Congress approves NSFs current plan
Article first published online: 19 OCT 2006
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 72, Issue 3, page 17, 15 January 1991
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1991), Congress approves NSFs current plan, Eos Trans. AGU, 72(3), 17–17, doi:10.1029/90EO10017.(
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Congress has granted final approval, without changes, to the National Science Foundation's operating plan for 1991. NSF projects an 11.2% increase in its budget over last year, to $2,316 billion. The plan awards the largest increase, 46.2% over last year, to the category of education and human resources.
Geosciences receive $367 million, an increase over fiscal year 1990's $325 million. This breaks down into $114.52 million for atmospheric sciences (above last year's $104.1 million); $68.33 million for Earth sciences (above last year's $60.11 million); $164.80 million for ocean sciences (over $147.37 million); $14.95 million for the Arctic research program (over $12.45 million); and $5.10 million for science and technology centers (up from last year's $0.98 million). Physics funding increases 4.2%, or $5.2 million, while astronomical sciences receive a 6.2% increase, or $5.67 million.