ERIC Number: ED130849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug-19
Real Increases Seen for Federal R&D Funding of Energy, Education, Science, and Defense in FY 1977. Science Resources Studies Highlights, August 19, 1976.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
This report presents data compiled as a part of a comprehensive program to measure and analyze the nation's resources expended for research and development. In fiscal year 1977, Federal R&D obligations are expected to total $23.5 billion, a record high and an increase of 8.6% over 1976. This upward shift occurs despite the fact that more than one-half of the R&D functional areas reflect declines or only nominal increases. Of the 15 functions that categorize Federal R&D programs in 1977, four reflect significant increases: energy development and conversion - up 24%; education - up 15%; science and technology base - up 14%; and national defense - up 13%. The largest dollar decrease - $100 million - is scheduled for health, and the next - $19 million - is represented by crime prevention and control. Data are graphed to show R&D funding trends for 1969, 1976 (est.) and 1977 (est.), and for the period 1969-1977 R&D functions are tabulated by function. (Author/MH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
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