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Table 3. Federally financed higher education R&D expenditures, by federal agency and R&D field: FY 2012
(Dollars in thousands)

Field All federal R&D
expenditures
DOD DOE HHS NASA NSF USDA Othera
All R&D Fields 40,130,460 4,923,713 1,952,698 21,895,249 1,330,780 5,270,564 1,093,571 3,663,885
    Science 32,489,286 2,417,572 1,132,873 21,014,420 912,371 3,869,090 1,029,265 2,113,695
        Computer sciences 1,357,726 470,766 55,172 98,645 19,131 568,461 1,477 144,074
        Environmental sciences 2,197,709 212,153 173,982 83,598 301,117 792,070 67,428 567,361
            Atmospheric sciences 388,814 40,346 34,684 1,480 109,679 88,863 5,905 107,857
            Earth sciences 817,223 51,033 89,468 12,587 151,512 308,424 38,005 166,194
            Oceanography 670,188 80,767 13,314 10,043 22,355 315,006 4,837 223,866
            Environmental sciences, nec 321,484 40,007 36,516 59,488 17,571 79,777 18,681 69,444
        Life sciences 22,723,650 845,828 226,836 19,136,167 79,490 766,888 881,694 786,747
            Agricultural sciences 1,135,807 30,626 70,711 94,636 8,047 113,546 616,981 201,260
            Biological sciences 7,720,672 252,320 115,444 6,317,189 34,893 571,466 214,812 214,548
            Medical sciences 12,670,344 509,592 25,146 11,733,118 35,714 56,667 25,586 284,521
            Life sciences, nec 1,196,827 53,290 15,535 991,224 836 25,209 24,315 86,418
        Mathematical sciences 490,576 88,386 17,730 75,941 3,341 261,358 4,329 39,491
        Physical sciences 3,483,328 550,413 621,797 567,599 476,067 1,116,277 6,985 144,190
            Astronomy 534,547 23,342 10,409 2,211 299,710 188,798 0 10,077
            Chemistry 1,212,583 151,341 157,523 490,987 15,619 356,079 3,219 37,815
            Physics 1,543,999 334,315 430,547 54,183 130,332 513,406 1,288 79,928
            Physical sciences, nec 192,199 41,415 23,318 20,218 30,406 57,994 2,478 16,370
        Psychology 866,254 51,636 794 616,031 15,813 82,446 7,165 92,369
        Social sciences 921,095 97,051 11,705 319,767 14,361 142,987 53,105 282,119
            Economics 144,431 6,272 4,007 33,906 482 25,888 28,417 45,459
            Political sciences 142,803 28,019 2,474 39,542 281 23,305 2,312 46,870
            Sociology 247,659 11,130 1,214 125,578 576 37,836 7,388 63,937
            Social sciences, nec 386,202 51,630 4,010 120,741 13,022 55,958 14,988 125,853
        Sciences, nec 448,948 101,339 24,857 116,672 3,051 138,603 7,082 57,344
    Engineering 6,446,144 2,425,239 795,573 650,533 408,725 1,181,420 54,530 930,124
        Aeronautical and astronautical engineering 501,724 272,501 18,348 3,100 118,746 21,191 17 67,821
        Bioengineering and biomedical engineering 551,343 82,749 14,846 362,453 4,337 60,350 8,648 17,960
        Chemical engineering 505,344 121,428 140,637 65,536 7,466 126,164 6,597 37,516
        Civil engineering 571,496 54,128 65,269 21,141 13,606 142,686 8,369 266,297
        Electrical engineering 1,603,171 842,588 103,935 72,143 62,224 356,761 1,890 163,630
        Mechanical engineering 1,036,311 440,806 195,862 50,068 64,089 170,692 1,992 112,802
        Metallurgical and materials engineering 461,763 187,181 101,287 22,223 8,053 111,814 1,261 29,944
        Engineering, nec 1,214,992 423,858 155,389 53,869 130,204 191,762 25,756 234,154
    Non-S&E 1,195,030 80,902 24,252 230,296 9,684 220,054 9,776 620,066
        Business and management 96,244 25,835 3,265 6,952 491 14,643 2,100 42,958
        Communications, journalism, and library science 53,148 5,488 153 22,279 0 9,345 446 15,437
        Education 685,505 21,256 2,448 76,456 5,697 155,378 2,215 422,055
        Humanities 68,428 6,620 520 6,022 190 13,305 183 41,588
        Law 24,553 691 252 4,870 889 1,484 20 16,347
        Social work 108,992 1,682 7 92,572 1 924 1,675 12,131
        Visual and performing arts 10,477 651 3,552 497 0 2,197 69 3,511
        Non-S&E, nec 147,683 18,679 14,055 20,648 2,416 22,778 3,068 66,039

DOD = Department of Defense; DOE = Department of Energy; HHS = Department of Health and Human Services; NASA = National Aeronautics and Space Administration; nec = not elsewhere classified; NSF = National Science Foundation; S&E = science and engineering; USDA = Department of Agriculture.
a Includes all other agencies reported.
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Higher Education Research and Development Survey, FY 2012.
Data from survey cycle FY 2012, as of 30 October 2013.