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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

President Obama proposes increasing for scientific funding

The President's fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget is now available online at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Overview. The good news is that President Obama proposed funding increases for all of the federal science agencies of primary interest to FASEB! A PDF of the complete document is at http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2014/assets/budget.pdf. Here is a preliminary analysis of the proposed funding levels for the research agencies (note: all comparisons are to the FY 2012 enacted levels because that is the baseline used in the Obama budget):

National Institutes of Health (NIH) – $31 billion, an increase of $350 million (+1.1%). More detail athttp://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2014/assets/health.pdf

National Science Foundation (NSF) – $7.6 billion, an increase of $593 million (+8.4%). More detail athttp://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2014/assets/science.pdf.

Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE SC) – $5 billion, an increase of approximately $200 million (+ 5.7%). More detail athttp://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2014/assets/energy.pdf.

Veterans Administration Medical and Prosthetic Research – $586 million, an increase of $5 million (+0.8%). More detail athttp://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2014/assets/veterans.pdf.

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) – $386 million, an increase of $119 million (+44.5%). More detail athttp://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2014/assets/agriculture.pdf.

Additional detail and analysis about the President's FY 2014 budget proposal will be featured in an special edition of the Washington Update http://www.faseb.org/Policy-and-Government-Affairs/Publications/FASEB-Washington-Update.aspx#sthash.pgs2npOV.dpbs newsletter that will be published later this evening.
URL: http://www.faseb.org

Contact Person: Jennifer Zeitzer (jzeitzer@faseb.org)

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