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Bullet policy, statements · Mar 25, 2024

Science Coalition Requests $11.9 Billion for NSF in FY 2025

The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF), of which AIBS is a member, has called on House and Senate appropriators to provide at least $11.9 billion for the National Science Foundation (NSF) in fiscal year (FY) 2025.

Then House and Senate letters read, in part: “NSF funding is critical to ensure our innovation ecosystem continues to lead the world in the emerging technologies that are key to our national defense. In 2022, Congress reauthorized NSF for 5 years through the CHIPS and Science Act (P.L. 117-167), and targeted $16.7 billion for the agency in FY25. We understand the difficult fiscal climate. However, the FY24 level of funding for NSF fell far below our competitiveness needs. In fact, the agency was cut by more than 5 percent or almost $500 million from what NSF was provided in FY23. If you consider what was provided in FY23 through supplemental funding, the cut is even more significant.”

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