As a supporter of the University of California, we ask you to join us in urging Congress to support robust investments in federal research funding. Federal funds are the university’s single most important source of support for research.
Federally funded research is the fuel that drives UC breakthroughs to improve health, advance science and create knowledge. UC researchers identify disease causes and develop cures and life-enhancing biotechnologies – but the funding that makes this possible is at risk.
The recent federal budget blueprint for Fiscal Year 2018 proposes to cut $54 billion from federal programs that support areas such as medical, energy and environmental research. These cuts would be devastating to California and the nation, and would stifle UC’s ability to solve our country’s most pressing needs and challenges.
Ask your members of Congress to invest in federal research.
Please help ensure that UC can continue to address the scientific, technological and health challenges facing California and the nation by reaching out to your members of Congress and asking them to support investments in federal research funding. Thank you for your support of the University of California.
Nelson Peacock, Senior Vice President for Governmental Relations, University of California
Gary Falle, Associate Vice President for Federal Governmental Relations, University of California