The 2016 Research Budgets Are In

The 2016 budgets for federal research agencies!

Right before the holidays, the 114th Congress passed the 2016 omnibus spending bill for the fiscal year (which started back in October). As reported on FYI: the AIP bulletin, from the total $3.99 trillion budget, the following has been allocated to the major research institutes (2016 budget (millions)/ percent increase):

NASA: 19,285 / 7.1%
NIH: 32,084 / 5.8%
DOE: 29,717.3 / 8.4%
NIST: 964.0 / 11.6%
DOD: Science and Technology: 13,250.7 / 8.2%
NSF: 7,463.5 / 1.6% :

  • Falls below the 5.2% increase in overall budget
  • Eliminates wording from earlier House bill that would restrict research funding for geosciences and social, behavioral and economics sciences

For further details visit the FY 2016 Omnibus: Agency R&D Tables.