ERIC Number: ED242541
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
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Federal Funds for Research and Development. Fiscal Years 1981, 1982, and 1983. Volume XXXI. Final Report. Surveys of Science Resources Series.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
This report on Federal agency research and development (R&D) is based on the FY 1983 Presidential budget which continues the economic revitalization policies initiated in the previous year's budget. While the report emphasizes analyses of detailed data on R&D performers, fields of science, and geographic distribution of R&D, it also includes more highly aggregated data to provide the necessary overall perspective. A summary of more recent data is also provided for Federal R&D levels of support proposed for 1984, but in less detail than for 1983. The 1984 budget specifically provided for increased support to basic research in the defense, general science, and energy areas. This continued a pattern evident in the previous budget, with the same areas targeted for real gains. The report is divided into three sections: (1) Federal R&D perspectives, bringing to date for 1983 the R&D funding strategy initiated in the 1982 budget (including Department of Defense role); (2) Federal intramural, industrial, and academic performers of Federal R&D, (examining effects of recent changes in agency support on the growth, or decline, in performance of overall sectors); and (3) geographic distribution of funds, 1981. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - General
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Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.