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NSF Releases Final Spending Plan for FY 2013

Richard M. Jones
Number 115 - July 10, 2013  |  Search FYI  |   FYI Archives  |   Subscribe to FYI

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The National Science Foundation has released its spending plan for the current year.  Importantly, this “FY 2013 Current Plan” includes mandatory reductions made due to sequestration. 

Shown below are selected figures for FY 2012, the FY 2013 final budget, and the Obama Administration’s request for FY 2014:

Total National Science Foundation:

FY 2012 Budget: $7,105.4 million
FY 2013 Budget: $6,884.1 million, a decline of $221.3 million or 3.1 percent

FY 2014 Request: $7,625.8 million, an increase of $741.7 million or 10.8 percent over the current FY 2013 budget

Within NSF are the following selected accounts:

Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences:

FY 2012 Budget: $1,308.7 million
FY 2013 Budget: $1,249.5 million, a decline of $59.2 million or 4.5 percent

FY 2014 Request: $1,386.1 million, an increase of $136.6 million or 10.9 percent over the current FY 2013 budget

Within Mathematical and Physical Sciences are the following divisions:

Astronomical Sciences:

FY 2012 Budget: $234.7 million
FY 2013 Budget: $232.5 million, a decline of $2.2 million or 0.9 percent

FY 2014 Request: $243.6 million, an increase of $11.1 million or 4.8 percent over the current FY 2013 budget

Materials Research:

FY 2012 Budget: $294.4 million
FY 2013 Budget: $290.7 million, a decline of $3.7 million or 1.3 percent

FY 2014 Request: $314.6 million, an increase of $23.9 million or 8.2 percent over the current FY 2013 budget

Physics:

FY 2012 Budget: $277.4 million
FY 2013 Budget: $250.7 million, a decline of $26.7 million or 9.6 percent

FY 2014 Request: $289.0 million, an increase of $38.3 million or 15.3 percent over the current FY 2013 budget

Directorate for Geosciences:

FY 2012 Budget: $1,321.4 million
FY 2013 Budget: $1,265.8 million, a decline of $55.6 million or 4.2 percent

FY 2014 Request: $1,393.9 million, an increase of $128.1 million or 10.1 percent over the current FY 2013 budget

Directorate for Engineering:

FY 2012 Budget: $824.6 million
FY 2013 Budget: $813.5 million, a decline of $11.1 million or 1.3 percent

FY 2014 Request: $911.1 million, an increase of $97.6 million or 12.0 percent over the current FY 2013 budget

 

Two other accounts within NSF are:

Directorate for Education and Human Resources:

FY 2012 Budget: $830.5 million
FY 2013 Budget: $833.3 million, an increase of $2.8 million or 0.3 percent

FY 2014 Request: $880.3 million, an increase of $47.0 million or 5.6 percent over the current FY 2013 budget

Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction:

FY 2012 Budget: $198.1 million
FY 2013 Budget: $196.2 million, a decline of $1.9 million or 1.0 percent

FY 2014 Request: $210.1 million, an increase of $13.9 million or 7.1 percent over the current FY 2013 budget

Richard M. Jones
Government Relations Division
American Institute of Physics
rjones@aip.org
301-209-3095