The administration is requesting $32.1 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) fiscal year 2011 budget, a 3.2% increase that, when adjusted for inflation, means a leveling off of the NIH budget. But the biomedical community actually will be seeing dramatically less money beginning in 2011, as the one-time “stimulus” infusion of $10.4 billion, given to the NIH to fund health science research as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), comes to an end.
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