U.S. budget requests more for some science


  • Sarah Zielinski


This article is corrected by:

  1. Errata: Correction [to “U.S. budget requests more for some science”] Volume 87, Issue 8, 92, Article first published online: 21 February 2006


Under the Bush Administration's budget request for Fiscal Year 2007, which was announced on 6 February, some agencies would receive deep cuts, while science funding at three others would see significant increases if Congress approves. Those agencies, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF),the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science, and the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) also would see their science budgets doubled within 10 years as part of the president's new American Competitiveness Initiative (ACI; see Eos 87(6}, 2006).

However, continuing a trend of flat funding for science, U.S. federal non-defense research and development (R&D) would receive only a 1.9 percent increase under the budget request.