AACN's Washington Weekly

Published November 11, 2020

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Senate Released FY 2021 Spending Bills: Additional Investments in Research, Nursing Education, and Workforce

On November 10, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee released all 12 Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 spending bills, including the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS-ED) funding Bill and Explanatory Statement, which includes:

  • Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs: $266.132 million, which is a $6.16 million or 2.37% increase from FY 2020 funding levels;
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH): $43.684 billion, which is a $2 billion or 4.8% increase from FY 2020 funding levels; and
  • National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR): $177.976 million, which is a $8.86 million increase or 5.24% increase from FY 2020 funding levels. 

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR): $177.976 million, which is a $8.86 million increase or 5.24% increase from FY 2020 funding levels.

These Senate spending bills come after the House advanced their FY 2021 effort earlier this year and as we near the December 11 deadline when the current continuing resolution or CR is set to expire. AACN will continue to monitor the FY 2021 appropriation conversations as they advance in the House and Senate. Please visit AACN’s Appropriations page for the current FY 2021 funding chart and visit @AACNPolicy for live updates.

Sign-Up Today: Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity at NINR

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) is accepting applications for the 2021 Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP). The GPP is a doctoral fellowship program that coordinates education and funding for PhD students in schools of nursing by blending the academic community with the research opportunities within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). By amplifying the education of our future nurse researchers and scientists, fellows have opportunities to advance their research in areas of symptoms and symptom management, health promotion, disease prevention, tissue injury, and genetics. Students should apply prior to their final year of doctoral coursework in order to start their dissertation’s research through the GPP. All applications are due by 11:59 pm (ET) on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 with three recommendation letters due no later than Thursday, December 3, 2020. Click here for more information on how to apply, eligibility criteria, and other support.