Category Archives: Funding

FASEB urges Congress to reject the Trump administration budget blueprint

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) strongly opposes the proposed $5.8 billion (nearly 20 percent) reduction in federal funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in President Trump’s budget blueprint for fiscal year (FY) 2018. FASEB calls on Congress to ensure that this budget proposal is not enacted into law. “The… Read More »

FASEB releases updated resources and analyses: science funding and employment

Analyses show NIH grant funding improved in FY 2016; can the progress be maintained? The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) released updated information on research funding trends for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and on the education and employment of biological and medical scientists. Analyses of NIH grant funding show increases… Read More »

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

115th Congress Convenes; Senate Introduces Budget Resolution Preserving 2017 Spending Cap; Trump Budget Expected in the Spring; House and Senate Committees Welcome New Members On January 3, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) presided over the opening of the 115th Congress, welcoming more than 60 new legislators to Capitol… Read More »

Fund small business supplements with existing set-asides, FASEB says

In October, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input on a proposed supplement to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs to enhance workforce diversity. The new funds were targeted toward increasing the participation of women and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals… Read More »

FASEB analysis: Which political party is better for biomedical research?

Does the National Institutes of Health (NIH) fare better when Democrats or Republicans are in control? An analysis from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) examined the NIH budget over the last 35 years and failed to find a strong correlation between the party in the White House or in control of… Read More »

FASEB president-elect speaks at congressional briefing on impact of CR

On November 29, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) President-Elect Thomas O. Baldwin, PhD, spoke at a Capitol Hill briefing organized by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). The event explored the impact that another “continuing resolution” (CR) would have on biomedical research. Dr. Baldwin acknowledged that it is critical… Read More »

FASEB webinar discusses post-election outlook for research funding

On November 16, FASEB hosted a webinar on the effect of the 2016 elections on biological and biomedical research. The session also discussed the funding outlook for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation, and other research agencies during the “lame duck” session of Congress that is currently underway. The archived presentation… Read More »