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ERIC Number: ED142130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
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Science Resources Studies Highlights. Academic R & D Expenditures Up 9 Percent in FY 1976.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
The preliminary findings of the National Science Foundation's survey of scientific and engineering expenditures at universities and colleges for FY 1976 reveal that: (1) research and development (R & D) expenditures totaled $3.7 billion, a nine percent increase over the previous year; after discounting inflationary effects, this represents a real-dollar growth of two percent, the same growth as in 1975; (2) federal agencies continued to sponsor two-thirds of academic R&D activities, although constant-dollar increases in nonfederal spending outpaced federal growth; (3) basic research expenditures rose five percent to $2.5 billion and accounted for 68 percent of all academic R&D activities in 1976; this portion has declined from 77 percent in 1970; and (4) the most rapid current-dollar growth in major scientific disciplines occurred in engineering and the physical and environmental sciences; activities in mathematics and psychology actually decreased. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Colleges, Engineering, Environmental Research, Expenditures, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Higher Education, Mathematics, Psychology, Research, Scientific Research, Universities
National Science Foundation, 1800 G St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20550
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
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