Biden Administration Begins Rollout of FY 2023 Budget, Some Details Yet to be Published
On March 28, the Biden Administration began releasing details of its fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget request to Congress. At the time of this writing, details for all federal agencies and departments important to the social science research community have not yet been published; however, topline budget levels are available:
The budget request proposes increases for much of the federal research enterprise with some exceptions; however, the devil is in the details. For example, more than half of the proposed increase for the National Institutes of Health would go toward the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) which was just established through the FY 2022 final appropriations bill, and some NIH institutes and centers would see increases while others would be cut. The National Science Foundation, on the other hand, would see sizeable increases across the board in addition to funding for its new Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships (TIP) Directorate.
COSSA is busily analyzing the FY 2023 budget request and will be publishing an in-depth report in the coming days. In the meantime, details can be found on the White House Office of Management and Budget website.
While the Administration was nearly two months late in delivering the budget to Congress, the House and Senate have hit the ground running on the FY 2023 appropriations process, with several hearings scheduled for later this week in which Administration officials will defend the proposals for next year. COSSA will keep you posted on all the news related to FY 2023 funding for social and behavioral science research.