Table 5-1
Lead funding agency for academic basic research, by selected field: 2003
Field Agency Funded (%)
Physical sciences NSF 40
Mathematics NSF 76
Computer sciences NSF 85
Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences NSF 54
Life sciences HHS 88
Psychology HHS 95
Social sciences NSF 52
Other sciences NASA 35
Engineering NSF 46

HHS = U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; NASA = National Aeronautics and Space Administration; NSF = National Science Foundation

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

Science and Engineering Indicators 2006