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Bullet action-alerts, policy · Jan 07, 2022

Ask Your Members of Congress to Fund Science, Complete FY 2022 Appropriations

Congress has yet to pass legislation providing fiscal year (FY) 2022 funding for science. Government agencies, including the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health, have been operating under FY 2021 funding levels since FY 2022 began on October 1, 2021.

More than three months into FY 2022, Congress has passed two continuing resolutions to avert government shutdowns, but this stopgap approach expires on February 18 and stifles the government’s ability to initiate new programs.

Please show your support for science by asking your members of Congress to complete work on FY 2022 appropriations bills and provide the NSF with at least $10 billion in FY 2022.

NSF is the primary federal funding source for fundamental biological research at our nation’s universities and colleges. The agency provides approximately 67% of extramural federal support for non-medical, fundamental biological and environmental research at academic institutions.

If funded at $10 billion, NSF can accelerate progress on its 10 Big Ideas, expand support for early career researchers, and create new interdisciplinary research programs, such as the Integrative Research in Biology program. This investment will sustain core research and education programs that are vital to U.S. competitiveness, economic growth, and national security.

Please take a moment to ask your members of Congress to finalize FY 2022 appropriations and provide the NSF with at least $10 billion in FY 2022.

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