Chemical & Engineering News,
August 28, 1995

Copyright © 1995 by the American Chemical Society.

Janice R. Long and Pam S. Zurer

C&EN Washington

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Facts & Figures for Chemical R&D Article


Sources of R&D funds and where the work is performed. Companies and countries that receive chemical patents. Fields in which chemical papers are published.

Federal Government

Spending by the government in support of R&D. Trends in basic research support. The fields of science and engineering that receive federal support overall and at universities. Federal support for R&D facilities.


Sources of industrial R&D funds and how much companies, particularly drug and chemical firms, spend on R&D. The number of scientists and engineers working in industry, at what kinds of companies, and how much they are paid.

Universities and Colleges

Sources of academic R&D funds and how they are spent. The institutions that spend the most on R&D overall and particularly in chemistry and chemical engineering. Number of science students in graduate school and postdoctoral appointments. Breakdown of foreign graduate students by discipline. Degrees awarded in chemistry and chemical engineering.


U.S. R&D funding compared with that of Japan, Germany, France, Italy, the U.K., Canada, and Sweden. Size of scientific workforce in the U.S. and selected other countries. Countries that publish the most chemical literature.

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