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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

FASEB Releases New Interactive Map of Federal Science Funding By District

FASEB Releases New Interactive Map of Federal Science Funding By District
Online resource is freely available to the public

Bethesda, MD – The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has released new interactive factsheets summarizing federal science funding in states and U.S. congressional districts. This is the only resource to feature up-to-date information about federal science funding at the district level and make it accessible to the general public.

"This innovative resource illustrates how federal investment in scientific research affects communities in every state," stated Joseph R. Haywood, PhD, FASEB President. "This is an easy way to help our representatives appreciate the impact of federal agency funding on science back home. More importantly, we urge scientists and the public to use this resource to discuss the importance of science funding with their elected officials."

After selecting a state from an online interactive U.S. map, users can drill down to access federal science funding in a single congressional district. Factsheets for each district detail local federal investment by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation, United States Department of Agriculture, and Department of Energy. In addition to district funding data, users can also access factsheets detailing the impact of NIH investment in each state from the same map.

The district funding information is being shared with more than 100 congressional offices during FASEB's annual Capitol Hill Day today. Fifty representatives of FASEB member societies from 27 states are meeting with House and Senate offices to share FASEB's fiscal year 2016 funding recommendations as well as personal stories of how stable, sustained federal funding for research is essential to improve health and generate new knowledge.

FASEB is composed of 27 societies with more than 120,000 members, making it the largest coalition of biomedical research associations in the United States. Our mission is to advance health and welfare by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to our member societies and collaborative advocacy.
URL: http://www.faseb.org

Contact Person: Lawrence Green (lgreen@faseb.org)