University Finances Research Revenues and Expenditures.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV
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The Chairman of the House Committee on Science and Technology asked us to provide a comprehensive analysis of how federal funding for research fits into the total financial situation of research universities, that is, the 100 universities that perform the bulk of federally funded university research. In fiscal year 1983, these institutions performed 85 percent of federally supported research and development, and enrolled 52 percent of the nations graduate students in science and engineering. Committee staff and we agreed to focus our study on a sample of these major research universities. Specifically, the Chairman asked us to 1 analyze their overall revenues and expenditures, 2 examine how they support research, particularly whether federal research funds are used for non-research purposes, and the extent to which other university funds are used to support federally sponsored research, and 3 discuss universities capacity to accommodate a subsequently agreed with committee staff that this report would not audit how specific universities spent their federal funds. However, we would endeavor to show all sources of revenue that support research.
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