ERIC Number: ED367273
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Selected Data on Academic Science and Engineering R&D Expenditures: Fiscal Year 1992. Surveys of Science Resources Series.
Machen, M. Marge
This document presents 1992 statistical data on science and engineering expenditures for separately budgeted research and development (R&D) programs that were obtained from over 450 institutions of higher education, including all doctorate-granting institutions, all historically black colleges, and universities with any R&D expenditures. Trend data are presented in 16 data tables comprising over 90 percent of the report. Among the findings are the following: (1) total R&D expenditures increased by almost 7 percent, from $17.6 billion in fiscal year (FY) 1991 to $18.9 billion in FY 1992, compared with a national inflation rate of 3 percent; (2) R&D expenditures sponsored by the Federal Government increased by over 8 percent, and R&D spending from non-Federal sources increased by 5 percent; (3) the greatest percentage gain by non-federal source of funds over FY 1991, nearly 8 percent, was in industry-sponsored R&D expenditures; (4) seven of the eight major science and engineering fields outpaced the 3-percent inflation rate; and (6) expenditures from current funds for academic research equipment totaled just over $1 billion in FY 1992. (GLR)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Engineering, Expenditures, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Public Colleges, Research and Development, Statistical Data, Trend Analysis, Undergraduate Study
Division of Science Resources Studies, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 965, Arlington, VA 22230 (single copy free).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources.