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8 Apr 1993

The fiscal year 1994 National Science Foundation budget request for
academic research facilities and instrumentation is $55.00 million,
which is an increase of $300,000 over the current funding level if
the supplemental funding legislation is passed.

The budget document states:

 
6 Apr 1993

The fiscal year 1994 National Science Foundation budget request for
major research equipment is $72.00 million, which is an increase of
50.00% or $24.00 million above current funding if the supplemental
funding legislation is passed.

The budget document states under "Explanation of Increases:"

 
6 Apr 1993

The fiscal year 1994 National Science Foundation budget request for
astronomical sciences is $113.94 million, which is an increase of
3.0% or $3.30 million above current funding if the supplemental
funding legislation is passed.

RESEARCH PROJECT SUPPORT would increase by $1.50 million to $40.78
million.  Previous budget breakdowns by elements are not given "in
order to simplify the budgetary presentation." 

NATIONAL CENTERS funding would increase by $1.80 million to $73.16
million. 

The budget document states:

 
6 Apr 1993

The fiscal year 1994 National Science Foundation budget request for
materials research is $170.95 million, which is an increase of 7.1%
or $11.40 million above current funding if the supplemental funding
legislation is passed.

MATERIALS RESEARCH PROJECT SUPPORT would increase by $4.70 million
to $92.41 million.   

MATERIALS RESEARCH CENTERS AND GROUPS funding would increase by
$3.50 million to $56.44 million.  This budget category was formerly
known as "Materials Research Laboratories and Groups;" this is only
a name change.

 
6 Apr 1993

The fiscal year 1994 National Science Foundation budget request for
physics is $142.60 million, which is an increase of 3.4% or $4.70
million above current funding if the supplemental funding
legislation is passed.

RESEARCH PROJECT SUPPORT would increase by $2.70 million to $106.85
million.  Previous budget breakdowns by elements (Elementary
Particle Physics, etc.) are not given "in order to simplify the
budgetary presentation." 

 
5 Apr 1993

The major budget document for the National Science Foundation
became available today, providing additional details about the
agency's request to Congress.  Funding levels for various
components of the NSF budget of interest to the physics, astronomy,
and science education communities are reported in FYI #38.  Further
information on these components will be given in seven future FYIs.

 
2 Apr 1993

Important hearings by the House and Senate VA, HUD, Independent
Agencies Appropriations Subcommittees have concluded with an
uncertain outlook for the administration's 8.2% requested increase
for the National Science Foundation's fiscal year 1994 budget.

 
31 Mar 1993

The administration has requested an 8.2% increase in the National
Science Foundation budget for fiscal year 1994.  This $240 million
increase brings NSF's total budget request for the year starting on
October 1, 1993 to $3.18 billion. 

 
31 Mar 1993

When Jack Gibbons, the President's Science Advisor and Director of
the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), appeared before
the House appropriations VA/HUD subcommittee on March 29 to discuss
OSTP's fiscal 1994 budget request, he found himself inundated with
questions on the White House's plans for Space Station Freedom. 

 
26 Mar 1993

"Trends in the Structure of Federal Science Support" is a report
released last December by a working group of the Federal
Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering and Technology
(FCCSET).  The report, which runs over 100 pages, provides an
in-depth examination of the federal government's support for
science during the decade of the 1980's.  It is free, but available
only in limited supply.  Readers interested in obtaining a copy
should call the FCCSET office at 202-395-5101 for information on

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