Yesterday, the White House released the President’s budget for fiscal year (FY) 2014. The budget calls for small funding increases for several federal science agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The President’s proposal would increase NIH funding by $350 million over the FY 2012 enacted levels, an increase of slightly more than one percent.
A summary of proposed funding levels for several research agencies is below. The entire President’s FY 2014 budget can be viewed on the White House website.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) – $31 billion, an increase of $350 million (+1.1%)
National Science Foundation (NSF) – $7.6 billion, an increase of $593 million (+8.4%)
Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE SC) – $5 billion, an increase of approximately $200 million (+ 5.7%)
Veterans Administration Medical and Prosthetic Research – $586 million, an increase of $5 million (+0.8%)
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) – $386 million, an increase of $119 million (+44.5%)