Simply Statistics A statistics blog by Rafa Irizarry, Roger Peng, and Jeff Leek

This simple bar graph clearly demonstrates that the US can easily increase research funding

Some NIH R01 paylines are down to 10%. This means only 10% of grants are being funded. The plot below highlights that all we need is a tiny litte slice from Defense, Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security to bring that back up to 20%. The plot was taken from Alex Tarrabok’s great article in the Atlantic.

Update: The y-axis unit is billions of US dollars.