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Federal Research Agencies

Federal funding is a critical input to our nation’s R&D pipeline. Funding from federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, and others is essential in addressing longstanding and emerging health threats.

Federal Funding for Research

AAAS Federal R&D Budget Dashboard: This interactive dashboard allows users to examine basic federal spending data by agency and/or by character of work over multiple decades in total dollars, as a share of the budget, and as a share of the U.S. economy.

 Learn more about these federal research agencies’ work and their budgets in recent years.

National Institutes of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Food and Drug Administration

National Science Foundation

 For more on investment in research, see:

U.S. Investments in Medical and Health Research and Development 2016–2020 Report 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.

Resources and Reports on R&D Spending

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 seed critical medical advancements but also create jobs, promote innovation, foster early career researchers, 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. Learn about the federal budget process.

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

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