By Cort Johnson in Phoenix Rising.
NIH Budget Grows for Third Year in a Row
For the past two years Donald Trump has tried to cut the NIH budget significantly but NIH spending has bipartisan support and the 2018 budget resolution increased NIH funding significantly (once again). – about 10% or $3 billion more – for at least the third year in a row.
The NIH Budget is now at $37 BILLION dollars…( a lot of money out there if we can get a hold of it).
Brain diseases won big and so did Precision medicine – each of which could conceivably help us out at some point.
What it means for ME/CFS is unclear. NIH have a bit more wriggle room financially – some it major Initiatives got more funding – but whether it will show up in more money for ME/CFS is another story. What we really need right now is an RFA for individual grant applications. Our researchers are actually applying for research grants, believe it or not, at a record low rate (blog coming) – although that should change in the upcoming year as the losers of the NIH research center competition put their grant applications in.
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