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