Accession Number : ADA311984

Title :   Allocating Federal Funds for Science and Technology.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA311984

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 103

Abstract : In a report accompanying funding for the National Institutes of Health for Fiscal Year 1995, the Senate Appropriations Committee requested a study from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The study was to address 'the criteria that should be used in judging the appropriate allocation of funds to research and development activities, the appropriate balance among different types of institutions that conduct such research, and the means of assuring continued objectivity in the allocation process.' The study originated from the Appropriations Committee's concern 'that at a time when there is much opportunity to understand and cure disease, funding for health research supported by NIH in the next fiscal year is held to below the inflation rate for medical research due to budget constraints. Similarly, other Federal research agencies are confronted with constrained resources resulting from the virtual freeze in discretionary outlays'

Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, *ALLOCATIONS, *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, *MONEY, HEALTH, RATES, MEDICINE, ENGINEERING, RESOURCES, MEDICAL RESEARCH, INFLATION(ECONOMICS).

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE