Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions: Fiscal Year 2003.

General Notes


The data presented in these tables cover all categories of direct federal science and engineering (S&E) support for S&E activities to institutions of higher education in the United States. The 18 agencies listed in these tables provide virtually all the federal funding for S&E research and development (R&D) at U.S. universities and colleges. Data are also reported on these agencies' obligations to nonprofit institutions.

The fiscal year (FY) 2003 data in this report were submitted by 18 federal agencies, covering the period October 1, 2002, through September 30, 2003. Because of space constraints, data for nine agencies are often combined and reported in an "other" category in tables that show funding by agency. The nine agencies are the Agency for International Development; Appalachian Regional Commission; Departments of Housing and Urban Development, the Interior, Labor, and Transportation; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Office of Justice Programs; and Social Security Administration.

The following agencies were included in the other category, because they reported obligations in the variables represented by the table:

Table 9 includes the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Labor, and Transportation; Agency for International Development; Appalachian Regional Commission; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Office of Justice Programs; and Social Security Administration.

Table 10 includes the Departments of Labor and Transportation, Appalachian Regional Commission, and Office of Justice Programs.

Tables 12, 13, 14, 16, 24, and 25 include the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, the Interior, Labor, and Transportation; Agency for International Development; Appalachian Regional Commission; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Office of Justice Programs; and Social Security Administration.

Table 18 includes the Department of Transportation.

Table 21 includes the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Labor, and Transportation and Office of Justice Programs.

Table 23 includes the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, the Interior, Labor, and Transportation; Agency for International Development; and Office of Justice Programs.

Table 27 includes the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Labor, and Transportation; Agency for International Development; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Office of Justice Programs; and Social Security Administration.

Table 28 includes the Departments of Labor and Transportation; Agency for International Development; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Office of Justice Programs; and Social Security Administration.

Table 29 includes the Office of Justice Programs.

Table 30 includes the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Labor, and Transportation; Agency for International Development; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; and Office of Justice Programs.

Table 33 includes the Department of the Interior.

The detailed agency-specific data are available from the National Science Foundation (NSF) upon request. In FY 2003, the 18 agencies reported obligations to 1,109 universities and colleges, 43 academic system offices, and 1,565 independent nonprofit institutions (including 260 research institutes, 120 voluntary hospitals, and 1,185 other independent nonprofit institutions).

Because of rounding, data in the text or tables may not add to the totals or subtotals shown. Reported obligations were rounded to the nearest thousand dollars by the submitting agency.

For survey data or more information about Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions, contact:

Richard J. Bennof
Research and Development Statistics Program
Division of Science Resources Statistics
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 965
Arlington, VA 22230
Phone: (703) 292-7783
Email: rbennof@nsf.gov


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