Newer information is available.
Table 8. Higher education R&D expenditures, by source of funds and R&D field: FY 2013
(Dollars in thousands)
Field All R&D
expenditures
Federal
government
State and local
government
Institution
funds
Business Nonprofit
organizations
All other
sources
All R&D fields 67,041,154 39,470,157 3,657,725 14,973,923 3,501,308 3,860,093 1,577,948
    Science 52,665,962 31,801,289 2,741,699 11,261,518 2,390,136 3,241,949 1,229,371
        Computer sciences 2,068,193 1,552,070 41,780 322,202 82,860 37,065 32,216
        Environmental sciences 3,199,157 2,097,153 163,632 608,285 138,306 116,586 75,195
            Atmospheric sciences 493,687 398,386 15,031 57,755 11,105 6,310 5,100
            Earth sciences 1,164,119 768,129 57,417 221,672 60,667 38,743 17,491
            Oceanography 1,052,263 662,173 50,601 223,407 39,705 40,014 36,363
            Environmental sciences, nec 489,088 268,465 40,583 105,451 26,829 31,519 16,241
        Life sciences 37,585,200 22,250,416 2,129,906 7,831,158 1,873,535 2,539,954 960,231
            Agricultural sciences 3,354,198 1,111,845 797,878 1,085,175 146,774 132,256 80,270
            Biological sciences 11,725,053 7,640,435 491,917 2,340,751 329,502 731,817 190,631
            Medical sciences 20,426,577 12,271,622 765,836 3,873,172 1,336,511 1,530,080 649,356
            Life sciences, nec 2,079,372 1,226,514 74,275 532,060 60,748 145,801 39,974
        Mathematical sciences 670,988 464,500 23,260 143,369 8,931 22,218 8,710
        Physical sciences 4,646,023 3,309,274 81,245 899,005 121,051 173,645 61,803
            Astronomy 558,467 400,368 1,473 97,713 6,204 38,922 13,787
            Chemistry 1,706,470 1,136,073 34,496 368,196 68,163 73,891 25,651
            Physics 2,093,374 1,563,842 39,430 383,434 40,718 50,508 15,442
            Physical sciences, nec 287,712 208,991 5,846 49,662 5,966 10,324 6,923
        Psychology 1,151,702 789,164 35,408 229,403 16,048 67,585 14,094
        Social sciences 2,170,024 897,076 186,946 752,146 48,038 227,980 57,838
            Economics 407,157 137,220 51,797 146,814 14,701 42,141 14,484
            Political sciences 426,837 143,516 21,909 176,501 5,859 64,794 14,258
            Sociology 480,943 237,434 27,682 140,093 10,779 54,115 10,840
            Social sciences, nec 855,087 378,906 85,558 288,738 16,699 66,930 18,256
        Sciences, nec 1,174,675 441,636 79,522 475,950 101,367 56,916 19,284
    Engineering 10,728,685 6,493,109 656,684 1,999,175 1,036,036 277,340 266,341
        Aeronautical and astronautical engineering 689,535 513,134 19,145 74,621 72,912 4,120 5,603
        Bioengineering and biomedical engineering 885,487 557,169 48,853 168,238 49,388 46,293 15,546
        Chemical engineering 909,377 478,509 46,727 179,149 157,504 30,838 16,650
        Civil engineering 1,295,907 577,440 219,106 309,542 118,588 34,167 37,064
        Electrical engineering 2,413,861 1,642,293 87,409 373,592 201,158 53,193 56,216
        Mechanical engineering 1,647,297 1,060,876 70,115 269,867 171,473 27,638 47,328
        Metallurgical and materials engineering 812,011 465,297 45,520 160,972 89,029 21,605 29,588
        Engineering, nec 2,075,210 1,198,391 119,809 463,194 175,984 59,486 58,346
    Non-S&E 3,646,507 1,175,759 259,342 1,713,230 75,136 340,804 82,236
        Business and management 476,224 95,311 40,156 276,839 22,368 25,924 15,626
        Communications, journalism, and library science 148,771 51,099 12,125 60,030 2,992 20,468 2,057
        Education 1,218,387 664,712 89,642 302,769 24,597 119,732 16,935
        Humanities 389,155 77,142 11,478 232,409 2,853 52,319 12,954
        Law 173,599 22,586 7,836 105,138 3,713 26,450 7,876
        Social work 212,237 111,673 22,599 49,018 1,591 23,333 4,023
        Visual and performing arts 88,090 7,056 4,950 64,068 2,302 7,161 2,553
        Non-S&E, nec 940,044 146,180 70,556 622,959 14,720 65,417 20,212

nec = not elsewhere classified; S&E = science and engineering.
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Higher Education Research and Development Survey, FY 2013.
Data from survey cycle FY 2013, as of 31 July 2014.