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Federal Funds Survey, Detailed Historical Tables, Fiscal Years 1951-98

To provide data users with the most timely data possible, these historical data tables are being released several months earlier than last year's printed report and 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, Volume 46, for fiscal years 1996-98, and from earlier surveys in this series. (See also Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 1996, 1997, and 1998, Volume 46.) Totals in these tables are given in both outlays and obligations. The R&D obligations data are further categorized according to character of work (basic research, applied research, and development), performer, field of science or engineering (for research but not for development), and Federal R&D funding by State. Obligations for research performance at universities and colleges by fields of science or engineering are also shown, as are R&D plant data.

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Summary of Federal Obligations—Agency, Character of Work, and Performer (160K)
Research, Development, and R&D Plant—Outlays and Obligations, By Agency (632K)
Research and Development—Agency and Performer (655K)
Total Research—Agency, Performer, and Field of Science and Engineering (761K)
Basic Research—Agency, Performer, and Field of Science and Engineering (732K)
Applied Research—Agency, Performer, and Field of Science and Engineering (759K)
Development—Agency and Performer (728K)
Geographic Distribution—Research and Development, R&D Plant, Performer and Agency (146K)
Research Performed at Universities and Colleges—Agency and Field of Science and Engineering (61K)

Notes Associated With Federal Agencies Listed in the Detailed Historical Tables