Washington Update

FASEB Releases Updated State and District Factsheets Highlighting Federal Investment in Research

By: Bethany Drehman
Thursday, March 14, 2019

To help scientists and the public communicate the importance of federal research funding in their communities, FASEB updated its factsheet series that document these 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 new easy-to-read district maps
  • 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.

The updated factsheets use the latest funding data from fiscal year 2018 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. Discover how the federal government supports research in states and communities nationwide.