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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Federal Obligations for Basic Research." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Evaluation of the Minerva Research Initiative. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25482.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Federal Obligations for Basic Research." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Evaluation of the Minerva Research Initiative. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25482.
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TABLE A-1 2017 Preliminary Federal Obligations for Basic Research, by Agency and Field of Science and Engineering (dollars in thousands)

Agency Total Computer Sciences and Mathematics Engineering Environmental Sciences Life Sciences Physical Sciences Psychology Social Sciences Other Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified
All Agencies 32,331,733 1,995,441 3,631,804 2,660,886 15,864,610 4,671,434 1,000,750 392,835 2,113,973
Department of Agriculture 980,061 874 23,391 5,458 857,101 49,810 0 43,427 0
Agricultural Research Service 570,826 742 5,137 2,512 524,418 36,647 0 1,370 0
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 18,856 0 0 0 18,856 0 0 0 0
Foreign Agricultural Service 38 0 0 0 38 0 0 0 0
Forest Service 82,708 132 3,325 1,605 63,865 3,333 0 10,449 0
National Institute of Food and Agriculture 307,633 0 14,929 1,342 249,924 9,830 0 31,608 0
Department of Commerce 248,368 27,499 28,871 0 9,613 172,008 0 0 10,377
National Institute of Standards and Technology 248,368 27,499 28,871 0 9,613 172,008 0 0 10,377
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Federal Obligations for Basic Research." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Evaluation of the Minerva Research Initiative. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25482.
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Department of Defense 2,313,315 483,784 546,867 101,542 239,903 343,692 32,023 40,206 525,298
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency 434,819 197,438 63,385 0 90,154 18,104 0 0 65,739
Department of the Air Force 515,928 57,023 192,037 14,578 31,573 158,709 1,746 29 60,233
Department of the Army 505,854 160,683 161,968 21,436 60,264 61,003 13,353 13,077 14,071
Department of the Navy 634,411 37,920 85,333 62,534 22,163 62,562 9,922 4,275 349,701
Other defense agencies 222,305 30,720 44,144 2,994 35,751 43,314 7,003 22,825 35,554
Department of Education 42,095 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,906 39,189
Department of Energy 4,553,981 475,751 968,246 297,568 410,578 1,908,725 0 0 493,113
Bonneville Power Administration 5,469 1,669 3,800 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability 6,800 0 6,800 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fossil Energy 6 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
National Nuclear Security Administration 88,793 6,082 1,250 6,804 435 74,201 0 0 21
Nuclear Nonproliferation 88,793 6,082 1,250 6,804 435 74,201 0 0 21
Nuclear Energy 23,859 0 23,859 0 0 0 0 0 0
Office of Science 4,429,054 468,000 932,537 290,764 410,143 1,834,518 0 0 493,092
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Federal Obligations for Basic Research." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Evaluation of the Minerva Research Initiative. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25482.
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Agency Total Computer Sciences and Mathematics Engineering Environmental Sciences Life Sciences Physical Sciences Psychology Social Sciences Other Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified
Department of Health and Human Services 15,865,744 68,929 831,489 190,051 13,252,691 55,093 915,090 62,810 489,592
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 72,220 0 0 33,710 20,493 0 1,007 227 16,782
Health Resources and Services Administration 2,524 0 0 0 2,524 0 0 0 0
National Institutes of Health 15,791,000 68,929 831,489 156,341 13,229,674 55,093 914,083 62,583 472,809
Department of Homeland Security 11,566 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11,566
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 11,566 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11,566
Department of the Interior 54,340 0 0 31,217 13,682 8,954 0 488 0
U.S. Geological Survey 54,340 0 0 31,217 13,682 8,954 0 488 0
Department of Justice 11,977 0 0 0 0 0 0 11,977 0
Office of Justice Programs 11,977 0 0 0 0 0 0 11,977 0
Department of the Treasury 1,899 0 0 0 0 1,899 0 0 0
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1,899 0 0 0 0 1,899 0 0 0
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Federal Obligations for Basic Research." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Evaluation of the Minerva Research Initiative. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25482.
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Department of Veterans Affairs 209,009 0 6,270 0 188,108 0 14,631 0 0
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 2,926,010 29,030 541,320 831,014 129,808 1,151,730 5,152 900 237,056
National Science Foundation 4,900,000 909,576 685,349 1,194,145 667,650 918,224 33,854 186,174 305,028
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1,435 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,435
Smithsonian Institution 211,933 0 0 9,891 95,475 61,299 0 43,948 1,320

NOTES: Because of rounding, detail may not add to total. Only those agencies and subdivisions that had obligations in fields represented by this table appear in the table.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Survey of Federal Funds for Research and Development, FYs 2016–17. Available: https://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/fedfunds/2016/html/ffs2016_dst_031.html.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Federal Obligations for Basic Research." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Evaluation of the Minerva Research Initiative. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25482.
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TABLE A-2 2016 Federal Obligations for Basic Research Performed at Universities and Colleges in Social Sciences, by Selected Agency and Detailed Field (dollars in thousands)

Agency Total Anthropology Economics Political Science Sociology Other Social Sciences
All Agencies Surveyed by NSF 254,853 21,921 33,925 13,456 12,822 172,729
Departments
Department of Agriculture 22,919 0 16,238 0 6,456 225
Agricultural Research Service 100 0 100 0 0 0
Forest Service 404 0 59 0 120 225
National Institute of Food and Agriculture 22,416 0 16,080 0 6,335 0
Department of Defense 28,174 3,638 0 4,518 1,365 18,653
Department of the Army 2,920 0 0 0 0 2,920
Department of the Navy 3,529 3,529 0 0 0 0
Other defense agencies 21,725 109 0 4,518 1,365 15,733
Department of Health and Human Services 43,381 0 0 0 0 43,381
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 285 0 0 0 0 285
National Institutes of Health 43,096 0 0 0 0 43,096
Other agencies
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 187 0 0 0 68 119
National Science Foundation 160,192 18,283 17,687 8,937 4,934 110,352

NOTES: Because of rounding, detail may not add to total. Seven agencies are required to report data for this section of the survey: the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, and Homeland Security; the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; and the National Science Foundation. Basic research obligations of these seven agencies represented greater than 99% of total federal basic research obligations to universities and colleges in FY 2016. Only those agencies and subdivisions that had obligations in fields represented by this table appear in the table.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Survey of Federal Funds for Research and Development, FYs 2016–17. Available: https://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/fedfunds/2016/html/ffs2016_dst_075.html.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Federal Obligations for Basic Research." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Evaluation of the Minerva Research Initiative. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25482.
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The Minerva Research Initiative is a Department of Defense (DoD) social science grant program that funds unclassified basic research relevant to national security. The goal of the program is to make use of the intellectual capital of university-based social scientists to inform understanding of issues important to DoD and the broader national security community. Evaluation of the Minerva Research Initiative discusses the program's successes and challenges over its first decade of operation, and highlights ways to strengthen the program’s foundations and take advantage of opportunities for broadening its reach and usefulness.

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