News from the IU Axolotl Colony
Susan Duhon, IU Axolotl Colony
duhon at indiana.edu
Thu Feb 29 11:11:03 EST 1996
To all who use Axolotl Colony resources:
We have good news from the Axolotl Colony! Our grant from the
National Science Foundation, which pays for the Axolotl
Colony's operation, has been renewed for four years. We feel
very fortunate to have this support during this period of
budget balancing in Washington. Our thanks goes to all of you
that wrote letters or otherwise weighed in on our behalf.
Due to the budget constraints that the NSF is currently
operating under -- funding at last year's level at best --the
colony award is essentially flat, based on last year's level
of support. The NSF is asking us to recover costs above this
amount by implementing a system of user fees for Axolotl
Colony materials and services.
This system will be developed over the next four to six
months with the help of an Advisory Board, which we will be
setting up shortly. We will do our best to set up a user fee
structure that is fair and not unduly burdensome to the
individual laboratory or user. The new user fee system should
be in place by the beginning of next season.
We will be directly contacting our regular users with more
details as they are worked out. We will also be posting
information on the Axolotl Colony World Wide Web site
Thanks for your understanding.
Susan T. Duhon Indiana University Axolotl Colony
Phone 812-855-8260 Jordan Hall 407
Fax 812-855-6705 Bloomington, IN 47405 USA
email duhon at indiana.edu
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