SWHR Urges President-Elect Biden to Prioritize NIH Funding

Policy Engagement

Published 12/8/20

SWHR and nearly 350 other organizations signed onto a letter to President-Elect Biden discussing the importance of federal investment in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the importance of biomedical, bioengineering, behavioral, and social science research.

The letter, led by the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research, called for increased and sustainable funding growth for the NIH as part of $300 billion in new research and development investments included in President-Elect Biden’s Build Back Better plan. The organizations praised President-Elect Biden for the steps his transition team have taken to seek and then follow recommendations from the scientific community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the groups urged attention to sustained growth to the NIH’s base budget as well as supplemental funding to allow the NIH to continue to make progress against COVID-19 and to resume pre-pandemic research.

Read The Letter