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Federal Funding for Biomedical and Related Life Sciences Research FY2018

Executive Summary

Advances in biomedical and biological research have improved the health of our citizens, generated new treatments for life threatening diseases, and enhanced our quality of life. The opportunities for additional progress are enormous. The United States is the world leader in this crucial area of research, but our future success requires sustained and predictable growth in the federal investment in the nation’sresearch enterprise. This report presents FASEB’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 funding recommendations for the following federal agencies:

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    FASEB recommends at least $35.0 billion for NIH in FY 2018
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
    FASEB recommends at least $8.0 billion for NSF in FY 2018
  • Veterans Affairs Medical and Prosthetic Research Program (VA)
    FASEB recommends at least $713 million for the VA Medical and Prosthetic Research Program in FY 2018
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
    FASEB recommends at least $700 million for the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) and $1.24 billion for the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in FY 2018
  • Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE SC)
    FASEB recommends at least $5.8 billion for the DOE SC in FY 2018