Congress prioritized funding for central S&T programs, but trimmed research around domestic nuclear detection.
R&D Budget Analysis
279 Related Result(s)
- New projections raise the prospects of stagnant funding for R&D.
- NIST’s innovation and industrial competitiveness programs received plus-ups, while research facilities construction secured a huge funding boost.
- Congress also preserved funding for a new polar-orbiting satellite program that was targeted for deep cuts by the Administration.
- Congress dismissed the Administration’s broad cuts to ecosystems research, natural hazards science, and climate R&D.
- See Also: EPA in the AAAS R&D Dashboard | Complete Data Tables In the end, Congress balked at the Administration’s proposed 30 percent cut to the EPA budget and provided an overall flat appropriation for FY 2018. While a relief for environmental and climate researchers, this comes amid large...
- USDA's competitive Agriculture and Food Research Initiative remains favored amid modest other changes for ag science funding.
- See Also: NASA in the AAAS R&D Dashboard | Complete Data Tables | Science Insider NASA was granted a full $1.1 billion boost in the omnibus, building on recent budget growth. Appropriators have continued to prioritize funding for the space agency since FY 2013, when overall nondefense spending...
- Computing, fusion, nuclear power, and renewables were among many programs boosted in the sweeping spending bill.
- See Also: NSF in the AAAS R&D Dashboard | Complete Data Tables Thanks in large part to the February budget deal that raised the discretionary spending caps, NSF was given a moderate overall increase for FY 2018. This marks NSF’s first real increase in the past several years, following...