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Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research Recommends at Least $50.9 Billion for NIH In FY24

Nearly 400 members of the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research, including AAU and many AAU member institutions, joined a statement recommending that Congress provide at least $50.924 billion for the National Institutes of Health in FY24.

The statement emphasized that the NIH needs “increases that exceed inflation by 4-6%” and noted that there is bipartisan support for spending 2% of the U.S. gross domestic product on research and development. “The Ad Hoc Group’s FY 2024 recommendation would represent a step forward toward these objectives by expanding the NIH’s capacity to make tangible progress against the wide range of diseases and conditions facing families and communities nationwide,” the statement noted. The Ad Hoc Group also urged lawmakers to ensure that any funding for the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health is separate from, and in addition to, the $50.9 billion recommendation.'

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