ERIC Number: ED281780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb
Reference Count: 0
University Funding: Patterns of Distribution of Federal Research Funds to Universities. Briefing Report to the Ranking Minority Member, Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
Responding to a request by the United States Senate, this report examines the patterns of distribution of federal research funds to universities and colleges. These distribution patterns were determined by institution, state, agency, and field of science. In addition, the document provides an analysis of the extent to which patterns of distribution are accounted for by historical trends, direct congressional action, field of science, demographic and socioeconomic factors, and the use and distribution of peer reviewers. The principal findings include: (1) that although the percentage of federal research and development funds received by the top funded 100 universities and colleges has remained stable from 1967 to 1984, the composition of the top 100 has changed, with 19 institutions moving into the top 100; (2) the total federal research funding to universities and colleges appears to be concentrated in relatively few states and institutions (although this does not hold when examining individual fields of science); and (3) that federal research and development funding to universities and colleges by state positively correlates to certain demographic and socioeconomic factors. (TW)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, College Science, Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, National Surveys, Research and Development, Research Projects, Research Universities, Science Education, Social Sciences
United States General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (first 5 copies free while supplies are available; additional copies $2.00 each; 25% discount for 100 or more to same address).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.