Table 4-7
Estimated federal R&D obligations, by performing sector and agency funding source: FY 2005
 
  Total obligations Primary funding agency   Secondary funding agency
Character of work and performer ($ millions)    Agency Percent      Agency Percent
All federal government 106,487.8 DOD 48 HHS 27
Federal intramural 24,813.0 DOD 49 HHS 23
Industrial firms 42,938.0 DOD 84 NASA 7
Industry-administered FFRDCs 1,639.3 DOE 60 HHS 30
Universities and colleges FFRDCs 4,955.4 DOE 59 NASA 28
Other nonprofit organizations 5,971.5 HHS 74 NASA 10
Nonprofit-administered FFRDCs 1,463.9 DOE 58 DOD 38
Basic research 26,860.3 HHS 57 NSF 13
Federal intramural 5,106.5 HHS 50 DOD 16
Industrial firms 1,674.8 HHS 51 NASA 27
Industry-administered FFRDCs 342.2 HHS 79 DOE 19
Universities and colleges 13,924.5 HHS 64 NSF 22
Universities and colleges FFRDCs 1,985.0 DOE 61 NASA 25
Other nonprofit organizations 2,920.6 HHS 83 NSF 8
Nonprofit-administered FFRDCs 655.1 DOE 93 DOD 4
Applied research 27,837.7 HHS 49 DOD 15
Federal intramural 8,175.9 HHS 39 DOD 17
Industrial firms 5,012.0 DOD 40 NASA 32
Industry-administered FFRDCs 890.6 DOE 72 HHS 24
Universities and colleges 9,070.0 HHS 79 DOD 5
Universities and colleges FFRDCs 1,533.3 DOE 90 NASA 4
Other nonprofit organizations 2,599.4 HHS 75 NASA 8
Nonprofit-administered FFRDCs 190.7 DOE 58 DOD 23
Development 51,788.7 DOD 88 NASA 6
Federal intramural 11,529.7 DOD 87 NASA 6
Industrial firms 36,251.0 DOD 94 DOE 3
Industry-administered FFRDCs 406.5 DOE 71 DOD 29
Universities and colleges 905.8 DOD 58 NASA 18
Universities and colleges FFRDCs 1,437.1 NASA 59 DOE 22
Other nonprofit organizations 451.5 NASA 47 DOD 25
Nonprofit-administered FFRDCs 618.0 DOD 78   DOE 21
 

DOD = Department of Defense; DOE = Department of Energy; FFRDC = federally funded research and development center; HHS = Department of Health and Human Services; NASA = National Aeronautics and Space Administration; NSF = National Science Foundation

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

SOURCE: NSF, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 2003, 2004, and 2005 (forthcoming).

 
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