The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has outlined its funding hopes for the 2009 fiscal year today (Jan. 29), just a few weeks after Congress linkurl:passed; the FY08 funding bill that bumped the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget up by a mere $130 million. "Today we present, based on our expertise as scientists, what is necessary to reinvigorate and sustain our nation's extraordinary research enterprise," said FASEB's president, Robert E. Palazzo in a linkurl:release; announcing the recommendations. FASEB would like to see the NIH get $31.2 billion in FY09. This would be more than a $2 billion increase over the FY08 budget. The organization suggests the National Science Foundation receive $7.33 billion and the Department of Energy's Office of Science get $4.8 billion, along with several hundreds of millions in funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs, the United States Department of Agriculture, and NASA. Life...

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