I was able to attend an Elsevier Customer Council meeting recently which included a fascinating presentation from a Kei Koizumi, the Director of the R&D Budget and Policy Program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

 

Here’s a link to his presentation and the book (an annual effort) that he presented.  It does not paint a bright picture of R&D funding in the future for either defense or non-defense projects.

 

Presentation to the Elsevier Customer Council:

http://www.aaas.org/spp/rd/prelse1108.pdf

 

AAAS REPORT XXXIII Research and Development FY 2009 http://www.aaas.org/spp/rd/rd09main.htm