National Institutes of Health (NIH) – The bill includes $29.9 billion for the NIH, $1 billion above the fiscal year 2013 level. This funding will continue support for basic biomedical research and translational research through the programs like the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) and Institutional Development Award (IDeA) to support scientists as they conduct research to discover cures. Further, it provides full support for the NIH Office of Science Education and programs like the Science Education and Partnership Awards (SEPA) to support biomedical research for the future.
While a billion more is good news, relatively speaking, it is not great news. The last time the NIH appropriation was below $30B was in FY08 ($29.6B).
Could be worse … could be raining.
Update: Here is the NIH text (with individual IC appropriations) from the House Bill – NIH_FY14_Appropriation