ERIC Number: ED125392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Financial and Educational Trends in Universities in Relation to Federal Funding of Health-Related Research 1964-1974.
Lanier, Lyle H.; Zageris, Ivars
The primary purpose of this study is to investigate relationships between trends in federal funding of biomedical-behavioral research in universities and concurrent financial and educational changes in these institutions from FY 1964 through FY 1974. More detailed knowledge of these interrelationships should provide guidance to federal agencies and to universities in their efforts to sustain academic research in health fields at a high level of national effectiveness. The analytical framework for the investigation involved two modes of trend comparisons: (1) differences among various types of institutions in patterns of change in a given financial or educational variable; and (2) concurrent changes in two or more variables for a given type of institution. The sample included 148 institutions classified by type of control; medical school status; and involvement in doctoral education and research. Variables analyzed included: educational and general revenues; proportion of revenues supplied by R and D funds; trends in sponsored R and D revenues for all fields; expenditures for biomedical-behavioral research; enrollment trends; and trends in doctoral degrees. The general conclusion, although not conclusive, is that the financial condition of private research universities has been deteriorating under the impact of cost inflation and recession in revenues. (JMF)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Biological Sciences, Educational Finance, Expenditures, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Higher Education, Medical Research, Research, Research and Development Centers, Research Projects, Trend Analysis
American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.