• Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze
Part of the Science Networks. Historical Studies book series (SNHS, volume 25)


In 1943, when RF president Fosdick published his review on the Rockefeller support for mathematics in the past decade, the heyday of private funding (be it philanthropies or private universities) in science and mathematics in the U.S. was over and a new era of science with much more state support, as exemplified in war research, was dawning. In research and development, government expenditures around 1910 had been in the range of $ 10 million; whereas in the 1960s they reached $ 2 billion. In pure dollar terms, foundation programs, although still more common in the U.S. than in European countries, have become almost trivial compared to those of the government.


Government Expenditure Private Funding ROCKEFELLER Foundation Bureaucratic Control Litical Trouble 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsAgder University CollegeKristiansandNorway

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