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SCIENCE

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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. The Office of Biological Conservation, a small staff support office, is maintained by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Science. 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 basic research, publications, fabrication and operation of large scientific instruments, collections management, exhibits, 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 1980, total resources available to Science amounted to approximately $58,800,000 and 1,651 full-time employees. Total funding consisted of approximately 67 percent federal appropriations, 21 percent federal grants and contracts, and 12 percent nonappropriated unrestricted and restricted trust funds. A breakdown follows (before application of overhead recovery):

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  | [[underlined]] FY 1980 [[/underlined]]
[[underlined]] Source of Funds | Full-Time Employment | Funds ($000s) [[/underlined]]

Federal Salaries
  & Expenses | 1,290 | $39,322
Unrestricted trust | 109 | 5,453
Restricted trust | 23 | 1,532
Federal Grants
  & Contracts | [[underlined]] 229 | 12,495 [[/underlined]]

Total | 1,651 | $58,802 [[/table]]

The sources of support vary markedly from organization to organization. For example, the Fort Pierce Bureau operates solely with restricted trust
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