Appropriations Update: CGS Urges Robust Funding for Scientific Research and Graduate Education Programs

This week, CGS President Suzanne T. Ortega sent a letter to Congressional Leaders urging robust funding for scientific research and graduate education programs for Fiscal Year 2023. The Department of Energy’s Office of Science (DOE-Office of Science), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and other federal research agencies provide essential support to graduate students through core research grants, as well as graduate education programs. CGS writes in the letter, “U.S. graduate education is a strategic national asset the has provided important benefits to our nation, as well as for individuals. Our system of graduate education undergirds the scientific research enterprise that has fostered new knowledge, created cutting-edge technologies, and driven innovation. It is because of these contributions that we strongly encourage robust funding for the nation’s research agencies in fiscal year 2023.” The letter encourages House and Senate Appropriations Committee Members to appropriate $8.8 billion in funding for DOE- Office of Science, $49 billion for NIH, and at least $11 billion for NSF.

CGS recently published Advancing American Research and Innovation, a policy brief that relays the importance of federal investment in agencies that support graduate education and research programs. You can view the policy brief here. CGS also has a Budget and Appropriations page that keeps track of key funding for federal agencies that impact graduate education. You can view the page here.