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ERIC Number: ED507675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Federal S&E Obligations to Three Types of Minority-Serving Institutions Decline in FY 2007. InfoBrief. NSF 09-319
Bennof, Richard J.
National Science Foundation
This analysis first addresses federal science and engineering (S&E) support findings for all academic institutions, followed by an analysis of the major findings on minority-serving institutions. The National Science Foundation's (NSF's) latest statistics from the Survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions show that federal agencies obligated $28.5 billion (table 1) in current dollars to 1,216 academic institutions for science and engineering (S&E) activities in FY 2007. This amount represents a current-dollar decrease of 0.4% from the FY 2006 level, or a 3.0% decrease in inflation-adjusted constant 2000 dollars. This decrease was the first in current dollars reported to this survey in 11 years. It follows a 0.9% current-dollar increase (a 2.3% decrease in inflation-adjusted dollars) in total federal academic S&E support between FY 2005 and FY 2006. Furthermore, this InfoBrief presents data on federal S&E support to minority-serving institutions: historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), high-Hispanic-enrollment (HHE) institutions, and tribal colleges and universities. (Contains 4 tables and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics