Sequestration Sets In:
Why Private Funding is More Important Than Ever
With sequestration now officially in effect, the drastic reduction in federal dollars previously allocated for medical research will have a profound impact on scientific breakthroughs that have the potential to transform and save lives.
To keep scientists and researchers in the labs today and for future generations, to continue making strides toward a cure for epilepsy and other debilitating and deadly diseases, we must make up for the lost federal dollars.
Private funding is more important than ever.
Over the next several years:
- $3 billion will be cut from life sciences funding
- The NIH stands to lose $1.56 billion; the FDA $195 million; the NSF $359 million and the CDC $288 million. For additional details on the impact of these numbers, click here.
- 2,300 fewer grants will be awarded
- More than 30,000 scientists and staff will be cut from grant-funded positions
Sequestration slashes government investments in critical health, scientific, medical, and biological research--research that uncovers treatments, moves new medicines to market and encourages young investigators to pursue careers in fields committed to finding cures for some of the most complex diseases.
Donate today to ensure we continue funding groundbreaking research to help find a cure for epilepsy.