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Bullet action-alerts, policy · Oct 24, 2022

Ask Your Members of Congress to Complete FY 2023 Appropriations with Robust Increases for Science

Congress has yet to pass legislation providing fiscal year (FY) 2023 funding for science. Government agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health, have been operating under FY 2022 funding levels since FY 2023 began on October 1, 2022. This stopgap approach expires on December 16 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 2023 appropriations bills and fund NSF in FY 2023 as close as possible to $11.9 billion—the level authorized by the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 (H.R. 4346).

NSF is the primary federal funding source for fundamental biological research at our nation’s universities and colleges. The agency provides approximately 65% of extramural federal support for non-medical, fundamental biological and environmental research at academic institutions.

If funded at $11.9 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 2023 appropriations and provide robust funding for NSF in FY 2023.

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