ERIC Number: ED218145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jan-26
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Budget Cuts on Three Directorates of the National Science Foundation.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
This report provides comments and opinions from National Science Foundation (NSF) officials on proposed agency budget cuts which could affect three NSF Directorates: Science and Engineering; Biological, Behavioral, and Social Sciences; and Scientific, Technological, and International Affairs. Specific topics discussed focus on personnel levels, continuity of on-going research, and program changes. A general description of the Directorate and its programs, tables comparing funding for fiscal years 1980-1982, highlights of budget cut impacts, data on impacts, and NSF staff opinions (including their views on the impact of cuts on the communities and objectives they serve) are provided for each Directorate. Based on first quarter fiscal year 1982 planned expenditure rates, the programs affected most were in the following areas. All science and engineering programs would be eliminated except for graduate fellowships (Science and Engineering). Substantial cutbacks would occur in the social, economic, cognitive, and anthropological sciences (Biological, Behavioral, and Social Sciences). Reductions would take place in almost all programs of the Scientific, Technological, and International Affairs Directorate. Support to state and local governments would be sharply curtailed, and some programs such as the Appropriate Technology, University Based Innovation Centers, and State Science and Engineering Technologies program would be totally eliminated. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Sciences, Budgeting, Budgets, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering, Engineering Education, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Government Publications, Higher Education, International Programs, Opinions, Organizational Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness, Science Education, Science Programs, Social Sciences, Technology Transfer
U.S. Government Accounting Office, Document Handling and Information Services Facility, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD. 20760.
Publication Type: Reports - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.