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NSF Congressional Highlight

Summary of NSF Appropriation for FY 02

November 27, 2001

Summary of NSF Appropriation for FY 02

U.S. CapitolOn November 26, the President signed into law the VA-HUD and Independent Agencies appropriations bill (H.R. 2620) for the 2002 fiscal year, which includes funding for the National Science Foundation. Overall, NSF funding increased by $372.5 million to $4.789 billion. This represents an 8.4 percent increase over the previous year.

Within the broader accounts, Research and Related Activities will increase by 7.7 percent ($255.7 million), to $3.598 billion; Education and Human Resources will increase by 11.4 percent to $875 million; and the Major Research equipment account will increase by 14.4 percent to $138.8 million. Salaries and Expenses will increase by 9.9% to match the $170.0 million request, and the Office of Inspector General will receive the requested 9.7 percent increase to $6.8 million.

The appropriation provides for specific funding levels for Science and Technology Centers ($26.61 million); Major Research Instrumentation ($75.9 million); the Information Technology Research program ($25 million); Nanoscale Science and Engineering ($25 million).

In addition, Major Research and Facilities Construction Projects are identified at the following specified funding levels: Large Hadron Collider ($16.9 million); Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation ($24.4 million); High-performance Instrumented Airborne Platform for Environmental Research ($35.0 million); Terascale Computing Systems( $35 million); ICE CUBE Neutrino Detector ($15 million); and Atacama Large Millimeter Array ($12.5 million).

Within the Education and Human Resources Directorate, specific funding levels are provided for EPSCoR ($80 million plus $30 million in co-funding from the R&RA account); the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation ($28 million); Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program ($17 million); Mathematics and Science Partnerships ($160 million); Noyce Scholarships ($5 million); Office of Innovative Partnerships ($11.00 million); Undergraduate Workforce Initiative ($5 million); and $105 million to increase the level of graduate student stipends to $21,500.

Text version of the FY 2002 Appropriations Table

FY 2002 National Science Foundation
Appropriations Table

 

FY01

Request

House

Senate

FINAL

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BIO

485.4

483.1

529.0

500.6

509.0

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CISE

477.9

470.4

521.0

523.0

515.8

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ENG

430.8

431.0

469.0

454.0

467.5

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GEO

562.2

558.5

613.0

570.0

610.7

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MPS

850.8

863.6

927.0

897.5

922.2

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SBE

164.4

163.2

179.0

165.2

168.9

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OPP

273.3

276.6

299.0

281.6

297.8

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OIA

97.8

80.6

106.0

115.6

106.5

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R&RA
Total

3342.6

3326.9

3642.3

3514.4

3598.3

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EHR

785.6

872.4

886.0

872.4

875.0

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MRE

121.3

96.3

135.3

108.8

138.8

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S&E

160.5

170.4

170.4

170.4

170.4

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OIG

6.2

6.8

6.8

6.8

6.8

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NSF Total
 

4416.4

4472.5

4840.1

4672.8

4789.3

BIO - Biological Sciences
CISE- Computer and Information Science and Engineering
ENG - Engineering
GEO - Geosciences
MPS - Mathematics and Physical Sciences
SBE - Science, Behavioral and Economic Sciences
OPP - Office of Polar Programs
OIA - Integrative Activities
R&RA - Research and Related Activities
EHR - Education and Human Resources
MRE - Major Research Equipment
S&E - Salaries and Expenses
OIG - Office of Inspector General

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