Table 4-12
Estimated Federal R&D obligations, by performing sector and agency funding source: FY 2003
 
  Total obligations
(millions of dollars)
  Primary funding source   Secondary funding source
Character of work and performer       Agency Percent       Agency Percent
All R&D 98,608   DOD 46   HHS 28
Federal intramural laboratories 24,558   DOD 51   HHS 21
Industrial firms 36,411   DOD 81   NASA 10
Industry-administered FFRDCs 1,478   DOE 71   HHS 19
Universities and colleges 23,055   HHS 67   NSF 12
Universities and colleges FFRDCs 4,835   DOE 58   NASA 29
Other nonprofit organizations 6,261   HHS 76   NASA 9
Nonprofit-administered FFRDCs 1,222   DOE 60   DOD 33
               
Basic research 25,977   HHS 56   NSF 12
Federal intramural laboratories 4,411   HHS 43   USDA 15
Industrial firms 1,446   NASA 38   HHS 31
Industry-administered FFRDCs 220   HHS 76   DOE 24
Universities and colleges 14,024   HHS 65   NSF 19
Universities and colleges FFRDCs 1,984   DOE 60   NASA 27
Other nonprofit organizations 3,153   HHS 85   NSF 7
Nonprofit-administered FFRDCs 571   DOE 93   HHS 5
               
Applied research 27,400   HHS 45   DOD 17
Federal intramural laboratories 8,799   HHS 37   DOD 22
Industrial firms 5,119   DOD 40   NASA 38
Industry-administered FFRDCs 762   DOE 80   HHS 15
Universities and colleges 8,205   HHS 78   DOD 6
Universities and colleges FFRDCs 1,494   DOE 87   NASA 5
Other nonprofit organizations 2,598   HHS 75   NASA 8
Nonprofit-administered FFRDCs 171   DOE 57   DOD 22
               
Development 45,231   DOD 85   NASA 6
Federal intramural laboratories 11,347   DOD 86   NASA 6
Industrial firms 29,846   DOD 91   NASA 3
Industry-administered FFRDCs 495   DOE 78   DOD 22
Universities and colleges 826   DOD 60   NASA 16
Universities and colleges FFRDCs 1,356   NASA 58   DOE 26
Other nonprofit organizations 510   NASA 35   DOD 25
Nonprofit-administered FFRDCs 481   DOD 76   DOE 23
 
FFRDC federally funded research and development center; DOD Department of Defense; HHS Department of Health and Human Services; NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration; DOE Department of Energy; NSF National Science Foundation; USDA Department of Agriculture

NOTE: Subtotals by performer do not add to total because state and local governments and foreign performers of R&D are not detailed.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 2001, 2002, and 2003 (Arlington, VA, forthcoming).
 
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