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  FY 2023 President's Budget:

On March 28, 2022, President Biden submitted to Congress his FY 2023 Budget request encompassing all Federal agencies - including a proposed budget of approximately $62.5 billion for the NIH. The overall request includes discretionary budget authority of $49.04 billion, of which $1.09 billion is associated with 21st Century Cures Act allocations, $83 million is for Superfund research activities, and $5.0 billion is for the new Advanced Research Project Agency for Health (ARPA-H). The NIH request total also includes $12.05 billion for Pandemic Preparedness and slightly over $141 million for special type 1 Diabetes research identified as mandatory resources, plus Program Evaluation financing of $1.27 billion. 

Visit the links on the Budget Request page for more information on the NIH request.


FY 2023 Testimony to Congress

  BRDPI Index
  March 2022 - Biomedical Research and Development Price Index (BRDPI)

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National Institutes of Health Funding for Diseases, Conditions, and Research FY 2016 - FY 2021

  • NIH categorizes its spending in a variety of manners to satisfy diverse reporting requirements. Spending is tracked for specific Diseases (Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Pediatric Cancer, HIV/AIDS, etc.), for various conditions (Infertility, Obesity, etc.) and specific areas of research (Genetics, Mental Health, Nanotechnology, Opioids, etc.). See, FY 2016–FY 2021 Funding Estimates, for our latest estimates. This table provides actual expenditures for FY 2016 through FY 2019, and projected expenditures based on the current year appropriations level and the President’s Budget funding level for FY 2020 and FY 2021, respectively. The projected expenditures are updated each year.

Important Notes:

  • The current year (FY 2020) and budget year (FY 2021) dollar amounts provided represents NIH best estimate on what will be funded for the categories. The figures provided are not allocated to or set aside for these categories.
  • The table does not reconcile mathematically. Funding included in one area may also be included in other areas. For example, Clinical Research includes Clinical Trials and Supporting Activities.

The OB intranet site was developed and deployed in FY 2009 to streamline and enhance internal work flow between OB, counterpart units within the NIH Office of the Director, and the ICs for budget related topics and activities. The intranet portal is accessible only to NIH budget community members and other authorized users. Use the link below to connect to the Portal site.

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In 2014, OB developed and implemented a second SharePoint site intended to serve as a virtual library and facilitate communications, complementing the existing OB Portal site. This intranet resource is accessible only to NIH budget community members and other authorized users. Use the link below to connect to the Communication site.


The Office of Budget (OB) advises and supports the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on budget policy issues affecting the NIH, the medical research community and the public. The OB is responsible for:

  • Devising alternative budget policy scenarios for NIH Leadership consideration and developing associated NIH-wide budget projections in response to continuously evolving budget formulation and execution requirements.
  • Validating and consolidating component organizations’ estimates and justification materials comprising annual budget submissions or special funding requests.
  • Maintaining active and efficient communications with key external stakeholders – such as the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) and the Congress.
  • Monitoring and coordinating NIH budget activities of the 27 NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs).

The two branches that comprise the OB organization are:

  • Budget Formulation and Modeling Branch
  • Budget Execution and Reporting Branch

Office of Budget MISSION:

To support the NIH mission to uncover new knowledge and transform health care with responsive, accurate, and timely budget and performance management information.

Office of Budget VISION:

Be recognized as the most professional Budget Office in the Federal government, leveraging the talents and experience of a vibrant team that delivers responsive, accurate, and timely information to the NIH and its stakeholders.

Offices of Budget Core VALUES:

  • Integrity
  • Service
  • Excellence