The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) kicked off an autumn advocacy campaign this month to encourage lawmakers to increase funding for research in the United States. In preparation for upcoming congressional budget negotiations, FASEB released a new research funding factsheet urging members of Congress to pass a fiscal year 2016 budget bill that includes a 5.8 percent increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The factsheet features graphs that demonstrate how the capacity of the NIH budget to support biomedical research has declined by 22 percent in the last decade. It also highlights the importance of sustained and predictable funding, which allows scientists to plan ahead and make the most efficient use of research dollars.
For more information, download and print the factsheet or view it online.