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Federal Funding for Biomedical and Related Life Sciences Research FY2017

Executive Summary

FASEB is composed of 30 societies with more than 125,000 members, making it the largest coalition of biomedical research associations in the United States (U.S.). FASEB enhances the ability of scientists and engineers to improve health, well-being, and productivity through research and is recognized as the policy voice of biological and biomedical researchers.

Stable and predictable increases in funding for research are vital to maintaining the U.S. historic global leadership in science and technology and to developing new treatments for the diseases and disorders affecting our families and communities. This report presents FASEB’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 funding recommendations as the beginning of a longer-term commitment to sustained growth for the following five federal research agencies:

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    FASEB recommends a minimum of $35.0 billion for the NIH in FY 2017
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
    FASEB recommends a minimum of $7.96 billion for the NSF in FY 2017
  • Veterans Affairs Medical and Prosthetic Research Program (VA)
    FASEB recommends a minimum of $664.7 million for the VA Medical and Prosthetic Research Program in FY 2017
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
    FASEB recommends a minimum of $700 million for the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) and $1.2 billion for the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in FY 2017
  • Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE SC)
    FASEB recommends a minimum of $5.67 billion for the DOE SC in FY 2017