Federal research funding is crucial to our nation’s health and economy.

Research done by agencies like the NIH not only bring about medical advancements but also create jobs, promote innovation, and ensure the continued safety and well-being of Americans. Efforts to cut the overall federal budget, however, frequently target research and the agencies that conduct it. This happens despite strong public support, making Research!America's advocacy - and yours - crucial in influencing the federal budget process.

Want to get involved? Learn about the federal budget process and the individual outlook for research agency budgets. You can also read about the current budget situation and have your questions answered in our Federal Budget FAQ.

Stay informed about the federal budget so you, too, can help make health and medical research a priority.