Federal Research Funding
APS advocates for predicable, sustainable growth for the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the biomedical research budgets of Veterans Affairs and NASA. This section has resources to keep you updated on where funding stands and how you can work to support it.
Updates

FASEB Issues FY 2016 Funding Recommendations for Federal Agencies

Each year FASEB issues recommendations for research funding for biomedical and biological research. The FY 2016 report is now available on the FASEB website. Recommended minimum funding levels include NIH: $32 billion, NSF: $7.72 billion, VA Medical and Prosthetic Research Program: $622 million

FY 2016 Budget Proposal Overview

On Monday, February 2, 2015 President Obama released his proposal for the FY 2016 federal budget. This document puts forward the President’s vision for government priorities and marks the start of the annual budget and appropriations cycle. The FY 2016 budget proposal asks for a 6% increase in federal spending on research and development and a 7% increase in overall discretionary spending.

Congress Finalizes FY 2015 Budgets

Congress finalized legislation that sets funding levels for federal agencies and programs, including research at the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, NASA and the VA.

FASEB FY 2015 Funding Recommendations

The FASEB Annual Funding Report makes recommendations for federal funding levels for NIH, NSF, USDA, the Department of Energy Office of Science, and Veterans Affairs Medical and Prosthetic Program

President Obama Releases FY 2015 Budget Proposal

On March 4, 2014 President Obama released the Administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget proposal. The $3.9 trillion budget proposal provides a starting point for Congressional action to determine funding levels for all federal agencies and programs, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, and Veterans Affairs (VA) medical and prosthetic research.

Congress Finalizes FY 2014 Budgets

Facing a mid-January deadline, Congress managed to finalize omnibus legislation that sets funding levels for federal agencies and programs, including research at the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, NASA, and the VA

Negotiators Announce FY 14 Budget Deal

On Tuesday, December 10, House and Senate Budget negotiators announced a deal to replace $63 billion in sequestration cuts in fiscal years 2014–2015 with $85 billion in deficit reduction.

Shutdown Impacts on Research

A collection of notices from research funding and oversight agencies concerning their efforts to resume operations in the wake of the partial government shutdown:

President Releases FY 2014 Budget Plan

President Obama released his FY 2014 budget plan with ambitious increases for most biomedical research funding agencies.

Congress Passes FY 2013 Funding Bills

On March 26, 2013, President Obama signed into law a package of legislation (H.R. 933) that will fund federal programs through the end of fiscal year (FY) 2013, including research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA and Medical and Prosthetic Research at the VA.

APS Recommends Increased Funding for Research

As Congress considers budgets for fiscal year (FY) 2015, the APS submitted written testimony to the subcommittees that fund the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, NASA, and the VA. For each agency the APS recommends increased funding to support the research enterprise and begin to reverse the damage done by reductions in federal spending.

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