Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:10 PM by Ben Trotter
Updated: Mar 1, 2013 5:12 PM
BOZEMAN - Montana State University could lose research dollars due to the sequester cuts that are now due to take effect.
While the cuts are more of a long-term issue, coming into play for MSU in stages, spokesman Tracy Ellig says there could still be an impact in the over $100 million the university receives in federal money each year.
Fully 40% of the annual budget is funded by the federal government, however basic classroom education, which is funded by state dollars and tuition, should not be affected.
Ellig says the drawbacks are just the next step in a decades long trend.
"It is becoming more and more competitive out there to win those research dollars," says Ellig, "and fortunately our faculty still are very, very good at winning those dollars."
We hope to bring you more on the expected cuts as more information becomes available.