ERIC Number: ED427950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Dec-2
How Has the Field Mix of Academic R&D Changed? Issue Brief.
Rapoport, Alan I.
SRS Issue Brief, Dec 2 1998
This brief examines changes in research and development emphasis in the academic sector--which conducts roughly half of the nation's basic research--by analyzing shifts in the science and engineering field shares during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Both the shifting distribution of overall funds among science and engineering fields and the effects of these changes in terms of their impacts on the individual fields are discussed. Data is examined to determine whether major differences exist in the shifts in field shares for federal and nonfederal funds for academic research and development. (CCM)
Descriptors: Budgets, Engineering, Federal Government, Financial Support, Higher Education, Research and Development, Science Education, Sciences
National Science Foundation, Div. of Science Resources Studies, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Suite 965, Arlington, VA 22230.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.