Science and Engineering R&D Expenditures Selected Data
Fiscal Year 1993

Summary of Findings

Total R&D expenditures increased by almost 6 percent, from $18.8 billion in FY 1992 to $19.9 billion in FY 1993, compared with a national inflation rate of 3 percent.

R&D expenditures sponsored by the Federal Government increased by almost 8 percent, and R&D spending from non-Federal sources increased by 3 percent (or 5 percent and no increase when adjusted for inflation). Federal R&D expenditures accounted for 60 percent of the total FY 1993 R&D expenditures at universities and colleges, up slightly from 59 percent in FY 1992.

The greatest percentage gain by non-Federal source of funds over FY 1992, more than 6 percent (3 percent after inflation), was in industry-sponsored R&D expenditures, which increased to $1.4 billion in FY 1993.

Seven of the eight major science and engineering fields outpaced the 3-percent inflation rate. Only engineering increased at the same rate as inflation.

Expenditures from current funds for academic research equipment totaled just over $1 billion in FY 1993, representing an increase of less than 1 percent over FY 1992. After adjusting for the effects of inflation, this total amounts to a decline of more than 2 percent.

For further information concerning the NSF academic S&E surveys' data availability and technical aspects, please contact M. Marge Machen at the address below.

Science & Engineering Activities Program
Division of Science Resources Studies
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 965
Arlington, VA 22230

Phone: (703) 306-1772, ext. 6934
Fax: (703) 306-0508
E-mail: mmachen@nsf.gov

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