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AAAS Report XXXVII: Research and Development FY 2013


The 290-page report was officially released at the AAAS S&T Policy Forum on April 26-27 and you can order your copy now. This reference work provides a comprehensive analysis of R&D in the President’s FY 2013 Budget Request, including specialized analyses by theme, major agency, and discipline.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables

Front Matter, Table of Contents and Preface

Highlights and Chapter 1: Federal R&D in the FY 2013 Budget: An Introduction
Matt Hourihan, AAAS

Chapter 2
Historical Trends in Federal R&D
Matt Hourihan, AAAS

Chapter 3
Political and Policy Context for the FY 2013 Budget
Joanne Padrón Carney, AAAS

Chapter 4
Education and Workforce Development in the FY 2013 Budget
Richard Weibl, Daryl Chubin, and Shirley M. Malcom, AAAS

Overview Tables


Chapter 5
Department of Defense
Travis Doom, CSPO; and Matt Hourihan, AAAS

Chapter 6
National Science Foundation
Amy Scott and Tobin Smith, AAU

Chapter 7
National Institutes of Health
Erin Heath, AAAS

Chapter 8
Department of Energy
Michael S. Lubell, APS

Chapter 9
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Ross B. Garelick Bell, AIAA

Chapter 10
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Elizabeth Allred, Ian L. Maw, and Eddie G. Gouge, APLU

Chapter 11
Department of Homeland Security
Jodi Lieberman, APS

Chapter 12
Other Selected Agencies (Commerce, DOT, Interior, EPA, VA)
Kasey Shewey White, GSA; and Matt Hourihan, AAAS

Agency Tables


Chapter 13
Physics in the FY 2013 Budget
Christopher J. Mustain, COC

Chapter 14
Astronomy and Astrophysics in the FY 2013 Budget
Bethany Johns and Kevin B. Marvel, AAS

Chapter 15
Climate in the FY 2013 Budget
Jonah V. Steinbuck and Paul A. T. Higgins, AMS

Chapter 16
Earth Sciences in the FY 2013 Budget
Maeve Boland and Linda Rowan, AGI

Chapter 17
Biological and Ecological Sciences in the FY 2013 Budget
Robert Gropp, AIBS; and Nadine Lymn, ESA

Chapter 18
Chemical Sciences in the FY 2013 Budget
Brittany C. Westlake, Caroline M. Trupp Gil, and Noah S. Fisher, ACS

Chapter 19
Social and Behavioral Science Research in the FY 2013 Budget
Howard J. Silver and Angela L. Sharpe, COSSA; Heather Kelly and Patricia Kobor, APA; and Gerald R. Sroufe, AERA

Chapter 20
Federal Statistics in the FY 2013 Budget
Edward J. Spar, COPAFS

Chapter 21
Mathematical Sciences in the FY 2013 Budget
Samuel M. Rankin III, AMS

Chapter 22
Computing Research in the FY 2013 Budget
Peter Harsha and Melissa Norr, CRA

Chapter 23
National Nanotechnology Investment in the FY 2013 Budget
M.C. Roco, ASME

Chapter 24
Electrotechnology-Related Research in the FY 2013 Budget
Bill Williams, IEEE-USA

Chapter 25
Mechanical Engineering in the FY 2013 Budget
Stephen D. Tse, ASME

Chapter 26
Materials Science in the FY 2013 Budget
Ronald L. Kelley, MRS

Chapter 27
Food, Nutrition, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences in the FY 2013 Budget
William Fisher, IFT; Sarah Ohlhorst, ASN; Karl Anderson and Karl Glasener, ASA, CSSA, SSSA; Lowell Randel, FASS; Karen Mowrer, FASEB; and Jim Gulliford, SWCS

Appendix 1 Methodology and Data Sources

Appendix 2 Definitions

Appendix 3 Related Publications

Appendix 4 Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy

Appendix 5 Intersociety Working Group Directory

The AAAS Board of Directors, in accordance with Association policy, has approved the publication of this work as a contribution to the understanding of an important area. Any interpretations and conclusions are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent views of the Board or the Council of the Association.



Matt Hourihan