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Bullet policy, statements · Apr 22, 2022

Science Coalition Writes to Lawmakers about FY 2023 Funding for NSF

The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF)—an alliance of more than 140 professional organizations, scientific societies, universities, and businesses that advocate for the National Science Foundation (NSF)—has called on House and Senate Appropriators to provide at least $11 billion in funding for NSF in fiscal year (FY) 2023.

The groups wrote, in part: “NSF needs critical resources in FY23 for the U.S. to support a thriving science and technology ecosystem and address major priorities such as technology innovation, climate change, and diversifying the future STEM workforce. Bipartisan majorities in Congress have noted the incredible importance of NSF to our nation’s competitiveness and national security and called for major growth to NSF funding. NSF needs a substantial increase in its budget to achieve the goals envisioned in the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act and the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), including the recently established Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, which is designed to address the foremost challenges that society and the economy face today.”

Read the letter to the House. An identical letter was sent to the Senate.

AIBS is a member of CNSF.

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