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ARPA–H Is Open for Business

The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) celebrated its one-year anniversary with several big announcements, including its first call for research proposals with a broad agency announcement (BBA), the launch of the “ARPA-H Dash” competition, and the hiring of its first two program managers.

Biden’s FY24 Budget Prioritizes NSF and ARPA-H Funding

President Biden released a ‘skinny’ version of his budget on March 9, demonstrating the administration’s priorities. FABBS Executive Director had the opportunity to attend the White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP) budget release, which focused on NSF, NIST, and ARPA-H. FABBS commends the significant increase to the NSF budget, yet notes that the recommendation for NIH falls well short of the community request.

NIA and NICHD Advisory Councils Meet 

Advisory councils within the National Institute of Aging (NIA) and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) held meetings in January. Advisory councils make financial, regulatory, and policy recommendations to the NIH directors to advance the institute’s mission, …

Fiscal Year 23 Budget Includes Increases for Science

FABBS commends the House and Senate for coming together and passing the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023. The overdue omnibus provides 10.3 percent increase in R&D funding over FY 2022 including for federal agencies supporting behavioral and brain sciences: Institute …

Progress on Federal Research Bills

May 26, 2022

NSF Reauthorization

The House and Senate are moving forward with a Conference Committee to negotiate differences between the House-passed America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing Pre-Eminence in Technology and Economic Strength (America COMPETES) Act and Senate-passed United States …

Progress on ARPA-H

April 28, 2022

The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) is slowly starting to take shape. Congress recently approved funding for the agency, and the Biden Administration settled on key details in establishing the new agency.

Xavier Becerra, Secretary …

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