The FY 2012 appropriations cycle concluded on December 23 when President Barack Obama signed into law the second of two large appropriations measures. The two measures combined all of the FY 2012 appropriations bills.
Funding constraints restricted increases in program budgets. The following is a compilation of percentage changes in budgets between FY 2011 appropriations levels and the FY 2012 outcome. Additional information on the original budget request and the final appropriations can be found here.
NSF Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction: Up 42.7 percent Department of Defense (DOD) 6.1 Basic Research: Up 16.6 percent NIST Scientific and Technical Research and Services: Up 11.8 percent DOE SC Fusion Energy Sciences: Up 7.1 percent NASA Aeronautics: Up 6.7 percent NNSA Weapons Activities: Up 4.9 percent DOE SC Advanced Scientific Computing Research: Up 4.7 percent National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA): Up 4.5 percent USGS Climate and Land Use Change: Up 4.5 percent NASA Science: Up 3.1 percent NSF Research and Related Activities: Up 2.8 percent National Science Foundation (NSF): Up 2.5 percent NNSA Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation: Up 2.2 percent DOE SC Nuclear Physics: Up 1.8 percent USGS Water Resources: Up 1.2 percent DOE SC Basic Energy Sciences: Up 0.9 percent Department of Energy – Office of Science (DOE SC): Up 0.6 percent Navy 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 research programs: Up 0.4 percent USGS Ecosystems: Up 0.4 percent National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): Up 0.1 percent
National Institutes of Health: Level funding DOE SC Biological and Environmental Research: Level funding
DOE SC High Energy Physics: Down 0.5 percent NASA Exploration: Down 0.8 percent USGS Natural Hazards: Down 1.0 percent U.S. Geological Survey (USGS): Down 1.3 percent Air Force 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 research programs: Down 2.5 percent USGS Energy, Minerals, Environmental Health: Down 3.5 percent NASA: Down 3.5 percent NASA Cross-Agency Support: Down 3.6 percent NSF Education and Human Resources: Down 3.7 percent USGS Facilities: Down 3.9 percent Defense-Wide (DARPA, etc.) 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 research programs: Down 4.2 percent DOD 6.2 Applied Research: Down 4.7 percent NASA Education: Down 4.9 percent USGS Core Science Systems: Down 5.4 percent USGS Administration and Enterprise Information: Down 7.0 percent DOD 6.3 Advanced Technology Research: Down 14.3 percent Department of Education Mathematics and Science Partnership: Down 14.3 percent Army 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 research programs: Down 18.6 percent NIST Construction of Research Facilities: Down 20.7 percent NASA Space Operations: Down 23.0 percent NIST Industrial Technology Services: Down 25.9 percent