ERIC Number: ED063875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Federal Funds for Research Development and Other Scientific Activities, Fiscal Years 1970, 1971, 1972.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Between 1960 and 1972 fundamental shifts have taken place in the relative levels of support provided to different research and development programs. The first half of the 1960's witnessed an unprecedented growth in Federal funding of R&D; this growth was followed by a period when funding leveled off and then declined. For 1972, however, the proposed budget for Federal research and development indicates a significant reversal of the downward trend. Agencies other than those concerned with defense, space, and atomic energy are scheduled to obligate 23% of the 1972 R&D total, compared with 9% in 1960. These are agencies that are devoted to health and education services, the reduction of poverty, the improvement of transportation and communication, the prediction of the weather, better management of crops, forests, livestock, mining, and fisheries, and the preservation of a sound environment. This report is the 20th in an annual series that has recorded the data on which the foregoing trends are based. It provides comprehensive statistical information on the size and scope of Federal obligations for scientific activities and the types of institutions and purposes to which such funds are directed. (Author/HS)
Available from the Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 ($2.00)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.