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Bullet policy, statements · Nov 18, 2021

Science Coalition Urges Appropriators to Provide Robust Funding for NSF

The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF)—an alliance of more than 130 professional organizations, universities and businesses that advocates for the National Science Foundation (NSF)—has urged House and Senate appropriators to provide robust funding for NSF in fiscal year (FY) 2022. Appropriators are currently in conference to reconcile differences between the two chambers’ spending bills.

“In April we asked Congress to provide at least $10 billion for NSF to set the agency on a course to advance domestic innovation and to keep pace with investments other countries are making in research and development,” the coalition noted. “We are in a critical time, with myriad challenges that include the ongoing pandemic, climate change, supply chain disruptions, and an increased focus by competing nations on emerging technologies. NSF is a central part of the solution. Given the need to sustain and increase funding for agency programs, we urge appropriators to approve at least $9.634 billion, as would be provided to NSF in the House FY 2022 Commerce, Justice, Science bill.”

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