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National Science Foundation
Rita R. Colwell
Director

Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
Bennett I. Bertenthal
Director

Division of Science Resources Studies
Jeanne E. Griffith
Director
Ronald S. Fecso
Chief Statistician

Research and Development Statistics Program
John E. Jankowski
Program Director

Division of Science Resources Studies
The Division of Science Resources Studies (SRS) fulfills the legislative mandate of the National Science Foundation Act to ...

provide a central clearinghouse for the collection, interpretation, and analysis of data on scientific and engineering resources and to provide a source of information for policy formulation by other agencies of the Federal Government...

To carry out this mandate, SRS designs, supports, and directs periodic surveys as well as a variety of other data collections and research projects. These surveys yield the materials for SRS staff to compile, analyze, and disseminate quantitative information about domestic and international resources devoted to science, engineering, and technology.

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Suggested Citation
National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Studies, Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 1996, 1997, and 1998, NSF 98-332, Project Officer, Ronald L. Meeks (Arlington, VA 1998).

September 1998

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The preparation of Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 1996, 1997, and 1998 was managed by Ronald L. Meeks, Senior Analyst, National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Science Resources Studies (SRS), Research and Development Statistics Program (RDS), under the overall direction of John E. Jankowski, Jr., Program Director, RDS, with guidance and review provided by Jeanne E. Griffith, Division Director, SRS, and Ronald S. Fecso, Chief Mathematical Statistician, SRS. Additional NSF reviewers were Jean M. Johnson, Kelly H. Kang, Alan I. Rapoport, and Myles G. Boylan. The text was edited by Anne M. Houghton, Publications Manager of SRS with assistance from Julia Harriston and Tanya Gore of the Publications Management Group. Quantum Research Corp. (QRC) of Bethesda, MD, under NSF contract number SRS-9421044, prepared the tables, general and technical notes, and report copy. QRC staff members who worked on this report were Stacy R. Bowman, Heidi L. Clark, Gail H. Henry, Hilary E. Jones, Keri R. Leibensperger, Jennifer D. Ranwez, and George T. Wright III. Laurie Leonard and Jerrilyn Heller of EDO-TSA coordinated the page layout.


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