Our Recommendation

Increased funding for the National Institutes of Health

More than 200 organizations and institutions across the NIH stakeholder community recommend at least $39.3 billion for NIH in FY 2019, including funds provided through the 21st Century Cures Act. This funding level would continue the momentum of recent years by enabling meaningful base budget growth above inflation to expand NIH’s capacity to support promising science in all disciplines, and also would ensure that the Innovation Account supplements the agency’s base budget, as intended, through dedicated funding for specific programs. Given the abundance of scientific opportunity, this recommendation represents a minimum investment to sustain progress that only would be amplified through an even more robust commitment.


The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research

For additional information about the Ad Hoc Group, please contact the coalition’s Executive Director, Tannaz Rasouli, at trasouli@aamc.org.


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