Funding Priorities and Processes
SfN advocacy on U.S. science funding focuses on the NIH and NSF. For FY2021, SfN supports funding of at least $44.7 billion for NIH supplemented by the release of the full funds allocated in the 21st Century Cures Act, and at least $9 billion for NSF.
Learn more about public funding of neuroscience.
Several committees in the U.S. Congress are relevant to neuroscience through their relationship with either NIH or NSF.
SfN Statements and Testimony
Each year, SfN weighs in with congressional leaders on the funding needs for these critical agencies.
U.S. Neuroscience Funding Process
NIH and NSF receive money through the Congressional budget and appropriations process.