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Bullet policy, statements · Mar 27, 2023

Science Coalition Requests Robust Funding for NSF in FY 2024

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 $11.9 billion for NSF in fiscal year (FY) 2024. AIBS is a member of CNSF.

The CHIPS and Science Act authorized $15.7 billion for NSF in FY 2024, but President Biden has requested $11.3 billion, a 15 percent increase over FY 2023 enacted level, for the science agency.

“The Science provisions of CHIPS and Science direct NSF to expand its mission toward transforming innovation ecosystems with the new Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships (TIP) Directorate; address growing workforce gaps in emerging technology areas by expanding its efforts in STEM education and broadening participation programs; and advance many priorities in foundational research and infrastructure programs,” the coalition notes. “We call on Congress to continue its support for NSF, provide at least $11.9 billion, and set NSF on a funding trajectory that will meet the major challenges our nation faces and ensure success for our future competitiveness, security, and resilience.”

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