Thursday, February 19, 2009

Research Funding Highlights

A crowd and Vice President Biden look on as President Obama signs the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

We know many of you have been following the research funding highlights from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Here is a simple breakdown of the legislation.
  • NIH - $10 billion, including $7.4 billion for distribution to the institutes and centers, $1.3 billion for extramural construction and equipment, $800 million for the Office of the Director for trans-NIH initiatives, and $500 million for improvements to the NIH campus
  • AHRQ - $1.1 billion for comparative effectiveness research
  • NSF - $3 billion, including $2.5 billion for research, $400 million for construction and equipment, and $100 million for education and human resources
  • Prevention and wellness fund - $1 billion, of which some portion will be allocated to CDC
Thank your elected officials for their support!

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