On March 28, the Biden Administration released its fiscal year FY (2023) budget request. The Administration proposes funding non-defense discretionary programs at $829.2 billion and defense programs at $813.3 billion. For more information about the FY23 Budget Request, please see the CGS document, President Biden’s FY2023 Budget Request: CGS Programs of Interest.
Below are Highlights from the FY23 Budget Request:
- U.S. Department of Education:
- FY23 budget proposes $32.2 billion for the Federal Pell Grant Program, a 30 percent increase from FY22 enacted levels.
- FY23 budget proposes $3.8 billion for Higher Education programs, a 27 percent increase from FY22 enacted levels.
- 5 percent increase in promoting postbaccalaureate opportunities for Hispanic Americans.
- $9.2 million increase in strengthening historically black graduate institutions.
- $6.2 million increase in strengthening master’s degree programs at HBCUs.
- $160.8 million increase in Federal TRIO programs, including $51.1 million for the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program.
- U.S. Department of Energy:
- FY23 budget proposes $7.79 billion for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, which is an 11 percent increase above the FY22 enacted level of $7 billion.
- The Office of Science administers the Graduate Student Research Program as well as the Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, which are integral to the United States remaining at the forefront of energy technology development and innovation.
- The FY23 budget proposes $700 million for the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), which is an increase of $273 million above the FY22 enacted amount of $427 million.
- National Science Foundation
- FY23 budget proposes $10.5 billion for NSF, an 18.8 percent increase from FY22 enacted levels.
- The budget renames the Education and Human Resources Directorate to the STEM Education Directorate. The budget proposes $1.377 billion for the STEM Education Directorate. Within this newly renamed directorate, the budget proposes $519 million for the Division of Graduate Education.
- Below is a breakdown of graduate education programs:
- Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP): For FY23, the Administration proposes $355.5 million for the program. According to the NSF Budget Justification, this level of funding would support a total of 2,750 new fellows an education allowance of $12,000 and a stipend of $37,000.
- NSF Research Traineeships (NRT): For FY23, the Administration proposes $62.5 million for the NRT program.
- CyberCorps: Scholarships for Service: The Administration proposes $75 million for this cybersecurity training program.