Research program management (91 - 100 of 101 items)
Reporting of Federal Funds for Research and Development
PSAD-78-133: Published: Aug 9, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1978.
Annually, the National Science Foundation (NSF) gathers data from federal agencies on their research and development support. The reporting procedures of four agencies responsible for over 85 percent of the federal research and development funds included in NSF reports were reviewed for 1976 (the completed year), 1977 (the current year), and 1978 (the budget year). The overall totals were found to...
Minimum Requirements Are Needed for Colleges and Universities To Justify Research Equipment Purchases
HRD-78-52: Published: May 11, 1978. Publicly Released: May 11, 1978.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide about 65 percent of the federal grant funds awarded to colleges and universities to conduct scientific research and appear to be the primary sources of grant funds for research equipment. The NSF budget for equipment increased about 50 percent since fiscal year 1976, and NIH expenditures for equipment rose ab...
Human Resources Research and Development Results Can Be Better Managed
FPCD-77-43: Published: Apr 22, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1977.
In spite of the fact that personnel costs accounted for 61 percent of the Department of Defense's (DOD) outlay of funds in fiscal year 1976, a very small proportion of funds was devoted to human resources research and development. A GAO review revealed a low rate of utilization of results of such research. Reports published from 1973 through 1975 were intended to support changes to regulations, po...
Social Research and Development of Limited Use to National Policymakers
HRD-77-34: Published: Apr 4, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1977.
Federally-supported social research and development (R&D) includes projects directed toward improving the well-being of people and programs in the areas of: education, staffing, health, income security, social services, housing and community development, civil rights, transportation, and crime. Social R&D projects are intended to provide knowledge for policymakers in developing national social pol...
National Science Foundation's Actions on Recommendations of GAO Report "Opportunities for Improved Management of the Research Applied to National Needs (RANN) Program"
HRD-77-54: Published: Mar 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1977.
In March 1971 the National Science Foundation (NSF) consolidated most of its problem-oriented research into a single program called the Research Applied to National Needs (RANN) program. The program focused on NSF research activities on selected environmental and social problems and opportunities for future technological development to help solve major national problems. A 1975 report identified t...
Control of the National Science Foundation Peer Review Study
HRD-77-67: Published: Mar 4, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1977.
A study to determine the scientific community's views of the National Science Foundation's peer review process was monitored. Questionnaires were sent to a random sample of 1,552 individuals who had reviewed research proposals for the Foundation in 1975 and to a random sample of 3,256 individuals who had submitted proposals in 1975. The questionnaires were returned by 69 percent of the reviewer sa...
Opportunities to Improve Planning for Solar Energy Research and Development
EMD-77-8: Published: Nov 30, 1976. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1976.
The Energy Research and Development Administration's (ERDA) solar research, development, and demonstration program was surveyed to assess the adequacy of the planning process established to meet program goals.ERDA research focuses on seven different solar technologies, for which a number of program plans have been established. However, ERDA's present plans indicate only a 10-percent solar contribu...
Coordination of Government Research and Development
094665: Jul 20, 1976
No summary is currently available...
General Accounting Office Reviews of Federal Environmental Research and Development
RED-76-95: Published: Apr 7, 1976. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1976.
No summary is currently available...