Federal Funding for Research
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- See our most recent blog posts related to FY21 appropriations.
- H.R.6074 - Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020
- Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
Click on a federal research agency below for more information on its work and budget in recent years.
For more on investment in research, see:
Resources and Reports on R&D Spending
A robust array of data (recent and historical) on U.S. R&D investment, with a particular focus on funding for health-related research and development.
U.S. Investment in Global Health Research
Research!America’s summary of public and private sources investing in global health research
Research Funding by State
NIH, CDC, NSF, and AHRQ
Understanding the Federal Budget
Federal research funding is crucial to our nation’s health and economy.
Research supported 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. 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 FAQ.
Stay informed about the federal budget so you, too, can help make health and medical research a priority.
Federal funding supports scientific research at universities throughout the country. See our agency fact sheets to learn more about innovative studies and their implications for improving the health of Americans.
For more information on indirect costs and the Trump Administration's proposals for indirect costs, click here.