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Table 9. Federally financed higher education R&D expenditures, by federal agency and R&D field: FY 2013
(Dollars in thousands)
Field All federal R&D
expenditures
DOD DOE HHS NASA NSF USDA Othera
All R&D fields 39,470,157 5,037,554 1,873,818 21,222,929 1,332,307 5,395,972 1,091,575 3,516,002
    Science 31,801,289 2,509,296 1,076,463 20,369,120 896,973 3,931,339 1,017,936 2,000,162
        Computer sciences 1,552,070 546,717 50,412 80,408 16,796 706,428 3,486 147,823
        Environmental sciences 2,097,153 208,006 143,967 79,135 299,909 768,294 56,657 541,185
            Atmospheric sciences 398,386 45,741 32,543 2,601 99,156 96,102 8,859 113,384
            Earth sciences 768,129 62,563 74,297 11,270 162,568 291,440 26,097 139,894
            Oceanography 662,173 88,241 7,662 9,599 21,877 311,163 3,383 220,248
            Environmental sciences, nec 268,465 11,461 29,465 55,665 16,308 69,589 18,318 67,659
        Life sciences 22,250,416 913,123 216,176 18,662,583 84,659 770,373 875,931 727,571
            Agricultural sciences 1,111,845 25,277 69,117 90,989 7,711 117,923 606,230 194,598
            Biological sciences 7,640,435 279,100 112,332 6,208,337 43,306 571,163 216,125 210,072
            Medical sciences 12,271,622 555,003 20,824 11,324,943 32,673 61,472 27,218 249,489
            Life sciences, nec 1,226,514 53,743 13,903 1,038,314 969 19,815 26,358 73,412
        Mathematical sciences 464,500 93,531 15,110 47,345 3,903 266,914 4,084 33,613
        Physical sciences 3,309,274 509,648 610,976 530,525 455,111 1,058,359 7,413 137,242
            Astronomy 400,368 17,182 9,623 1,765 260,385 103,052 5 8,356
            Chemistry 1,136,073 133,378 153,214 439,044 16,555 349,196 4,244 40,442
            Physics 1,563,842 320,317 425,143 54,213 152,758 541,413 1,316 68,682
            Physical sciences, nec 208,991 38,771 22,996 35,503 25,413 64,698 1,848 19,762
        Psychology 789,164 56,854 574 531,696 17,564 77,097 6,168 99,211
        Social sciences 897,076 94,522 11,032 304,843 15,241 148,895 55,695 266,848
            Economics 137,220 9,642 3,403 36,796 149 25,741 28,402 33,087
            Political sciences 143,516 18,786 2,524 37,343 778 27,420 4,071 52,594
            Sociology 237,434 9,634 1,290 108,296 307 40,820 8,976 68,111
            Social sciences, nec 378,906 56,460 3,815 122,408 14,007 54,914 14,246 113,056
        Sciences, nec 441,636 86,895 28,216 132,585 3,790 134,979 8,502 46,669
    Engineering 6,493,109 2,457,102 785,430 632,635 421,946 1,246,149 57,796 892,051
        Aeronautical and astronautical engineering 513,134 285,557 15,097 2,316 124,562 23,927 0 61,675
        Bioengineering and biomedical engineering 557,169 98,739 21,285 347,460 3,283 61,435 9,170 15,797
        Chemical engineering 478,509 91,472 129,488 87,079 7,908 129,255 7,087 26,220
        Civil engineering 577,440 56,701 53,550 15,366 13,594 151,497 9,323 277,409
        Electrical engineering 1,642,293 865,665 120,449 66,757 61,611 371,610 1,404 154,797
        Mechanical engineering 1,060,876 464,596 191,923 43,552 65,898 180,972 1,305 112,630
        Metallurgical and materials engineering 465,297 191,168 105,216 21,636 5,984 114,352 2,530 24,411
        Engineering, nec 1,198,391 403,204 148,422 48,469 139,106 213,101 26,977 219,112
    Non-S&E 1,175,759 71,156 11,925 221,174 13,388 218,484 15,843 623,789
        Business and management 95,311 26,733 1,797 5,056 579 13,893 1,842 45,411
        Communications, journalism, and library science 51,099 4,833 112 17,714 0 9,249 524 18,667
        Education 664,712 12,958 1,656 64,417 4,340 156,070 6,389 418,882
        Humanities 77,142 6,523 493 9,409 254 15,255 92 45,116
        Law 22,586 876 122 3,238 769 1,330 25 16,226
        Social work 111,673 5,350 8 94,240 217 487 1,049 10,322
        Visual and performing arts 7,056 888 746 619 20 2,099 141 2,543
        Non-S&E, nec 146,180 12,995 6,991 26,481 7,209 20,101 5,781 66,622

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 = U.S. 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 2013.
Data from survey cycle FY 2013, as of 31 July 2014.