February 11, 2020 -- U.S. President Donald Trump on February 10 released a proposed budget for 2021 that includes an 8% cut in funding to the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), proposing a 2021 budget of $38 billion, compared with the $41.4 billion the agency has had in 2020.
The NIH cuts are just one line item in the president's proposed $4.8 trillion federal budget for the coming year. It proposes several cuts to NIH institutes, including the following:
|Proposed 2021 U.S. budget for select federal agencies|
|2020 budget||2021 proposed budget|
|National Cancer Institute||$6.2 billion||$5.7 billion|
|National Human Genome Research Institute||$606.3 million||$550.1 million|
|National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering||403.6 million||$368.1 million|
|National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke||$2.3 billion||$2.1 billion|
|National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences||$832.9 million||$787.7 million|
The proposed budget also includes cuts to programs in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).