Obama Seeks $31-Billion for NIH, $7-Billion for NSF in New Budget

President Obama on Thursday proposed a $30.9-billion budget for the National Institutes of Health for the 2010 fiscal year, including basic and clinical research. It sets a baseline 4.7 percent higher than the agency’s final budget under President Bush in 2008.

The announcement is the latest in a series of budget swings for the NIH, which is the largest source of money for academic research. The