Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Stimulus Bill Includes New Funding for NIH and NSF
The National Science Foundation (NSF) will receive $3 billion in additional stimulus funds to support basic research in science and engineering. NIH, NSF, and other research-related agencies are expected to announce their specific distribution plans in the coming weeks.
Stimulus Provisions for Investing in Scientific Research (More than $15 Billion)
$3 billion for the National Science Foundation, for basic research in fundamental science and engineering – which spurs discovery and innovation.
$1.6 billion for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, which funds research in such areas as climate science, biofuels, high-energy physics, nuclear physics and fusion energy sciences – areas crucial to our energy future.
$400 million for the Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to support high-risk, high-payoff research into energy sources and energy efficiency in collaboration with industry.
$580 million for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, including the Technology Innovation Program and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
$8.5 billion for NIH, including expanding biomedical research.
$1 billion for NASA, including $400 million to put more scientists to work doing climate change research.
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