: federal funds; research funds; scientific research; grants; procurement contracts; cooperative agreements; False Claims Act

Chapter.  16849 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Environment and Energy Law

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