UMN Washington Update

The University of Minnesota receives a weekly congressional update prepared by Lewis-Burke Associates LLC in DC with additional federal policy updates and funding opportunities. Amy Kircher ( is the University’s interim director of Federal Relations. 

September 29, 2023 Update

  • Appropriations Updates & Funding, Engagement Opportunities
  • Appropriations Update
  • Funding Opportunities: 
    • Special Education Research and Development Center Program: K-12 Special Education Teacher Workforce
    • DARPA DSO Releases Office Wide BAA
    • NSF Releases Solicitation for Ideas Lab: Personalized Engineering Learning (PEL)
  • Engagement Opportunity: FDA Reopens Comment Period and Seeks Further Input on the Use of AI in Drug Development

September 22, 2023 Update

  • Emerging Technology, Agency Updates and Engagement Opportunities  
  • Emerging Technology Update: White House and Congress Explore Efforts to Regulate Artificial Intelligence While Driving Innovation
  • Agency Update: NIH Final Updated Policy Guidance for Subaward/Consortium Written Agreements
  • Engagement Opportunity: CDC Solicits Comments on Draft National One Health Framework

September 15, 2023 Update

  • Congressional Updates    
  • Congressional Update: Government Shutdown Outlook and Impacts for Higher Learning Education and Research  

September 8, 2023 Update

  • Funding, Engagement Opportunities     
  • Funding Opportunity: DOD Releases FY 2024 Naval Engineering Education Consortium BAA   
  • Engagement Opportunity:
    • DOD Energy & Environment Innovation Symposium Registration Now Open
    • OSTP Releases RFI on Potential Changes to the Policies for Review & Oversight of Pathogen Research

August 25, 2023 Update