Which US agencies fund basic research?

November 19, 2011 – 2:48 pm

Lots of them, but mostly HHS, which I assume is mostly NIH. NSF comes in a not-so-close second.

Basic research funding, in billions of dollars (2008):
HHS    16.0
NSF     3.7
DOE     3.2
DOD     1.5
NASA    1.3
USDA    1.0
Other   0.8
Total  27.6

The US budget is around 3 trillion, so this is about 1% of total US spending.

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