ERIC Number: ED215893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-29
Reference Count: N/A
1980 Federal Obligations to Universities and Colleges Rose Slightly in Constant Dollars. Science Resources Studies Highlights.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
This brief document reports on Federal support to individual universities and colleges both for science/engineering (S/E) and non-S/E activities. The study, the only source of data on total Federal obligations to individual academic and nonprofit institutions, is carried out annually by the National Science Foundation (NSF), as a result of a congressional mandate to do so. The data are based on a survey of the 15 Federal Agencies with the largest programs supporting S/E activities, and account for about 95 percent of all Federal obligations to universities and colleges in fiscal year 1980. Support increased by 9 percent between 1979 and 1980, which meant 1 percent in real dollars. Further, the greatest increase in research and development (R&D) funds between 1971 and 1980 occurred in life sciences, the smallest in psychology. This report contains detailed information on several aspects of Federal support, including a table listing Federal obligations to 100 universities and colleges receiving the largest amounts in fiscal year 1980. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.