In January, the President signed the bill to fund the U.S. government and the NIH for fiscal year 2014. This budget provides
excellent news on a number of fronts: despite the tough economic times, NIH receives $1 billion over our FY 2013 appropriation,
providing some welcome relief from the worst of the across-the-board cuts caused by sequestration. For NINDS, this translates
into a budgetary increase of 3.6%, or almost $55 Million. This will strengthen our ability to support exciting science about
the fundamental workings of the brain and nervous system, as well as fund important translational and clinical research focused
on combating neurological disease.
We have just released our funding plan for FY 2014. We are committed to maximizing our support for investigator-initiated research, and that commitment drives many of our decisions. Read More ...