LEARN wrote the Chairs and Ranking Members of the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees overseeing funding for the Institute of Educational Sciences (IES), the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). In these letters, LEARN advocated for increases in fiscal year 2018 funding for these key institutes, centers and foundations which support critical education research aimed at advancing scientific understanding of learning and development.
Specific funding requests in the letters include:
- For IES, Research and Dissemination, $210 million
- For NCSER, $58.26 million
- For NSF’s Education and Human Resources Directorate, $948.6 million
- For NSF’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate, $293.8 million
- For NICHD, $1.42 billion
- For NIHM, $1.6 billion.
The letter regarding IES, NCSER, NICHD and NIMH funding can be accessed here: FY18 LEARN L-HHS Appropriations Letter. The letter pertaining to NSF funding can be accessed here: FY18 LEARN CJS Approps Letter.