Our Goal is Steady Sustainable Increases in NIH Funding

Why We Care

Research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has led to incredible accomplishments and remarkable progress in the biological and biomedical sciences that have benefited the lives of millions of Americans. More research progress is within reach and could lead to the development of new and much needed treatments.

However, each year the NIH faces potential funding cuts that would affect the ability of scientists to research innovative treatments for a wide range of diseases. The Endocrine Society supports steady, sustainable increases funding for the NIH and understands that more investments in medical research are needed to address the growing health challenges of an aging and increasingly diverse population.

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Position Statement

Take Action

The Endocrine Society is urging Congress to provide $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in fiscal year (FY) 2020.

While there is bipartisan support for NIH, to achieve increased funding the Congress must first reach agreement on raising current statutory spending caps or we will see dramatic cuts in total federal spending starting in FY 2020.

Join our campaign and tell your member of Congress why raising the caps and providing robust, sustained, and timely funding for NIH is so important!

Testimony and Policy Communications

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  • Society Brings Researchers to Capitol Hill to Advocate for NIH Funding | June 2018
    Members of the Endocrine Society gathered in Washington D.C. in May to meet with Congressional representatives on the Hill. Participating members used this time to advocate for better funding for medical research and educate congressional offices about the value of endocrine-related research
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  • Congress Passes FY2018 Funding Bill with $3 Billion Increase for NIH | March 2018
    In a huge victory for the Endocrine Society and the medical research community, Congress passed a spending bill (HR 1625) with a $3 billion increase for the for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a total budget of $37.084 billion.
  • Endocrine Society Members Join Rally for Medical Research | October 2017
    Members of the Endocrine Society joined 400 other research advocates in Washington D.C. to visit members of Congress and call for increased funding for biomedical research as part of the Rally for Medical Research.

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