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News Release 08-144

Universities Detail Declines in Federal R&D Funding for Science and Engineering Fields

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When adjusted for inflation, federally funded R&D for science and engineering at colleges and universities fell 1.6 percent from fiscal 2006-2007. It was the second drop over a two-year period in constant federal dollars for these programs, an unprecedented finding for this 35 year data series.

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