Federal S&E obligations to universities, colleges fell 2 percent between fiscal years 2014 and 2015

Three federal agencies -- the Department of Health and Human Services, National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense -- provided 85 percent of all federally funded academic science and engineering obligations in Fiscal Year 2015. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, federal agencies obligated $30.5 billion to 1,016 academic institutions for science and engineering (S&E) activities, a 2 percent decrease in current dollars from the $31.1 billion in obligations to 1,003 academic institutions in FY 2014.
These statistics are from the Survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions (Federal S&E Support Survey) from the National Center for Science and ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242842&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click
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