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.
Jump ahead to analysis/reaction to the FY15 final budgets or to analysis/reaction to the FY15 budget request.
See also FY15 Statistical Agency Budget Developments.
See also the Jeff Mervis 12/10/14 ScienceInsider piece on what looks to be the final FY15 NSF budget: NSF’s 2015 budget: A small increase and a big pat on the back. This 12/10 ScienceInsider piece by Jocelyn Kaiser has information on NIH's 2015 budget plan, Within NIH’s flat 2015 budget, a few favorites. The 12/12/14 COSSA FY15 analysis is also very informative on the NIH and NSF budgets.See also this 12/19/14 Science article by Jeff Mervis and David Malakoff: Science agencies make gains despite tight U.S. budget.
Levels in billions of dollarsThe 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).
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.
2$30.3 billion if one includes Ebola funding. This number also includes Evaluation TAP funding. The FY 14 level does not include TAP funding.
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):
• 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
|| FY15 request
|| $219.0 M
For reaction and analysis on the FY15 Budget Request, see these entries:
Updates (and sources):
- 2015 Science Budget Plan Getting Lackluster Reception, David Malakoff, ScienceInsider, 3/4/14.
- Obama seeks a $5B boost for science, Lauren Morello, Jessica Morrison, Sara Reardon, Jeff Tollefson & Alexandra Witze, Nature, 3/5/14.
- Major U.S. Science Agencies Face Flat Prospects, David Malakoff, ScienceInsider, 3/4/14.
- The Future Is Flat in White House's 2015 Spending Request, David Malakoff, ScienceInsider, 3/4/14.
- See House Science Committee Chairman Smith Statement on President’s Science Budget, 3/26 Hearing of House Science Committee.
- OSTP Director Holdren Appears Before House Science Committee, March 26, American Institute of Physics "FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News."
- Good Hearing Before House Appropriators on FY 2015 NSF Budget Request, March 27, American Institute of Physics "FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News."
- 12/914 "CRomnibus" bill released. Division B (for NSF); Division G (for NIH)
- 6/10/14: Senate LHHS bill summary
- 6/3/14: Senate CJS bill summary
- 5/30: House approves CJS bill.
- 5/8: CJS bill marked up in full committee. NSF offset by $5 million for salmon recovery in Herrera-Beutler amendment
- 4/29/14: Draft House CJS Bill press release
- 3/4/14: NSF FY15 request summary; FY15 HHS request summary; presentation of Acting Director Marrett on 3/4/14 at AAAS.
- NIH, NSF, Statistical Agencies Receive Final FY14 Budgets, Amstat News, February 2014
- FY14 Statistical Agency Budget Developments, an ASA Community blog entry
- FY14 NSF and NIH Budget Developments, an ASA Community blog entry
- FY14 Budget Request for NIH, NSF, and Statistical Agencies, Amstat News, June 2013.
- Congress Finalizes FY13 Budgets, Amstat News, June 2013
- FY14 NSF and NIH Budget Request, ASA Community Blog Entry
- FY14 Statistical Agencies Budget Request, an ASA Community blog entry
- Sequestration Impacts on NSF, NIH and Statistical Agencies, ASA Community Blog Entry
- FY13 NSF and NIH Budget Developments, an ASA Community blog entry
- FY13 Statistical Agency Budget Developments, an ASA Community blog entry
- FY13 Budget Request: Flat Funding to Significant Increases for NIH, NSF, Statistical Agencies, Amstat News, April 2012
- FY13 Statistical Agency Budget Request, an ASA Community blog entry
- Table tracking the FY12 NSF and NIH budget developments at Congress Continues Work on FY12 Budget: Senate cuts NSF 2.4% and Census by 8%, an ASA Community blog entry
- 2012 Budget Request for NSF and NIH, an ASA Community blog entry
- FY 2012 Federal Budget Request (NSF, NIH), an Amstat News piece by Keith Crank
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