News from U.S. Budget for R&D for 2012
Jan 11, 2012
The overall federal R&D investment for FY2012 decreased by $1.8 billion (or 1.3% below FY2011) reaching $142 billion. If the Department of Defense (DoD) saw the largest portion of these cuts, its basic and applied research saw a 6.5% increase over FY 2011 levels, and Defense-related spending at the Department of Energy (DoE) also received an increase, with 8.1% over FY 2011. The total research budget for the NIH stayed steady at $30.2 billion. DoE non-defense programs at the Office of Science and in Energy Programs increased their budget from FY2011 by 4.9% and 10.5% respectively.