A Space Physics Paradox: Why Has Increased Funding Been by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and

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By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Space Studies Board, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Research

Committee on Solar-Terrestrial learn, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and weather, house experiences Board, department in the world and lifestyles experiences, department on Engineering and actual Sciences, nationwide examine Council

This e-book investigates and analyzes a number of nerve-racking tendencies in govt aid for house physics examine during the last decade. The authors determine investment and administration difficulties that thwart fee potency inside of this self-discipline, and recommend attainable recommendations. the quantity additionally has broader implications for a person engaged in study or within the investment and organizing of house physics learn.

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Thus, the growth in research funding in the United States has exceeded the growth in the GNP. 2 reflects the fact that these countries have not had to support a defense-related R&D program. 3 shows federally funded research by performer for the years since 1969. 5 billion constant-year dollars (an increase of over 70 percent) since 1975. Note that the federal government's share has remained steady and at a relatively high level. 4 shows the overall research funding trend for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and NSF, the two main funding sources for space physics research.

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3 further shows a marked increase in indirect costs. To see how such an indirect cost increase affects the space physics researcher, we present data from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, the primary administrative home of space physics at UCLA. 2. 4 shows the effect of this adjustment on NASA research funding at UCLA. The funding level, adjusted to FY 1991 dollars (using the consumer price index [CPI]) has fluctuated, with an overall increase of 40 percent.

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