For decades, the United States has been the uncontested leader in research & development (R&D) spending, firmly standing on the cutting edge of scientific innovation. However, global trends in R&D spending pose a growing threat to U.S. leadership as our share of global R&D investment continues to shrink. To remain in our leadership position, the U.S. must reaffirm and expand its R&D spending – a commitment that aligns with public opinion on the U.S. role in medical, health, and scientific research.
The Public Agrees the U.S. Should Lead in Research
The U.S. is Being Outpaced in R&D Investment
China is Poised to Become the Global R&D Leader
Let your elected officials know that investing in R&D is essential to maintaining the United States’ role as a global research leader! Below are a few comprehensive reports and funding databases to facilitate your conversations about global and federal R&D funding:
- 2020 Science and Engineering Indicators by the National Science Board
- 2020 Global R&D Funding Forecast by R&D World
- Main Science and Technology Indicators, Volume 2020, Issue 1 by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)