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NSF Congressional Highlight
Senate Appropriators Recommend 10.8% Increase for NSF

June 28, 2007

The Senate Appropriations Committee passed the fiscal year 2008 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations bill and provided $6,553.4 million for the National Science Foundation. The appropriation is $124.4 million (1.9%) above the President's request and $637.8 million (10.8%) above the FY 2007 Continuing Resolution.

The Research and Related Activities (R&RA) account is funded at $5,156.1 million, $24.4 million (0.5%) above the President's request and 8.2% above the FY 2007 Continuing Resolution.1 The increase includes an accounting adjustment of $102 million for the transfer of the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program into the RR&A account from the Education and Human Resources (EHR) account. The $24.4 million increase is specified for Ocean Research (an enhancement to the Ocean Research Priorities Plan of $18 million) and EPSCoR.

The Education and Human Resources (EHR) account is funded at $850.6 million, $100 million (13.3%) above the President's request and $152.6 million (21.9%) above the FY 2007 Continuing Resolution.1 The appropriation includes funding increases for the following programs: the Robert Noyce Scholarship program ($15 million); the Math and Science Partnership program ($29 million); the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation ($10 million); the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program ($7.2 million); the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion program ($10 million); and the NSF Academies for Young Scientists program ($15 million).

The Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (MREFC) account was provided the requested $244.7 million, which is $53.9 million (28.2%) above the FY 2007 Continuing Resolution.

The Agency Operations and Award Management (AOAM)2 is funded at the requested level of $285.6 million, $38.8 million (15.7%) above the FY 2007 Continuing Resolution.

The bill funds the National Science Board and the Office of Inspector General at the requested levels of $4 million and $12.4 million, respectively.

NSF FUNDING BY APPROPRIATIONS

(Dollars in millions)

FY 2007
Estimate

FY 2008
Request

Senate
Mark

Research and Related Activities1 4,768.0 5,131.7 5,156.1
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Education and Human Resources1 796.7 750.6 850.6
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Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction 190.9 244.7 244.7
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Agency Operations and Award Management2 248.3 285.6 285.6
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National Science Board 4.0 4.0 4.0
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Office of Inspector General 11.4 12.4 12.4
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Total, NSF $5,917.2 $6,429.0 $6,553.4
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Totals may not add due to rounding.
1 Total funding for the FY 2008 Research and Related Activities (RR&A) and Education and Human Resources (EHR) Accounts reflect a transfer of Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) funding ($102 million) from the EHR Account to the RR&A Account.
2 Formerly termed Salaries and Expenses.

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