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MS Research Funding

Ensure that Congress provides funding for MS research so that we can stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.

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About This Issue

What We Are Trying to Accomplish: To invest in MS research by funding the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Multiple Sclerosis Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP).

Why It’s Important: The NIH is the country’s premier institution for health research and the single largest source of funding for MS research projects in the world. The MS CDMRP funds high risk, high reward MS research that is complementary to that conducted by the NIH.

Updates: In the FY 2016 budget, the NIH received a $2 billion increase--for a total of $32.1 billion. In FY 2017, we are advocating for at least $34.5 billion for the NIH.

The MS CDMRP received a $1 million increase in FY 2016--for a total of $6 million. In FY 2017, we are advocating for $10 million for the MS CDMRP.

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