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  • Research and Development in Industry: 2004 (NSF 09-301)
    This report presents all of the statistics produced from the 2004 cycle of the Survey of Industrial Research and Development by size of company, the sources of R&D funds, character of R&D, and industry using the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS). Also included are tables covering historical trends in R&D; R&D as a percent of sales; employment and cost of R&D scientists and engineers; and R&D statistics by state. (January 12, 2009)

  • Reasons for International Changes in the Ratio of Natural Science and Engineering Degrees to the College-Age Population (NSF 09-308)
    The ratios of first university degrees in natural sciences and engineering (NS&E) to the college-age population have increased substantially in 23 countries/economies, including the United States. In 1975 only Japan had a higher NS&E ratio than the United States. By 2005 nearly all examined countries/economies had surpassed the U.S. ratio. Changes are due primarily to increased degree completion rather than greater emphasis on NS&E education; however, increased emphasis on NS&E was an important factor in some locations. (January 9, 2009)

  • Federal Scientists and Engineers: 2003–05 (NSF 09-302)
    Detailed tables present 2003-05 data on civilian, federally employed white-collar scientists and engineers who hold at least a bachelor's degree. Characteristics include agency of employment, occupation, primary work activity, salary, geographic region and state, sex, race/ethnicity, and age. Occupational data are grouped according to NSF's SESTAT occupational classification system. Data are from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Central Personnel Data File. An appendix contains a crosswalk of SESTAT and OPM occupational codes. (December 17, 2008)

  • NSF Announces New U.S. Business R&D and Innovation Survey (NSF 09-304)
    The new Business R&D and Innovation Survey was developed by NSF and the U.S. Census Bureau with an eye toward providing policymakers the information needed to assess whether national R&D efforts are keeping the U.S. globally competitive. The survey will collect some innovation data in preparation for increasing the scope of innovation-related items in the future. Several topical areas have been added, expanded, or modified from the previous Survey of Industrial Research and Development. (December 4, 2008)

  • 2007 Records Fifth Consecutive Annual Increase in U.S. Doctoral Awards (NSF 09-307)
    U.S. universities awarded 48,079 doctorates in 2007, a record number. It was the fifth straight annual rise, driven mostly by increases in science and engineering (S&E) fields. The growth rate in S&E doctorates was highest for women and non-U.S. citizens. Nearly all S&E fields had record numbers of awards in 2007, with the highest number being in biological sciences. Among non-S&E fields, education doctorates increased for the first time since 2003. (November 21, 2008)

  • Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 2005–07 (NSF 09-300)
    The annual report, Federal Funds for Research and Development: FY 2005-07, consists of 131 tables derived from the Survey of Federal Funds for Research and Development, for FY 2005-07, and from earlier surveys in this series. These data provide data users with the most timely data possible and are not readily available from any other sources. These statistical data tables will only be available via the World Wide Web. (November 14, 2008)

  • National Patterns of R&D Resources: 2007 Data Update (NSF 08-318)
    Detailed statistical tables from four NSF surveys present current and historical patterns of U.S. R&D expenditures by source of funds, performing sector, character of work, monetary unit, and state. R&D expenditures at U.S. federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs), and international R&D data pertaining to major industrialized nations are also provided. (November 14, 2008)

  • Federal S&E Obligations to Academic Institutions Reach New Highs in FY 2006 but Fail to Keep Up with Inflation (NSF 08-316)
    Federal agencies obligated $28.7 billion to 1,226 academic institutions for S&E activities in FY 2006, a 1% increase in current dollars but a 2.3% decrease in inflation-adjusted dollars over FY 2005. The Department of Health and Human Services continued to be the largest source of funding. About $1.1 billion was obligated to 194 minority-serving institutions; funding to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) decreased in current dollars for the first time since FY 1998. Nonprofit institutions received $6.7 billion, a new high. (October 7, 2008)

  • S&E Degrees: 1966–2006 (NSF 08-321)
    This report provides information on the number and types of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees awarded by U.S. institutions in science and engineering fields. It also provides information on the characteristics of the degree recipients. The report includes select data from 1966-2006. (October 2, 2008)

  • Federal R&D Funding by Budget Function: 2007-09 (NSF 08-315)
    This annual report contains information about federal funding of the research and development (R&D) and the R&D plant components of agency programs, as proposed by the administration for fiscal year (FY) 2009. R&D data in this report are classified into the same federal budget function categories used in the Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2009, prepared by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Proposed FY 2009 funding levels are for budget authority, which is the basis for initial congressional action. (September 25, 2008)


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