ERIC Number: ED205154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Black Higher Education Fact Sheet. Did You Know? About Federal R&D Funding to HBC's, #6.
National Advisory Committee on Black Higher Education and Black Colleges and Universities (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Trends in federal research and development funding that affect historically black colleges (HBCs) are outlined and statistical data provided. National Science Foundation data show almost no change in the HBC share of this funding from FY 1978 to FY 1979. The rise of HBC funding (12 percent) was exceeded by the figure for overall funding (14 percent), resulting in somewhat less for HBCs in constant dollars. The federal agencies and departments most involved in research and development activities (Health, Education, and Welfare; National Science Foundation; Department of Defense; and Department of Energy) awarded the fewest dollars in their budgets to HBCs, representing little change from the previous year. Anecdotal evidence drawn from the Chronicle of Higher Education bears out this trend. One remedy proposed by the National Advisory Committee on Black Higher Education and Black Colleges and Universities to increase the HBC share of this funding is the recommendation to award research grants for studies of the major issues affecting blacks and the black community to black researchers at the HBCs. The most frequently cited reason for low funding levels is lack of facilities and personnel in the institutions to carry out research goals. Projects at HBCs showing ability to carry out research and development work are listed. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Committee on Black Higher Education and Black Colleges and Universities (DHEW), Washington, DC.