The FY 2010 budget of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering would increase by $4.5 million, or 1.5 percent, under the request the Obama Administration has sent to Congress. Funding for NIBIB, a part of the National Institutes of Health, would increase from this year’s appropriation of $308.2 million to $312.7 million in FY 2010. (Economic stimulus funding is not included in the figure for this year’s appropriation.)
A section in the budget justification document entitled Overall Budget Policy states: “NIBIB has adopted a funding policy that gives special consideration to grant applications that bridge and integrate the life and physical sciences. NIBIB will also focus on enhancing support for new investigators.”
NIBIB's programs are requesting the following increases in FY 2010:
Applied Science and Technology: Up 1.1 percent
Discovery Science and Technology: Up 1.1 percent
Technological Competitiveness - Bridging the Sciences: Up 5.3 percent
Intramural Research: Up 1.5 percent
Research Management and Support: Up 1.8 percent.
Further detail on the NIBIB request can be viewed here.