FY15 NSF and NIH Budget Developments

FY15 NSF and NIH Budget Developments

The FY15 federal budget was released March 4, 2014 with additional details to be provided in subsequent weeks. This blog entry will track FY15 appropriations developments for NSF and NIH and so will updated accordingly. (See log updates below.) To receive notifications of updates, follow ASA Science Policy on Twitter: @ASA_SciPol. 

See also FY15 Statistical Agency Budget Developments.



FY11 FY12 FY13  FY14     Request     House    Senate   Final  


  NIH     30.688     30.623     29.300    29.926  30.2    30.459*   


NSF 6.913 7.033  6.884 7.172  7.255  7.404***1  7.255** 
Levels in billions of dollars
Latest Action: *Subcommittee mark-up; **Committee mark-up; ***Passed the Floor
1During deliberations on House floor, $15 million was shifted from the SBE directorate to MPS and ENG. Read more at Big Battle Over 15 Little Words, Jeff Mervis, ScienceInsider, 6/4/14.
The FY15 NIH request proposes $100 million for BRAIN initiative (increase of $60 million) and $88 million for Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative (increase of $33 million). 

The FY15 NSF initiatives include (according to the NSF FY15 Budget Request Brochure):
• Cognitive Science and Neuroscience: $29 million
• Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science, Engineering, and Education (CIF21): 
$125 million
• Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES): $139 million
• Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC):  $100 million
with other FY15 highlights including
• Clean Energy: $362 million
• Research at the Interface of Biological, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Engineering (BioMaPS): $29 million
• NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps): $25 million 
• Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF): $333 million
• Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE): $118 million
• NSF Research Traineeships (NRT): $58 million 

For the NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences the FY13, FY14, and FY15 Request numbers are
         FY13    FY14    FY15 request   $change   %change  
    DMS    $219.0 M  225.6  224.4 -1.24 -0.5% 

 For reaction and analysis, see these entries: Updates (and sources):
  1. 6/10/14: Senate LHHS bill summary
  2. 6/3/14: Senate CJS bill summary
  3. 5/30: House approves CJS bill.
  4. 5/8: CJS bill marked up in full committee. NSF offset by $5 million for salmon recovery in Herrera-Beutler amendment
  5. 4/29/14: Draft House CJS Bill press release
  6. 3/4/14: NSF FY15 request summary; FY15 HHS request summary; presentation of Acting Director Marrett on 3/4/14 at AAAS.
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