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.

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.

APS Leadership Visits Capitol Hill

On Tuesday, March 15, 2011 APS leadership met with several Congressional offices to discuss funding for biomedical research, the humane use of animals in research, and publications access.