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AAU Statement on the Proposed Final Six Remaining Appropriations Bills

The following is a statement from the Association of American Universities regarding the final six remaining appropriations bills.

While AAU would have liked to have seen an increase in NIH funding in FY24, we are pleased that Congress will soon be able to avoid a year-long continuing resolution which will ensure that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) can continue to fund new promising research projects.

We hope to achieve increases in funding for NIH in FY25. We are also disappointed to not see additional growth in the Pell Grant program, which is vital to more than 7 million low- and middle-income students.

Founded in 1900, the Association of American Universities is composed of America’s leading research universities. AAU’s 71 research universities transform lives through education, research, and innovation.

Our member universities earn the majority of competitively awarded federal funding for research that improves public health, seeks to address national challenges, and contributes significantly to our economic strength, while educating and training tomorrow’s visionary leaders and innovators.

AAU member universities collectively help shape policy for higher education, science, and innovation; promote best practices in undergraduate and graduate education; and strengthen the contributions of leading research universities to American society.

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