Increases/Decreases: FY 2016 S&T Budget Requests

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Publication date: 
9 February 2015
Number: 
22

Action on FY 2016 funding for science and technology agencies shifts from the Obama Administration to Congress following the submission of the FY 2016 budget request last Monday.  FYI’s review of key federal departments and agencies supporting physical sciences research and STEM education can be found on AIP’s Government Relations website under Federal Budget Information   Future FYIs on congressional developments relating to the requests will be posted on the second half of this page.

The Administration’s FY 2016 budget requests for various science agencies and programs varied considerably, and are listed below:

Department of Education – Investing in Innovation: Up 150.0 percent
NIST – Industrial Technology Services: Up 121.6 percent
Department of Education – Excellent Educator Grants: Up 52.2 percent
USGS – Climate and Land Use Change: Up 41.0 percent
Department of Education - Math and Science Partnerships: Up 32.7 percent
NIST (total): Up 29.6 percent
NSF – Research Traineeship: Up 25.2 percent
NASA – Space Technology: Up 21.6 percent
NNSA – Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation: Up 20.1 percent
NSF – Division of Undergraduate Education: Up 18.0 percent
NIST – Construction of Research Facilities: Up 17.3 percent
DOE Office of Science – Advanced Scientific Computing: Up 14.8 percent
US Geological Survey (USGS) (total): Up 14.3 percent
NSF – Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings: Up 14.2 percent
USGS – Facilities: Up 13.8 percent
NOAA – Oceanic and Atmospheric Research: Up 13.6 percent
USGS – Ecosystems: Up 12.3 percent
USGS – Energy, Minerals and Environmental Health: Up 11.9 percent
NIST – Scientific and Technical Research and Services: Up 11.7 percent
NNSA - Naval Reactors: Up 11.5 percent
NSF - Education and Human Resources: Up 11.2 percent
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) (total): Up 10.2 percent
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): Up 9.8 percent
USGS – Natural Hazards: Up 8.3 percent
NNSA – Weapons Activities: Up 8.2 percent
NSF - Division of Graduate Education: Up 8.1 percent
NOAA - National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service: Up 7.0 percent
USGS – Science Support: Up 6.8 percent
DOE Office of Science – Basic Energy Sciences: Up 6.7 percent
DOD Defense-wide (DARPA): Up 6.0 percent
USGS – Water Resources: Up 5.5 percent
DOE Office of Science (total): Up 5.4 percent
NSF (total): Up 5.2 percent
DOE Office of Science – Nuclear Physics: Up 4.9 percent
NSF - Geosciences Directorate: Up 4.7 percent
NOAA – National Ocean Service: Up 4.6 percent
NASA – Space Operations: Up 4.6 percent
NSF - Research and Related Activities: Up 4.3 percent
Air Force Science and Technology Programs (6.1, 6.2, 6.3): Up 4.2 percent
DOE Office of Science – Biological and Environmental Research: Up 3.5 percent
NASA – Exploration: Up 3.4 percent
National Institutes of Health: Up 3.3 percent
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIH): Up 3.1 percent
DOE Office of Science – High Energy Physics: Up 2.9 percent
NSF - Materials Research Division: Up 2.9 percent
NASA (total): Up 2.8 percent
Defense Advanced Technology Development (6.3): Up 2.6 percent
NSF Mathematics and Physical Sciences Directorate: Up 2.2 percent
USGS – Core Science Systems: Up 1.9 percent
NSF - Mathematical Sciences Division: Up 1.6 percent
Defense Applied Research (6.2): Up 1.4 percent
NOAA – National Weather Service: Up 1.1 percent
NSF - Astronomical Sciences Division: Up 1.0 percent
NSF - Physics Division: Up 0.9 percent
NASA – Science: Up 0.8 percent
Defense Science and Technology Programs (6.1, 6.2, 6.3): Up 0.1 percent

 

NSF - Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction: Down 0.2 percent
Navy Science and Technology Programs (6.1, 6.2, 6.3): Down 1.9 percent
NASA – James Webb Space Telescope: Down 3.9 percent
Defense Basic Research (6.1): Down 8.3 percent
DOE Office of Science – Fusion Energy Sciences: Down 10.2 percent
NASA – Aeronautics: Down 12.2 percent
Army Science and Technology Programs (6.1, 6.2, 6.3): Down 13.9 percent
NASA – Education: Down 25.3 percent