To help scientists and other members of the public explain the importance of federal research funding in their communities, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) released up-to-date information on the federal investment in research in states and districts in the United States. The factsheets specify local funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation, United States Department of Agriculture, and Department of Energy. Additional factsheets detail the impact of NIH investment in each state in fiscal year 2015. The resources can be accessed on the FASEB website through a user-friendly map interface.
“We encourage all concerned citizens to use these materials when advocating for continued investment in scientific research,” said Parker Antin, PhD, FASEB President. “Many people, including some elected officials, are unaware of the critical role federal funding has in furthering scientific innovation, protecting health, and enhancing our quality of life.”