Natural Science Collections Alliance

Our members are part of an international community of museums, botanical gardens, herbariums, universities and other institutions that house natural science collections and utilize them in research, exhibitions, academic and informal science education, and outreach activities.

NSC Alliance Testimony Supports Increased Funding for NSF

The Natural Science Collections Alliance submitted testimony to Congress in favor of increased funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF).  The requested $7.5 billion would restore proposed cuts to research funding and enable continued investments in natural history collections.

NSF requested $7.255 billion in fiscal year 2015.  At this level, biological research funding would be cut by $12.75 million, although significant new investments would be made in science education.

Congress is currently considering funding levels for the next fiscal year, which will start on 1 October 2014.

Click here to read the NSC Alliance testimony.

NSC Alliance Testimony Supports Increased Funding for NSF
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