Federal Funds Survey FY 1994, 1995, and 1996, Vol. XLIV

Detailed Statistical Tables

Basic Research Performed at Universities and Colleges-Agency and Field of Science and Engineering


TABLE C-63.  FEDERAL OBLIGATIONS FOR BASIC RESEARCH PERFORMED AT UNIVERSITIES
AND COLLEGES, BY DETAILED FIELD OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING: FISCAL YEARS 1994
                    1995, AND 1996 [DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS]

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                                             |               |           ESTIMATES
      FIELD OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING       |     1994      |
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                                             |               |               |
                                             |               |     1995      |     1996
                                             |               |               |
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                                             |               |               |
  TOTAL, ALL FIELDS .........................|   6,979,251   |   7,185,904   |   7,445,302
                                             |               |               |
LIFE SCIENCES, TOTAL ........................|   3,894,064   |   3,974,352   |   4,148,626
  BIOLOGICAL (EXCLUDING ENVIRONMENTAL) ......|   2,035,670   |   2,095,908   |   2,186,688
  ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY .....................|     111,591   |     117,065   |     123,692
  AGRICULTURAL ..............................|      84,915   |      85,325   |      90,321
  MEDICAL ...................................|   1,553,079   |   1,592,114   |   1,646,405
  LIFE SCIENCES, N.E.C ......................|     108,809   |      83,940   |     101,520
                                             |               |               |
PSYCHOLOGY, TOTAL ...........................|     175,102   |     183,216   |     185,959
  BIOLOGICAL ASPECTS ........................|       8,629   |       9,659   |       9,625
  SOCIAL ASPECTS ............................|      11,926   |      12,912   |      12,286
  PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. ............|     154,547   |     160,645   |     164,048
                                             |               |               |
PHYSICAL SCIENCES, TOTAL ....................|     930,359   |     968,352   |     992,610
  ASTRONOMY .................................|     119,119   |     120,638   |     122,219
  CHEMISTRY .................................|     321,694   |     335,899   |     346,662
  PHYSICS ...................................|     435,117   |     441,382   |     462,026
  PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .................|      54,429   |      70,433   |      61,703
                                             |               |               |
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, TOTAL ...............|     592,786   |     605,779   |     611,273
  ATMOSPHERIC ...............................|     158,468   |     164,335   |     170,515
  GEOLOGICAL ................................|     197,605   |     181,950   |     190,799
  OCEANOGRAPHY ..............................|     136,059   |     137,762   |     143,291
  ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. ............|     100,654   |     121,732   |     106,668
                                             |               |               |
MATHEMATICS & COMPUTER SCIENCES, TOTAL ......|     340,263   |     353,151   |     380,883
  MATHEMATICS ...............................|     127,829   |     138,410   |     146,534
  COMPUTER SCIENCES .........................|     192,717   |     201,548   |     213,053
  MATHEMATICS & COMPUTER SCIENCES, N.E.C. ...|      19,717   |      13,193   |      21,296
                                             |               |               |
ENGINEERING, TOTAL ..........................|     715,237   |     744,780   |     758,490
  AERONAUTICAL ..............................|      67,137   |      69,020   |      70,725
  ASTRONAUTICAL .............................|      11,301   |      10,971   |      11,256
  CHEMICAL ..................................|      33,615   |      32,282   |      30,114
  CIVIL .....................................|      45,348   |      47,343   |      49,757
                                             |               |               |
  ELECTRICAL ................................|     122,438   |     128,807   |     146,062
  MECHANICAL ................................|      93,118   |     106,174   |     110,765
  METALLURGY & MATERIALS ....................|     196,387   |     203,228   |     213,771
  ENGINEERING, N.E.C. .......................|     145,893   |     146,955   |     126,040
                                             |               |               |
SOCIAL SCIENCES, TOTAL ......................|      96,359   |     103,792   |     108,061
  ANTHROPOLOGY ..............................|       5,855   |       6,843   |       7,343
  ECONOMICS .................................|      19,261   |      19,989   |      20,095
  POLITICAL SCIENCE .........................|       4,537   |       5,278   |       5,651
  SOCIOLOGY .................................|       7,391   |       8,107   |       8,634
  SOCIAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|      59,315   |      63,575   |      66,338
                                             |               |               |
OTHER SCIENCES, N.E.C. ......................|     235,081   |     252,482   |     259,400
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NOTES:    ONLY THE FOLLOWING SIX AGENCIES ARE REQUIRED TO REPORT TO THIS
    SECTION OF
THE SURVEY: THE DEPARTMENTS OF AGRICULTURE, DEFENSE, ENERGY, AND HEALTH
    AND HUMAN SERVICES; THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION;
    AND THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION. THE BASIC RESEARCH OBLIGATIONS OF
    THE SIX AGENCIES INCLUDED IN THIS TABLE REPRESENT APPROXIMATELY 99
    PERCENT OF TOTAL FEDERAL BASIC RESEARCH OBLIGATIONS TO UNIVERSITIES AND
    COLLEGES IN FISCAL YEARS 1994, 1995, AND 1996.  DATA FOR ONLY THOSE
    AGENCIES THAT HAD OBLIGATIONS IN THE VARIABLES REPRESENTED BY THIS TABLE
    APPEAR IN THE TABLE.  FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF THE FEDERAL AGENCIES THAT
    HAVE BEEN INCLUDED IN THE FEDERAL FUNDS SURVEY, REFER TO APPENDIX A.
KEY:      N.E.C. = NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED
SOURCE:   NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION/SRS, SURVEY OF FEDERAL FUNDS FOR
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: FISCAL YEARS 1994, 1995, AND 1996