SRCD Signs on to CNSF Letter on FY 2023 Appropriations and the National Science Foundation


SRCD signed on to two Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) letters that call for a funding increase for the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. Addressed to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies of the U.S. House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, the letters reflect the CNSF’s request for additional resources for the National Science Foundation in FY 2023. 

The letters note, “NSF needs critical resources in FY23 for the U.S. to support a thriving science and technology ecosystem and address major priorities such as technology innovation, climate change, and diversifying the future STEM workforce. Bipartisan majorities in Congress have noted the incredible importance of NSF to our nation’s competitiveness and national security and called for major growth to NSF funding. NSF needs a substantial increase in its budget to achieve the goals envisioned in the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act and the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), including the recently established Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, which is designed to address the foremost challenges that society and the economy face today.” 

The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) is an alliance of more than 140 professional organizations, scientific societies, universities, and businesses united in their advocacy for the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Society for Research in Child Development is a CNSF member. 

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