Guide to R&D Funding Data – Historical Data

jeffersonThe below charts and tables present a range of federal R&D data series, including research budgets by agency, character and discipline. Most data come from annual AAAS R&D budget reports. Additionally, some charts below rely on data collected by the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, and from the historical tables provided by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), via the President’s budget request. Constant-dollar conversions (adjusting for inflation) use OMB’s chained price index, found in historical table 10.1 from the most recent budget request. If you have any questions, or are looking for data you don’t see below, contact us.

General Overview | By Agency | By Character | By Discipline | National Totals


General Overview
Series Chart Data Last Update
Defense, Nondefense, and Total R&D, 1976-2014 JPG Excel June 2013
Federal R&D as a Percent of GDP, 1976-2014 JPG Excel June 2013
By Function: Defense and Nondefense R&D, 1953-2014 JPG Excel June 2013
By Function: Nondefense Only, 1953-2014 JPG Excel June 2013
R&D as a Percent of Discretionary Spending, 1962-2014 JPG Excel June 2013
R&D as a Percent of the Total Federal Budget, 1962-2014 JPG Excel June 2013
Federal R&D Funding by Performer, 1955-2011 JPG Excel January 2013
U.S. Global Change Research Program Budget JPG Excel March 2012
National Nanotechnology Initiative Budget JPG Excel March 2012
Networking and IT R&D Program Budget JPG Excel March 2012

 

By Agency
Series Chart Data Last Update
Total R&D by Agency, 1976-2014 JPG Excel June 2013
Trends in Defense R&D, 1976-2014 JPG Excel June 2013
Dept. of Defense Science & Technology, 1990-2014 JPG Excel June 2013
Dept. of Defense R&D by Military Department, 1991-2014 JPG Excel June 2013
National Institutes of Health Budget by Institute, 1998-2014 JPG Excel June 2013
National Institutes of Health Budget by Funding Mechanism, 1998-2014 JPG Excel June 2013
Dept. of Energy R&D, 1997-2014 JPG Excel June 2013
National Science Foundation Budget, 1998-2014 JPG Excel June 2013
U.S. Department of Agriculture R&D, 2000-2014 JPG Excel June 2013
Dept. of Commerce R&D, 2000-2014 JPG Excel June 2013
Dept. of Homeland Security R&D, 2002-2014 JPG Excel June 2013

 

By Character
Series Chart Data Last Update
Total Research by Agency, 1976-2014 JPG Excel June 2013
Basic Research by Agency, 1976-2014 JPG Excel June 2013
Applied Research by Agency, 1976-2014 JPG Excel June 2013
Total Research by Performer, 1967-2011 JPG Excel January 2013
Basic Research by Performer, 1967-2011 JPG Excel January 2013
Applied Research by Performer, 1967-2011 JPG Excel January 2013
Development by Performer, 1967-2011 JPG Excel January 2013

 

By Discipline
Series Chart Data Last Update
Federal Research Funding by Discipline, 1970-2011 JPG Excel January 2013
See also the R&D by Discipline page on this site.

 

National Totals
Series Chart Data Last Update
National R&D By Funder, 1953-2009 JPG Excel January 2013
National R&D By Performer, 1953-2009 JPG Excel January 2013
University Science Funding by Source, 1990-2010 JPG Excel January 2013
Share of GDP JPG Excel January 2013

 

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