FY16 NSF and NIH Budget Developments

By Steve Pierson posted 01-15-2015 13:16


[10/14 update: I added in AHRQ info because of recent ASA member interest in the House's proposal to zero it's budget and the Senate proposal to cut its budget by 35%.] 

The FY16 federal budget will be released February 2, 2015. This blog entry will track FY16 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. 

Because this blog entry covers everything from the budget request to the final determination of the budget, it can become quite long. To help with that, I'll try to partition the blog entry:

See also FY16 Statistical Agency Budget Developments



FY11 FY12 FY13  FY14    FY15    Request     % increase    House   Senate   Conference   % change 


  NIH     30.688     30.623     29.300    30.0701  30.3111  31.311  3.3   31.2* 32.3* 32.084  5.8 
   AHRQ     $381 million  371 371 363.7  363.7 236  334   -8


NSF 6.913 7.033  6.884 7.172   7.344   7.724 5.2 7.394***
7.344*  7.463  1.6
1FY14 and FY15 levels are Program levels. FY15 NIH level includes Ebola funding.
Levels in billions of dollars

Latest Action: *Subcommittee mark-up; **Committee mark-up; ***Passed the Floor

See also these reports on the FY16 budget request:

Reports on Congressional Consideration of FY`16 budgets

For the NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences the FY13, FY14, and FY15 Request numbers are

         FY13    FY14    FY15   FY16 request   $change   %change  
          DMS    $219.0 M  224.97   231.73   235.47 3.74 0.9

 Updates (and sources):

  1. 2/2/15: President's budget release: ScienceInsider; NIH FY16 budget slides, NIH FY16 Congressional Justification; NSF FY16 budget request tri-fold
  2. 2/3/15: DMS details
  3. 5/13/15: House Draft CJS Bill Press Release
  4. 6/10/15: Senate CJS press release
  5. 6/17/15: NIH level from ​Science​Insider
  6. 10/14/15: AHRQ levels obtained from Senate LHHS committee report
  7. 12/16/15: NSF updated from omnibus conference report part B
  8. 1216/15: NIH and AHRQ updated from omnibus part H
See also:

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