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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 47, for fiscal years 1997-99, and from earlier surveys in this series. (See also Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 1997, 1998, and 1999, Volume 47.) 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 1970-99

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 1970-99

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 1970-99

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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