|R&D expenditures financed by university funds from unrestricted sources that are separately budgeted for organized research. It also includes committed cost sharing and unrecovered indirect costs. Unrecovered indirect costs are defined as the difference between the recovered indirect costs and the amount that could have been recovered according to the institution's negotiated rate for all externally funded R&D.
Prior to 2010, the survey only requested R&D expenditures within S&E fields for this source, therefore this variable should be used for any trend analyses including years prior to 2010. For complete totals for 2010 forward, please use the analysis variable Institutionally Financed R&D Expenditures.