Welcome to the AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program. Since 1976, the
Program has sponsored studies and public meetings on funding and policy issues
affecting research and development (R&D).
The Program aims to provide
timely, objective, and accurate information on federal R&D support. This Web
site supplements our annual reports on R&D funding (see below).
Using This Site We offer a variety of
continually updated analyses on federal support for R&D, as well as supplementary
tables and charts.
For information on the federal government's
fiscal year (FY) 2009 budget for R&D, the budget currently under consideration,
go to the FY 2009 R&D page. Our analyses are arranged in
chronological order on this page, with supplementary tables and charts at the
bottom. Information on the most recently completed FY 2008 budget can be found
on the FY 2008 R&D page.
our analyses with many charts and tables on aspects of R&D funding, including
information placing federal R&D in the wider context of historical trends, the
total federal budget, and total U.S. and world R&D. Please go to our Guide
to R&D Funding Data to view this supplementary material.
Our major meeting each year is the AAAS Forum on Science
and Technology Policy (the most recent was May 8-9, 2008, in Washington,
DC). The next S&T Policy Forum will be April 30-May 1, 2009, in Washington,
DC. You can find register for the Forum online and get more information.
We present these data in several public presentations throughout the
year. If you would like to see the presentation graphics from one of our presentations,
please go to the Seminars and Presentations page.
We also sponsor, as part of the Washington
Science Policy Alliance (WSPA), a series of seminars on science and technology
policy. Go to this page to find out about the next seminar.
provide regular E-mail updates to keep you informed about our work. You can sign
up to receive them on our Guest Book page.
We publish one print report each year. The report, AAAS Report xx:
Research and Development FY xxxx, examines the President's budget proposals
for R&D for key departments and disciplines in collaboration with contributors
from other scientific, engineering and higher education societies. The most recent
report, AAAS Report XXXII: Research and Development
FY 2009, was published in April 2008. Please go to the Recent
Publications page to see our most recent publications.(The Program also publishes
a Science and Technology Policy
Yearbook xxxx of writings on major issues in science and technology policy
for that year. The 2003
Yearbook is now available.)
Many tables and charts are available as Adobe AcrobatTM Portable Document Format
(PDF) files. You can view or print PDF documents in their original layout. PDF
documents can be viewed using any type of operating system. An Acrobat viewer
is included in most browsers, or you can download a free Acrobat viewer from the
Adobe Web site (http://www.adobe.com/acrobat). Choose the appropriate viewer
for your computer.
For more information
here to find out more about us. If you would like to know more about the methodology
we use to report on R&D data, please see the Methodology,
Data Sources, and Important Notes page. For the definitions of key terms,
please go to the Definitions page. If you have any
questions, please feel free to e-mail us
or call at (202) 326-6607.
- June 9, 2008