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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.
NIH Seeks Input on Funding Priorities for Comparative Medicine Resources
The Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) within NIH’s Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) is seeking input for its new strategic plan. The plan will set 5-year funding priorities for programs such as Animal Resources and Biomaterials programs. Researchers are invited to submit feedback on topics including needs for new animal models, biomaterials and reagents; improving access to such materials; using information technologies to improve utility and define limits of animal models; and validating animal models to improve rigor and reproducibility. Suggestions must be submitted by February 7, 2020 using a webform.
- Urge Congress to Raise the Caps
Unless Congress passes legislation before October 1, 2019 to raise the budget caps that were put in place by the Budget Control Act of 2011, non-defense discretionary funding will be cut by $55 billion relative to FY 2019.
- What to Expect in the 116th Congress
The mid-term elections held on November 6, 2018 brought change to Washington, D.C. Democrats take the majority in the House of Representatives, while Republicans maintain a slim majority in the Senate.
The APS makes yearly recommendations to Congress regarding the budgets of NIH, NSF, NASA and the VA.
- The APS urged Congress to fund NIH at level of at least $41.6 billion billion in FY 2020.
- The APS urged Congress to fund NSF at a level of at least $9 billion and to restore cuts to NASA's life sciences research budgets and to increase funding for the Human Research Program in FY 2020.
- APS urged Congress to fund NIH at level of at least $39.3 billion in FY 2019.
- APS urged Congress to fund NSF at a level of at least $8.45 billion and to restore cuts to NASA's life sciences research budgets in FY 2019.
- APS urged Congress to fund NIH at level of at least $35 billion in FY 2018.
- APS supports a funding level of at least $8 billion for NSF in FY 2018, a restoration of cuts to NASA’s life sciences research budgets, and an increase in funding for the Human Research Program.
- APS recommends a funding level of $713 million for the VA Medical and Prosthetic Research Program in FY 2018.