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National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." NSF is vital because we support basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future.

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    • décembre 2018
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      U.S.: National Science Foundation Survey of Earned Doctorates   This dataset contains Major indicators related to Earned Doctorates which is collected from "Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED)"
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    • janvier 2018
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      1. RD & D stands for Research, Development and Demonstration 2. Clean energy and other non-fossil fuel technologies include renewable (solar, wind, bio fuels, ocean energy, and hydro power), nuclear, hydrogen and fuel cells, CO2 capture and storage, other power and storage, and energy efficiency
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    • juin 2018
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      National Patterns of R&D Resources provides current data on the levels and key trends of the performance and funding of research and experimental development (R&D) in the United States. The statistical tables included in this Data Update supplement the recent InfoBrief (September 2016, available at https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2016/nsf16316) by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) that discusses the National Patterns findings for 2014–15. The National Patterns statistics draw primarily from NCSES's national surveys of the R&D expenditures and funding of the organizations that perform the bulk of U.S. R&D—including businesses, federal and nonfederal government, higher education, and other nonprofit organizations. Additional details on levels and trends are provided by type of R&D performed (i.e., basic research, applied research, and experimental development). The National Patterns data are reported in both current and inflation-adjusted dollars, with comparisons to the historical record for U.S. R&D (back to 1953) and to the corresponding pace of overall U.S. economic growth. The data for 2014 are previously unreported in this series. These numbers reflect new input from the sectoral R&D expenditure surveys, which are generally final but still include a few estimated components. As such, the 2014 data are marked "preliminary" and may later be revised when the complete set of final survey data becomes available. The data for 2015 are chiefly estimates based on early findings from the 2015 sectoral surveys and evident recent trends. The data for 2015 are likely to be revised by the next edition of this report. The numbers for 1953–2013 reflect survey data that have been finalized in previous report editions but may still include further small revisions and corrections. (Accordingly, for trend comparisons readers should use the latest report in this series, not data published in earlier editions.) The statistical tables are arranged to exhibit the U.S. R&D data from two differing perspectives. The first perspective (tables 2–5) is by type of R&D performer, with subsequent breakouts by the source of funds. The second perspective (tables 6–9) is by source of funds, with subsequent breakouts by type of performer. The data in both groups of tables sum to the same overall U.S. R&D performance totals. Table 1 provides data mainly on the U.S. R&D-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio and its components. Tables 10–12 present state-level breakdowns of the U.S. R&D totals, by performing sector and source of funds, for 2012–14.
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    • janvier 2018
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      Educational attainment in a science, engineering, or technology (SET) field gives people greater opportunities to work in higher-paying technical jobs than are generally available to those in other fields of study. Earning an associate's degree in an SET field also prepares an individual for more advanced technical education. This indicator represents the extent to which a state provides associate's level training in SET fields, controlling for the size of its college-age population. The cohort 18–24 years old was chosen to approximate the age range of most students who are pursuing an associate's degree. The National Center for Education Statistics counts the number of associate's degrees awarded in SET fields; these data include degrees in science and engineering technology fields that are not included with other similar indicators where only S&E fields are included. Associate's degrees are awarded at both 2-year and 4-year institutions in the United States, and there may be regional variations in the degree awards, based on the relationship of these institutions to each other in each state. Estimates of the population aged 18–24 years old are provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Small differences in the indicator value between states or across time generally are not meaningful. Because students may move across state lines after receiving their associate's degrees, this indicator does not necessarily predict the qualifications of a state's future technical workforce.
    • janvier 2018
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    • octobre 2018
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      The Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities is a congressional mandated, biennial survey that collects data on the amount, construction, repair, renovation, and funding of research facilities, as well as the computing and networking capacities at U.S. colleges and universities. The survey is an establishment-based survey completed by institutional coordinators at academic institutions and is a census of all research-performing colleges and universities in the United States that expended at least $1 million in research and development funds in the prior fiscal year.
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