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On Nov. 20, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will debut Symphony in D, a collaborative project made by and for Detroit in partnership with Knight Foundation. Last year, the DSO and Composer Tod Machover asked Detroiters, what does the city sound like? They ...
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Research is expensive. But it can do anything from cure diseases to create a digital revolution.
So it’s an issue when universities say they don’t get the funding they deserve. In a recent report, the Council on Governmental Relations, an association of universities and research institutions, argues that the nation’s research will decline if the federal government doesn’t provide more support.
While universities have a point, a murky federal grant-making system is part of the problem. There is a lot of money at stake. Some universities charge the federal government (which pays for more than half of all university research) nearly 70 percent in “indirect costs” on top of the basic grant amount. That means a $1 million grant really costs $1.7 million. The indirect costs include expenses such as administrative support staff, library use and building maintenance.
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