The Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy updated its 1999 analysis (Appendix A, Securing America's Industrial Strength, 1999) of changes since 1990 in the distribution of federal research funding by field of science and engineering) by incorporating FY 1998 and FY 1999 obligations from the NSF Federal Funds survey, with particular attention to the trends in basic research support, changes in research fields' relative dependence on research-sponsoring agencies, and the relationship between changes in research support and changes in enrollment in graduate training in selected fields of research. The Board did not recommend funding levels for any discipline but addressed procedural aspects of R&D budgeting.
Table of Contents
|1 Aggregate Trends in Federal Research||13-20|
|2 Field Trends in Federal Research Support||21-48|
|3 Field Trends in Graduate Education Support||49-64|
|4 Agency Trends in Research and Graduate Education Support||65-78|
|5 Trends in Nonfederal Support of Research||79-84|
|6 Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations||85-92|
|Appendix: Note on Sources of Data||93-98|
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