R&D Budget and Policy Program
Providing timely, comprehensive, and independent analyses of federal research & development funding trends since 1976.
Below you'll find the relevant categories for various tables and charts on federal funding for R&D. Some of the data contained in the below sections have been generated by AAAS, through analyses of the President's budget and the Congressional appropriarions cycle, while other data is from other sources like the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the National Science Foundation's National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. Most of the charts and data in the below sections are available as image files and spreadsheets, though some older data are available as PDF only for now.
Please note that some of the data from non-AAAS sources may contain inconsistencies with our data because of differing time frames and methodology. Please see our Methodology, Data Sources, and Important Notes page for more information. Also, please be aware that these data are continually revised as new data become available. Please note the dates on the charts and tables, and check back later for more current data if they are marked “preliminary”.