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White House Proposes Large Cuts to NIH Research Grants This Year

March 29, 2017, 4:00 AM

President Donald Trump’s administration has proposed cutting $1.23 billion this fiscal year from research funded by the National Institutes of Health, according to a White House document sent to Congressional appropriators.

The reduction is part of $18 billion in slashed spending the administration wants in fiscal 2017, which ends in October. Most of the proposed cuts at the NIH would come from research grants, with $50 million specifically taken from a program meant to support biomedical research in states that typically get less agency money.

The spending proposal is part of a wider agenda of cuts set out by Trump, ...

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