ERIC Number: ED138482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Federal Funds for Research, Development, and Other Scientific Activities. Fiscal Years 1975, 1976, and 1977. Volume XXV.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
This report presents data on Federal Research and Development (R&D) funding levels by overall totals and by selected subcategories. The data cover all Federal agencies that sponsor R&D programs. Data for 1977 and 1976 are estimated since programs are subject to later appropriations, apportionment, and reprogramming. Earlier years reflect completed congressional and executive actions. The purpose of the series is to provide a perspective on trends and relationships among important Federal R&D components. Some of the highlights of the report include: (1) Federal R&D obligations were expected to increase 13.5% in 1976 and 8.6% in 1977; (2) In constant dollars, the 1977 total is estimated as 20% lower than in 1967; (3) DOD and ERDA account for almost all the 1977 growth; (4) 74% of the 1977 budget will be obligated to people and agencies outside the Federal government; and (5) Every state received some support, though California, Maryland, Massachusetts, and New York each received more than $1 billion. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Development, Economic Climate, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Industry, Research, Sciences, Scientific Research, Universities
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 038-000-00310-1, $1.45)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
Note: Contains small print in Tables and shaded charts and graphs