The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) announced the release of new factsheets summarizing current federal science funding in more than 350 congressional districts, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition, FASEB has also released new summary factsheets reflecting the total federal investments in states with more than one congressional district. The state and district information can be accessed from a user-friendly map interface.
The factsheets contain data on the local federal investment by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, United States Department of Agriculture, and Department of Energy. 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.”
District factsheets were shared with more than 100 congressional offices during FASEB’s annual Hill Day, and FASEB will follow up by distributing copies to the congressional offices of all remaining featured districts.