Quick post with some links to nice Science Insider overviews of Obama’s budget request for the NIH ($32.1B, with 3% increase from FY10) and NSF ($7.4B, with 8% increase from FY10). The NIH news sounds good until you get to:
The pot of money for new and competing extramural grants will fall 0.3% to roughly $4 billion, and the number of these grants will drop by 199 to 9052. And demand for grants could soar because of the many scientists who received temporary, 2-year funding through the $8.2 billion for extramural research that NIH received in the Recovery Act.
Indeed, Collins expects success rates—the chances that a submitted application will be funded—to slide in 2011.
The Chronicle of Higher Education has a great table showing the increase from FY10 to FY11 for individual ICs at the NIH and Directorates at NSF (keep scrolling down past the DoEd listings to “In Other Federal Agencies”). Nature likewise has a summary of who got what (including more detail on NSF).
You can also check out the 114-p Budget in Brief for a summary of all HHS budget components.
Maybe Congress will pass appropriation bills by this time next year … or maybe not.