Helio wrote:I will get out my NSF/NASA funding crystal ball.
Generally, Experi. Condensed Matter has always been strongly funded, but there is high competition. Experimental high energy physics is mostly large collaborations (ATLAS paper with 13 pages of just authors) and they money coming out every hole (just spend 3 months in a HEP lab... they were custom making everything, frying preamps by the dozen, etc. etc., but it was part of a collaboration).
Honestly, choosing research by funding can backfire badly. Do what you like not what the money situation looks like. there is always some grant that you can survive on.
Usually experimental research has more funding than theoretical research.
Also if you research has any application to technology or the military, then usually that field has good funding also.
In a field like condensed matter experiment, which is experimental and also has many applications (depending on the research) funding is pretty good. As Helio said, it is competitive, but that will be the case in any field.