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Basic Scientific and Engineering Research at U.S. Universities

To provide quick, easy-to-use information on the role of U.S. research universities in conducting basic research, AAU has published a new data and policy brief, Basic Scientific and Engineering Research at U.S. Universities.

This four-page document uses text and charts to provide an overview of how the nation supports basic research, which the National Science Foundation defines as “systematic study directed toward fuller knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts without specific applications towards processes or products in mind.” The AAU brief includes details on which federal agencies support basic research and in which disciplines.

Download AAU Data & Policy Brief