White House Releases FY 2025 Budget Priorities for R&D

On August 17, the White House released a memorandum outlining the Administrationā€™s priorities for research and development (R&D) for the fiscal year (FY) 2025 budget cycle. This memorandum, which is traditionally released annually by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), aims to set cross-cutting priorities for all federal research agencies to consider as they develop their budget submissions. The FY 2025 memorandum lists seven such priorities for agencies to consider:

  • Advancing trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI);
  • Advancing global security and technological competitiveness;
  • Tackling climate change;
  • Improving health outcomes;
  • Reducing barriers and inequities;
  • Improving the nationā€™s economic competitiveness;
  • Promoting open science and community-engaged R&D.

While the priorities listed are similar to those in the White House R&D memorandum for FY 2024, there is notably more attention paid towards the development of artificial intelligence, focusing on creating technology that is trustworthy and people focused.

More details can be found in theĀ FY 2025 memorandum.


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