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National Institutes of Health (NIH) AAU FY20 Funding Brief

NIH Budget Chart AAU

NIH Budget, 1998—2019; Source: AAAS
Budget authority in billions of constant FY19 dollars

AAU urges Congress to provide at least $41.6 billion for the National Institutes of Health in FY20


Biomedical research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and performed at research universities helps ensure U.S. leadership in the life sciences revolution of the 21st Century. NIH research enhances public health, lengthens life, and reduces illness and disability.


NIH contributes to American economic growth and productivity, and expands our biomedical knowledge by funding cutting-edge research and cultivating the biomedical workforce of today and tomorrow. Keeping NIH on a pathway to restore its purchasing power after a decade of loss to inflation and budget cuts is critical to sustaining the extraordinary progress in the improvement of human health of the past decades. 


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