Welcome to NAEVR's NIH/NEI Advocacy Center, where you can access our position on Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 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 May 28, the Biden Administration followed the April 9 release of its “skinny” discretionary budget request with the full Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget request, inclusive of discretionary and mandatory funding.
NAEVR Supports Statement of Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research on President's FY2022 Budget Request, Adds Comment Regarding NEI Funding
05/28/2021 - (Washington, DC) Today, the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) supported the statement of the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research, to which it belongs, upon the release of President … Read More
Biden Administration Releases Full FY2022 Budget Request, Proposing NIH Funding at $51.953 Billion and NEI Funding at $858.54 Million
05/28/2021 - On May 28, the Biden Administration followed the April 9 release of its “skinny” discretionary budget request with the full Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget request, inclusive of discretionary and mandat… Read More
NIH Director Dr. Collins Testifies Before House and Senate LHHS Appropriations Subcommittees on the President’s Proposed FY2022 NIH Budget, including Creation of ARPA-H
05/27/2021 - On May 25 and May 26, respectively, the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittees of each the House and Senate conducted a hearing with National Institutes o… Read More
05/19/2021 - Michael Crair, PhD (Yale University) On May 19, the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee held its virtual Pu… Read More
05/13/2021 - On May 12, DHHS Secretary Xavier Becerra testified before the House Energy & Commerce’s Committee’s Health Subcommittee. While the NIH was not discussed much at the hearing, the President’s proposed … Read More
05/07/2021 - On April 29, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a confirmation hearing for Eric Lander, PhD, President Biden’s nominee for Director of the White House Office of S… Read More
04/23/2021 - NIH Implementation of the $10.4 Billion Stimulus NIH RePorter System Posts NEI ARRA-Funded Grants 1)Click here to go to the NIH RePorter website. 2)Select "Show only… Read More
DHHS Secretary Testifies Before House LHHS Appropriations Subcommittee Regarding President’s FY2022 Budget Request
04/16/2021 - On April 15, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra testified before the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee rega… Read More
04/09/2021 - On April 9, the Biden Administration launched its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 discretionary budget request, which includes a 16 percent increase for non-defense discretionary spending and a 23.5 percent in… Read More
03/26/2021 - On March 25, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released the results of two online surveys, conducted in October 2020, which examined the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its Extramural Scien… Read More