FASEB Factsheets Provide Updated Data on Federal Science Funding in Your StateBy: Jennifer Zeitzer
Thursday, September 14, 2023
FASEB released factsheets containing updated funding data on how the federal investment in biomedical and biological research benefits all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S Virgin Islands. Specifying funding provided from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE SC) to research institutions in states and territories, the factsheets contain data from fiscal year 2022. Individual factsheets are available showing NIH and NSF state-level data. The state summary factsheets detail funding for NIH, NSF, USDA, and DOE SC and can be downloaded, printed, and shared electronically.
In addition to the NIH, NSF, and other agency funding data, the updated factsheets offer a snapshot of how federal funding for research impacts the economy of local communities, supports training for the next generation of scientists, creates jobs, and leads to the establishment of new biotechnology businesses. Detailed data is presented on the number of grants received in each state, selected institutions that received funding, and total science and engineering research and development expenditures across all sectors – industry, biotech, academia, and government – in the state.
On September 14, more than 300 patients, scientists, and other research advocates will be in Washington, DC to meet with their senators and representatives during the Rally for Medical Research Capitol Hill Day. FASEB is co-sponsoring the rally which takes place annually in the fall to urge members of Congress to make funding for NIH a national priority. Federally funded researchers can join the rally virtually by sharing the FASEB state funding factsheets with their elected officials via email or social media. Scientists are also encouraged to make their own institutions and those interested in advocacy aware of the FASEB factsheets to spread the word about the importance of research to their states and territories.