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Tuesday, February 19, 2008


FY2009 Proposed Budget Released

National Institutes of Health
The President’s FY2009 budget proposes to freeze National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding at $28.9 billion, the same level provided in FY2008. If this budget is enacted, it will be the sixth straight year of flat funding and the agency will have lost 13.4 percent of purchasing power since the end of the doubling in 2003. Main points include:

National Science Foundation
The agencies and programs included in the President’s American Competitiveness Initiative (ACI) fared well, as expected. As the last budget cycle left the National Science Foundation (NSF) with a meager increase and the Biological Sciences Directorate essentially flat-funded, the President’s proposed budget should be considered two years worth of increases, according to NSF Assistant Director for Biological Sciences Jim Collins. Main points include:

Source: The Society for Neuroscience
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