Adopt a Proactive Approach to Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Funding
While the research community staved off the threat of a proposed 10 percent cap on facilities and administrative (F&A) funding in 2017, chief research officers (CROs) were forced to confront persistent shortcomings in their F&A communication, recovery, and investment strategies. These shortcomings require universities to rethink their approach to a funding structure as old as the research agencies that fund them.
Chief research officers need to confront persistent shortcomings in F&A communication, recovery, and investment strategies. Our Roadmap outlines how to create audience-specific F&A messaging, improve return rates, and align F&A investments with research goals.