News Focus2004 BUDGET REQUEST

NIH Shuffles Budget to Prop Up Research

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Science  07 Feb 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5608, pp. 807
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5608.807b

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been bracing for a slowdown after a 5-year budget doubling, and this week the White House slammed on the brakes. The president's 2004 budget request contains only a $549 million increase, to $27.9 billion, a mere 2% increase over the requested 2003 budget.