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Number of People Involved in BIO Activities

 
  FY 1997
ESTIMATE
FY 1998
ESTIMATE
FY 1999
ESTIMATE
Senior Researchers 2,201 2,477 2,716
Other Professionals 1,057 1,189 1,304
Postdoctorates 981 1,104 1,210
Graduate Students 1,732 1,949 2,126
Undergraduate Students 2,395 2,682 3,057
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Total Number of People 8,366 9,401 10,413
 



BIO Funding Profile

 
  FY 1997
ESTIMATE
FY 1998
ESTIMATE
FY 1999
ESTIMATE
Total Number of Awards 2,901 2,921 2,985
Statistics for Competitive Awards:
Number 1,414 1,421 1,461
Funding Rate 27% 26% 26%
Median Annualized Award Size 1 $75,000 $80,000 $89,000
Average Annualized Award Size 1 $77,877 $85,000 $95,000
Average Duration (yrs.) 1 2.4 2.7 3.0
 
   1 Statistics for award size and duration are for the Research Project Support key program function only.



Changes In Budget Structure

   The Plant Genome Research Subactivity was established in FY 1998 to support research to produce new knowledge and discoveries about the structure, organization and function of plant genomes, leading to conceptual breakthroughs and new insights relevant to economically significant plants.


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