News Release 13-169
Recent NSF study details post-stimulus decrease in federal research funding
September 26, 2013
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According to recent data collected by the National Science Foundation (NSF), current federal obligations for research decreased between fiscal year (FY) 2010 and FY 2011. The data revealed a 9 percent decline, from $64 billion in FY 2010 to $58 billion in FY 2011.
The decrease was due to the last of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus funds being obligated in FY 2010.
The ARRA funds accounted for $5.7 billion, or 9 percent, of research obligations in FY 2010. Research funding was estimated to remain steady at $58 billion in FY 2012, and obligations projected to increase by three percent to $60 billion in FY 2013.Please visit the NSF's National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics for more reports and other products.
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