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To provide data users with the most timely data possible, these historical data tables will only be available via the World Wide Web. The statistics in the tables are considered final and are not expected to be revised.

These tabulations result from NSF's Survey of Federal Funds for Research and Development, for fiscal years 1998-2000, and from earlier surveys in this series. (See also Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 1998, 1999, and 2000, Volume 48.) They reflect the research portion of research and development (R&D) funding levels as reported by Federal agencies. Totals in these tables are given in obligations for research by field of science and engineering, and selected agency. The research obligations data are further categorized according to basic research and applied research by field of science and engineering.

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Total Research by Detailed Field of Science and Engineering and Selected Agency uparrow
Table 1.
Federal obligations for total research, by detailed field of science & engineering, and selected agency: fiscal years 1970-2000
Total, all agencies
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
HHS: Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Services Administration
HHS: National Institutes of Health
Department of the Interior
Environmental Protection Agency
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Science Foundation
All other departments and agencies
Basic Research by Detailed Field of Science and Engineering and Selected Agency uparrow
Table 2.
Federal obligations for basic research, by detailed field of science & engineering, and selected agency: fiscal years 1970-2000
Total, all agencies
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
HHS: Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Services Administration
HHS: National Institutes of Health
Department of the Interior
Environmental Protection Agency
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Science Foundation
All other departments and agencies
Applied Research by Detailed Field of Science and Engineering and Selected Agency uparrow
Table 3.
Federal obligations for applied research, by detailed field of science & engineering, and selected agency: fiscal years 1970-2000
Total, all agencies
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
HHS: Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Services Administration
HHS: National Institutes of Health
Department of the Interior
Environmental Protection Agency
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Science Foundation
All other departments and agencies


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