NEI/NIH Funding

NEI/NIH Funding

Welcome to NAEVR's NIH/NEI Advocacy Center, where you can access our position on Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 federal funding for the National Eye Institute (NEI), view recent Legislative Updates, learn more about NEI's accomplishments and priorities, read past NAEVR Congressional testimony, view summaries of past AEVR-sponsored Congressional Briefings on Capitol Hill (featuring NEI-sponsored research) and read about the NAEVR advocacy and AEVR educational activities in the Contributor Reports.  You can also find information about special NIH-wide programs such as the Brain Initiative.

On December 29, President Biden signed a FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, which finalized all government spending for the year, three months after the start of the fiscal year October 1. The NIH is funded at a level of $47.46 billion, an increase of 5.6% over FY2022, and the NEI is funded at a level of $896.5 million, an increase of 3.8% over FY2022.

Congressional action in Fiscal Years (FY) 2016 to 2023 has increased NEI’s enacted budget to $896.55 million—23 percent more than its pre-sequester FY2012 funding level of $702 million—meaning that over nine fiscal years it has averaged a 2.1 percent increase as compared to the average biomedical inflation rate of 2.7 percent, resulting in a loss of purchasing power. In fact, NEI’s FY2023 purchasing power is less than that in FY2012.

Read NAEVR's updates on National Institutes of Health and National Eye Institute Funding

Click Here to read NAEVR's Congressional Testimony

Click here to read NAEVR's FY2024 NIH/NEI Funding Position Paper

Debt Limit Increased with Expected Impacts on Non-Defense Programming

06/05/2023 - Last week, the House and Senate passed, and on June 3, 2023, the President signed, the “2023 Fiscal Responsibility Act,” an agreement to raise the nation’s debt ceiling while enacting concessions on … Read More

At ARVO Annual Meeting, Researchers Urge Congress to Support Increased Funding for NIH, NEI

05/08/2023 - NAEVR’s Dan Ignaszewski and David Epstein spoke with interested researchers about how to increase federal funding for the NEI At the 2023 ARVO Annual Meeting in New Orlea… Read More

In Senate Hearing, NIH Director Tabak States that Proposed Cuts to NIH Funding Would Have 'Chilling' Effect on Science

05/05/2023 - On May 4, the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee held a hearing with National Institutes of Health (NIH) Acting Director Lawrence Tabak, DDS, Ph… Read More

White House Plans to Nominate NCI Director to NIH Director Position

04/20/2023 - (Washington, DC) According to news reports, the White House plans to Monica M. Bertagnolli, who has been serving  as Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) since last fall, to lead the Natio… Read More

NAEVR Statement on President’s FY2024 Budget

03/16/2023 - (Washington, DC) On March 9th, the Administration released the President’s FY2024 Budget Request. The National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) supports the statement issued by the Ad Hoc… Read More

President Biden Submits Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request; Moderate Increase for NIH, NEI Flat-Funded

03/13/2023 - On March 9, President Biden formally submitted his Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Budget to Congress. For FY2024, the budget proposes $48.265 billion for  the National Institutes of Health (NIH) base,  an inc… Read More

ARVO Advocates Among First to Request FY2024 NIH/NEI Funding Increases

03/06/2023 - The participants in this year's ARVO AMPC Advocacy Day included members of  ARVO's Science Communications Fellows Program along with AMPC Members On February 28, the ARVO Annu… Read More

NAEVR Statement on FY2023 Omnibus

01/05/2023 - (Washington, DC) On December 29th, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, a $1.7 trillion Omnibus Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Appropriations bill which combined all FY2023 spen… Read More

Congress Passes, President Signs Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus

01/03/2023 - On December 29, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, a $1.7 trillion Omnibus Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Appropriations bill which combined all FY2023 spending bills into one… Read More

Congress Passes, President Signs, Second FY2023 Continuing Resolution

12/18/2022 - On December 16, President Biden signed a short-term Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Continuting Resolution (CR) that funds the government through Friday December 23. The legislation was needed because Congress… Read More

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