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1 Federal R&D: Overview, Update and Outlook Matt Hourihan August 19, 2013 for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program

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6 Estimated FY 2013 R&D Funding Agency / Dept Nominal Cut from FY12 Nominal Percentage Cut from FY12 Resulting Budget On Par With… Total R&D$9.3 billion-6.5%2002 Defense S&T$619 million-4.6%2002 NIH$1.6 billion-5.2%2002 Energy*$479 million-4.4%2001 NSF$227 million-4.0%2010 NASA$749 million-6.6%Late 1980s? Agriculture$154 million-6.6%1998 *Includes Office of Science, Energy Programs, and NNSA

7 U.S. R&D INVESTMENT Admin FY 2014 R&D Priorities Innovation / Science Clear shifts from D to R (especially use-inspired + applied), and from Defense to Nondefense COMPETES Agencies: $12.6 billion (+18% from 2012) Advanced manufacturing (NIST + elsewhere) Clean Energy Homeland Security (Biodefense facility) + NNSA Rolling back sequestration Every agency would receive major increases above FY13 post- sequester levels

8 U.S. R&D INVESTMENT

9 Congress So Far Two budgets: Pre-sequester: Presidents Request and Senate $1.058 trillion Post-Sequester: House (and current law) $967 billion R&D funding decisions so far (mostly) reflect these differences

10 U.S. R&D INVESTMENT Congress So Far (Cont) Areas of (rough) agreement: Defense (including DOE), Homeland Security, planetary science, Veterans-related R&D, STEM reorganization, USDA Areas of (rough) disagreement general support but divergent funding: NSF, NIST, NASA exploration systems and technology, DOE Office of Science Clearly different priorities: clean energy R&D, natural resources and environmental science Unknown: NIH, but House Labor-HHS bill will be much smaller Does any of this actually matter?

11 U.S. R&D INVESTMENT Looking Ahead Congress now on recess with a lot of work to do and the clock is ticking on FY and debt ceiling Big question still remains: how to fit a $1.06 trillion budget into a $967 billion dollar hole? Almost certainly heading for CR By law (for now), FY14 discretionary spending must be ~2% lower than FY13 Only gets lifted with concessions: are we innocent bystanders? See later this month for a full data breakdown of appropriationshttp://www.aaas.org/spp/rd/

12 U.S. R&D INVESTMENT For more info…


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