Federal Relations

October 1, 2009

AAAS and House R&D Caucus Discuss FY10 Funding for Science

Yesterday, September 30th, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in conjunction with the House Research & Development Caucus held a briefing on science and innovation investments in the FY10 budget. The session featured welcoming remarks by Congresswoman Judy Biggert (D-IL) and Congresswoman Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ), as well as a presentation by Patrick Clemins (AAAS Director, R&D Budget & Policy Program) which captured the FY10 uptick in federal R&D spending (largely due to the Recovery Act) and plan by President Obama to increase federal R&D investments to 3% of GDP -where the EU, Korea, and Japan already are. AAAS has produced a detailed reference manual on R&D funding trends (provided below). Additionally, Patrick Clemins invited the research community to submit ideas for AAAS analysis. For additional information please contact the Office of Federal Relations.

AAAS Report XXXIV Research & Development FY 2010