Presentation on theme: "Research and Development in FY 2014 Matt Hourihan April 25, 2013 for the National Research Council Board on Life Sciences AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program."— Presentation transcript:
Research and Development in FY 2014 Matt Hourihan April 25, 2013 for the National Research Council Board on Life Sciences AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program http://www.aaas.org/spp/rd
Defense R&D: Recent Decline DOD: $69.5b (-7%) Boost for basic, everything else cut Homeland Security: National Bio and Agro- defense Facility getting built Otherwise, DHS is flat following recent growth
U.S. R&D INVESTMENT General Science: Growth Area NSF: $6.3B for R&D (+9%) 10-year Trend: +21.9% Broad investment, especially Engineering, BIO, SBE Key focus on broad innovation programs STEM hub DOE Science: $4.6B for R&D (+6%) 10-year trend: 18.1% Growth everywhere but High Energy Physics BER: +6% (foundational genome science)
U.S. R&D INVESTMENT NIH: Continued Stagnation 10-year trend: -10% Only notable boosts: NCATS, National Institute for Aging, NLM BRAIN Initiative ($40 million) Details forthcoming Big data ($41 million) Concern: Basic / applied split?
U.S. R&D INVESTMENT Next steps… The BIG question: resolving differences over discretionary spending How does Congress fit a $1057 billion budget into a $966 billion hole? Further details on STEM strategy Consolidation/reduction plus spending boost (DOEd, Smithsonian, NSF) COMPETES