Washington Update

FASEB Releases FY 2017 State and District Factsheets Highlighting the Federal Investment in Research

By: Bethany Drehman
Thursday, April 26, 2018

To help scientists and the public communicate the importance of federal research funding in their communities, FASEB updated and refreshed its factsheet series documenting federal investments across the nation. These resources can be used for district meetings, laboratory visits by members of Congress and their staff, science cafes, and other public outreach events:

  • The State Summary Factsheet series features state-level data on research funding by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC), and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA);
  • The District Factsheet series presents district-specific funding data for NIH, NSF, USDA, and DOE and includes a district map;
  • The NIH State Factsheet series offers a more detailed snapshot of NIH funding by state, featuring additional data demonstrating how research grants add value to local communities by improving health, training the next generation of scientists, and boosting the economy through the creation of new businesses and higher paying jobs.

With a new infographic-style design, readers can easily find and share key information. The updated materials use the latest funding data from fiscal year 2017 and collectively cover all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and nearly 400 Congressional districts.

The factsheets can be accessed on the FASEB website through a user-friendly map interface or by visiting www.faseb.org/fundingfacts.