Budget Strained California Universities More Cuts Under Federal R&D Funding Proposals

May 23, 1996

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 23, 1996 -- Reductions in federal R&D programs proposed by Congress and the White House could compound continuing cutbacks in state funding for California's colleges and universities, according to a new report by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

The report, The Future of Science and Technology in California: Trends and Indicators, points out that several California universities -- including Stanford, the California Institute of Technology, University of California (UC) San Diego, and UC Santa Barbara -- receive more than 80 percent of their R&D funding from the federal government The latest budget proposals from the Administration and Congress call for a 32 percent reduction in spending for defense R&D, and 25 percent reduction in nondefense R&D. According to the report, cuts in California's share will likely parallel the national figures, which could seriously impact California's economic future.

The report is published by the Center for Science, Technology and Congress and will be released at the first annual California Coalition for Science and Technology Summit in Sacramento on May 28-29. It is the second in a series of AAAS activities to provide information for local leaders on the state and regional impacts of federal R&D spending. The first report, released at a AAAS meeting in Atlanta earlier this week, focused on the future of R&D in Georgia.

American Association for the Advancement of Science

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