ERIC Number: ED113183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-25
Reference Count: N/A
Defense, Space, and Energy Account for Most of Record Increase in Federal R&D Total in FY 1976. Science Resources Studies Highlights, August 25, 1975.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
Presented are data taken from a forthcoming report, An Analysis of Federal Research and Development (R&D) Funding by Function, Fiscal Years 1969-76. The 14 function categories were chosen to make visible the most important R&D objectives in the 1976 budget. Data are additive to 100 percent, and thus each program appears only under a function that embraces its primary purpose and not under headings that relate to secondary purposes. Among the 14 functions those that reflect noted increases are national defense, space, energy, and the education function. Both tabulated and descriptive data are presented. Other functions listed and discussed include: the health function, registering a 12 percent decline; the environment function, which is having one of its highest growth rates; science and technology, showing study growth; natural resources; and transportation and communication. The two largest programs making up four-fifths of the function total are NSF's Scientific Research Project Support and ERDA's physical research program. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Newsletters, Research, Research and Development Centers, Research Utilization, Science Education, Science Programs, Sciences, Scientific Research
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.