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Overview of higher education R&D expenditures
1by source of funds and R&D field: FYs 1953–2012
2by source of funds and detailed R&D field: FY 2012
3federally financed, by federal agency and R&D field: FY 2012
4institutions ranked by all R&D expenditures, by source of funds: FY 2012
5institutions ranked by all federally financed R&D expenditures, by federal agency: FY 2012
6geographic distribution: by geographic division, state, and by source of funds: FY 2012
7at institutions in the short form survey population, by state, institutional control, institution, and R&D field: FY 2012
 
Trends in higher education R&D expenditures
8total and federally financed expenditures, by character of work: FYs 1953–2012
9by source of funds, character of work, highest degree granted, and type of institutional control: FYs 2010–12
10by R&D field: FYs 2003–12
11federally financed expenditures, by R&D field: FYs 2003–12
12nonfederally financed expenditures, by R&D field: FYs 2003–12
 
Higher education R&D expenditures
by highest degree granted and institutional control: FYs 2011–12
13from foreign sources
14externally funded, by type of agreement
15funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
16by type of cost
by institutional control: FY 2012
17for equipment, by R&D field and source of funds
18total, within medical schools
19for clinical trials, by source of funds and highest degree granted
 
Institution rankings
20ranked by FY 2012 R&D expenditures: FYs 2003–12
21ranked by all R&D expenditures, by R&D field: FY 2012
federally financed
22ranked by FY 2012 federal R&D expenditures: FYs 2003–12
23ranked by all federal R&D expenditures, by R&D field: FY 2012
nonfederally financed
ranked by all R&D expenditures, by R&D field: FY 2012
24state and local governments
25institutional funds
26businesses
27 nonprofit organizations
28 all other funding sources
special focus
ranked by all R&D expenditures: FY 2012
29historically black colleges and universities, by source of funds
30historically black colleges and universities, by R&D field
31high-Hispanic-enrollment institutions, by source of funds
32high-Hispanic-enrollment institutions, by R&D field
33ranked by all non-medical school R&D expenditures, by source of funds: FY 2012
ranked by all R&D expenditures, by source of funds: FY 2012
34public institutions
35private institutions
 
Expenditures in R&D fields
science fields, ranked by FY 2012 total: FYs 2009–12
36computer sciences, total and federally financed expenditures
37environmental sciences and subfields, total expenditures
38environmental sciences and subfields, federally financed expenditures
39life sciences and subfields, total expenditures
40life sciences and subfields, federally financed expenditures
41agricultural sciences, total and federally financed expenditures
42biological sciences, total and federally financed expenditures
43medical sciences, total and federally financed expenditures
44mathematical sciences, total and federally financed expenditures
45physical sciences and subfields, total expenditures
46physical sciences and subfields, federally financed expenditures
47chemistry total and federally financed expenditures
48physics, total and federally financed expenditures
49psychology, total and federally financed expenditures
50social sciences and subfields, total expenditures
51social sciences and subfields, federally financed expenditures
engineering, ranked by FY 2012 totals
52total and federally financed expenditures: FYs 2009–2012
53subfields, total expenditures: FYs 2010–2012
54subfields, federally financed expenditures: FYs 2010–2012
non-S&E fields and subfields, ranked by FY 2012 totals: FYs 2010–2012
55total expenditures
56federally financed expenditures
 
Federally financed expenditures, ranked by federal agency total, by R&D field: FY 2012
57Department of Defense
58Department of Energy
59Department of Health and Human Services
60National Aeronautics and Space Administration
61National Science Foundation
62U.S. Department of Agriculture
63all other federal agencies
 
Geographic distribution
FYs 2003–12
64by geographic division and state
65by state, institutional control, and institution
by state, institutional control, and institution: FY 2012
66by source of funds
67by R&D field
68at institutions with a medical school
69at institutions reporting clinical trials, by source of funds
 
R&D expenditures passed through to and received as subrecipients: FY 2012
total and federally financed, by highest degree granted and institutional control
70received as a subrecipient
71passed through to subrecipients
total and federally financed, by state, institutional control, and institution
72received as a subrecipient
73passed through to subrecipients
 
R&D personnel at higher education institutions
74by state, institutional control, and institution: FY 2012
 
R&D expenditures in science and engineering fields only: FYs 2003–12
75total, ranked by FY 2012 R&D expenditures
76federally financed, ranked by FY 2012 R&D expenditures
77by geographic division and state
 
R&D expenditures at institutions in the short form survey population
78total, by source of funds, R&D field, and survey population: FY 2012
79total received from and passed through to other higher education institutions, by source of funds and survey population: FY 2012
80total, all institutions in both survey populations, ranked by total R&D, by source of funds: FY 2012
institutions in the short form survey population only, by state, institutional control, and institution
81total: FYs 2003–12
82total received from and passed through to other higher education institutions, by source of funds: FY 2012
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Data from survey cycle FY 2012
(finalized 30 October 2013)

National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Higher Education Research and Development Survey, Fiscal Year 2012. http://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/herd/.



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TableTechnical Tables
A-1Institution name changes between FY 2011 and FY 2012 surveys
A-2Total and federally financed higher education R&D expenditures at surveyed institutions reporting less than $150,000 in separately budgeted R&D expenditures: FY 2012
A-3Higher education R&D expenditures, by state, institutional control, system, and institution: FY 2012
A-4Institutions surveyed, by highest degree granted and survey population: FYs 2007–12
 
Response rates: FY 2012
A-5by survey population and highest degree granted
A-6by survey form and question
 
Imputed amounts for higher education R&D expenditures: FY 2012
A-7total, by survey population and highest degree granted
A-8total, by survey population and source of funds
A-9from foreign sources, by highest degree granted and institutional control
A-10externally financed, by type of agreement
A-11in a medical school, by institutional control
A-12for clinical trials, by source of funds
for total and federally financed higher education R&D expenditures
A-13by type of R&D
A-14received as a subrecipient, by survey population and type of pass-through entity
A-15passed through, by survey population and type of subrecipient
A-16HERD Survey population, by R&D field
A-17Short form survey population, by R&D field
A-18by type of cost
A-19for total and federally financed higher education R&D equipment expenditures, by R&D field
 
Imputed amounts for personnel headcounts: FY 2012
A-20all personnel, by type of personnel
A-21R&D postdocs, by highest degree granted and institutional control
 
Response details: FY 2012
A-22Question 9, federally financed higher education R&D expenditures, from federal agencies not specified in question 9
by highest degree granted and institutional control
A-23Question 11, expenditures funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and expenditures for question 11 respondents
A-24Question 14, capitalization thresholds, by highest degree granted, institutional control, and capitalization threshold
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Data from survey cycle FY 2012
(finalized 30 October 2013)