News of the Week2004 BUDGET

No Holiday Cheer for NIH, NSF

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Science  20 Dec 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5602, pp. 2308-2309
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5602.2308b

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Science has learned that the White House has settled on a 9% increase for the National Science Foundation (NSF), to roughly $5.4 billion. But that's no more than Congress wants to give NSF this year. The $23.3 billion National Institutes of Health (NIH) has received similarly Scrooge-like news for the holidays: The White House has offered less than a 1% hike, and NIH officials are appealing.