Center of Science, Policy and Society Programs: R&D Budget and Policy Program
R&D Budget and Policy Program
An Introduction for New Users
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.
We publish one print report each year. The report, AAAS Report: Research and Development, 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 XXXIII: 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 of writings on major issues in science and technology policy for that year. The 2003 Yearbook is 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
Click 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 or call us at (202) 326-6607.
- September 9, 2009