US President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2010 budget proposal includes a 0.4% increase in R&D spending over the fiscal 2009 enacted level to $147.6 billion. Funding for basic research would increase 3.4% to $30.9 billion, and spending for development would rise 0.2% to $84.1 billion. Funding for applied research would decline 2.2% to $28.1 billion. R&D facilities and equipment would receive a 0.3% increase in funding to $4.5 billion, including $1.2 billion for the Department of Energy (DOE). NIH R&D would increase 1.5% to $30.2 billion, including more than $6 billion for cancer research. NSF funding would rise 9.4% to $5.3 billion. DOE R&D would rise 1.1% to $10.7 billion, including a 3.5% increase for the Office of Science. The EPA’s budget would rise 6.7% to $619 billion. Among Interagency Science and Technology Initiatives, funding for National Nanotechnology Initiative would decline 1.0% to $1.6 billion. In total, spending on R&D spending on clean energy technology would decline 1.5% to $3.1 billion.

Source: US Office of Science & Technology Policy

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