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Science programs consist of the Museum of Natural History/Museum of Man, Astrophysical Observatory, Tropical Research Institute, Radiation Biology Laboratory, Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies, Air and Space Museum, Zoological Park, and the Fort Pierce Bureau.  Using administrative oversight provided by the Museum of Natural History, Science activities also encompass the efforts of the Center for the Study of Man.

The Office of Fellowships and Grants is also a part of the administrative responsibilities of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Science, but its associated resources and activities (including the Fellowship and Special Foreign Currency Programs) are contained within the Special Programs chapter to provide consistency with the budget presentation to Congress.

Science program activities span exhibits, basic research, publications, fabrication and operation of large scientific instruments, collections management, and education.  Each museum and research organization has its own particular emphasis and purposes and pursues its goals by various means and resources.

[[underlined]]Current Resources and Support[[/underlined]]
In FY 1979, total resources available to Science amount to approximately $54,015,000 and 1,583 full-time employees.  Total funding consists of approximately 68 percent federal appropriations, 21 percent federal grants and contracts, and 11 percent nonappropriated unrestricted and restricted trust funds.  A breakdown follows:

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   | [[span columns 2 and 3]]FY 1979[[/span]]
Source of Funds | Full-Time Employment | Funds ($000s)
Federal Salaries & Expenses | 1,281 | $36,523
Unrestricted trust | 90 | 4,902
Restricted trust | 22 | 1,440
Federal Grants & Contracts | [[underlined]]190 | 11,150[[/underlined]]
Total | 1,583 | $54,015
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