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Sector applauds Senate’s proposed science budgets

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Proposals include uplifts for the National Science Foundation and research on antimicrobial resistance

The Senate majority’s proposed science budgets for fiscal year 2023 have been welcomed by research organisations. The bills include significant funding increases for research agencies, including a $2 billion boost to the base budget of the National Institutes of Health—a 4.4 per cent increase over the $46bn NIH budget for FY22. 

Among the funding increases proposed for science are a $2bn increase (23.5 per cent) on FY22 levels for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The National Science Foundation would also receive a $1.5bn bump—17 per cent more than in FY22. The budget for the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) would stay at $1bn.

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