2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

Research Language (language only)

Item 199 #1h

Item 199 #1h

Education: Higher Education
George Mason University

Page 173, strike lines 47 through 52 and insert:
"A. Out of this appropriation, $3,000,000 the first 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 Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by October 1, 2008.  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."
Page 174, strike lines 1 through 3.
Page 174, line 4, strike "B." and insert "C."

(This amendment continues the legislative research initiative for fiscal year 2009.)