A 20% cut - $6 billion - in the NIH budget will have devastating effects on the development of effective therapies for terrible fatal diseases. This cut will mean that only 2-5% of approved grants will be funded. Young scientists will be disproportionately affected, essentially guaranteeing a loss of at LEAST one generation of scientists. Philanthropic support is even more critical now with this dire situation in Washington, D.C.
Please PHONE or write your senators and representatives to urge an INCREASE, not a DECREASE, in the NIH budget. Phone calls can make a difference! Even one phone call can help!