Under the Senate bill, NIH funding would increase 6.3 percent to $34 billion in FY2017. The proposed increase is noteworthy given that the Senate Labor-HHS Appropriation Subcommittee was operating under a funding allocation $270 million less than it was allocated in the FY2016 process.
The slated increase for NIH includes provisions for the following:
- $300 million for the Precision Medicine Initiative, an increase of $100 million
- $1.39 billion for Alzheimer’s disease research, an increase of $400 million
- $250 million for the BRAIN Initiative to map the human brain, an increase of $100 million