2006 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Conference Report)

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Research GMU

Item 164 #1c

Item 164 #1c

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Education: Higher Education
George Mason University FY2007 $3,000,000 FY2008 $3,000,000 GF
FY2007 $5,850,000 FY2008 $5,850,000 NGF

Page 157, line 26, strike "$155,962,223" and insert "$164,812,223".
Page 157, line 26, strike "$155,962,223" and insert "$164,812,223".
Page 157, line 26, strike "a sum sufficient, estimate at".
Page 157, after line 30, insert:
"A. Out of this appropriation, $3,000,000 each year from the general fund and $5,850,000 each year from nongeneral funds is designated to build research capacity in biomedical research and biomaterials engineering.
B. George Mason University shall report on the use of these funds and progress made under this initiative to the Chairman of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by October 1, 2007.  The report shall include, but not be limited to: 1) how the funds were used, 2) the amount of federal and private funds that were leveraged, 3) collaborative efforts in support of private industry, 4) the number of junior and senior faculty recruited in each field, 5) the amount of federal or other grant funds received as the result of those recruitments, 6) additional grants or contracts being pursued, 7) the level of instructional activity conducted by these faculty, 8) the impact of research activities on undergraduate instruction, 9) the use of graduate student aid funds, and 10) recommendations for future investment."

(This amendment provides general fund money to support biomedical and biomaterials research efforts at the university as part of the legislative research initiative. Funding will allow the college to leverage funding from federal and private sources. A companion amendment is found under Item 250.)