The University of Vermont is getting in on the debate over how to resolve fiscal cliff concerns.
UVM is joining more than 100 colleges and universities to defend funding for academic research. The group fears cuts and compromises in Washington could impact the money that helps fund work on campuses across the country. The group has shared a letter with the president and Congress to make its point.
"I wouldn't say we are in the clear, I think we have dodged a bullet for the time being and we are going to see what happens in the next couple of months. There's going to be a lot of horse trading that goes on in Washington and I think there are a lot of people who are concerned about the threat to economic development if research funding is curtailed," said Dom Grasso, the vice president for research and dean of the graduate college at UVM.
The federal government is responsible for roughly 80 percent of the research dollars at UVM. Last year that funding totaled $129 million.
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