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Estimated NIH Nutrition Research Funding, FY 2016

This is a vertical bar chart whose x-axis lists all the of the NIH institutes, centers, and offices that have provided funding for nutrition research in fiscal year 2016. The institutes, centers, and offices are listed in alphabetical order. The y-axis is millions of dollars from zero to six hundred million. There is one vertical bar for each institute, center, or office. Each bar indicates how much was spent on nutrition research in fiscal year 2016. NIDDK, NHLBI, and NCI have the tallest bars, indicating that they funded the greatest amount of nutrition research.

Altogether, NIH made 4,211 awards and spent $1.6 billion dollars for nutrition research in fiscal year 2016. However, until the final spending figures for FY 2016 are released, these numbers are only estimates.

Proposed NRTF Strategic Planning Timeline

This visual shows the proposed timeline of the NIH Nutrition Research Strategic Planning Effort. The NIH Nutrition Research Task Force (NRTF) was established in October 2016. At the time, staff from the Office of Nutrition Research had almost completed a literature review to identify a list of research gaps and opportunities that could be used as a starting point for discussion. This was completed in the fall of the 2016. Also in the fall, an NIH Writing Group (WG) was formed. The WG developed a detailed outline that was completed in spring 2017. A crowd-sourcing effort was also conducted in the spring to gather input from NIH scientists and key external stakeholders.

In June 2017, the NRTF held their first meeting. Later in June, input was gathered from an external Nutrition Research Thought Leader Panel meeting.

A Senior Leadership Group was appointed to guide the composition of the draft strategic plan and the implementation of the plan once it is complete. Currently, the Senior Leadership and Writing Groups are drafting a plan that will be discussed at the next NRTF meeting. The draft plan will be released for public comment soon after, followed by revisions and clearance. A final plan is expected in October 2018, after which the implementation process will begin.