|R&D expenditures financed by any state, county, municipality, or other local government entity in the United States, including state health agencies. It also includes state funds that support R&D at agricultural and other experiment stations. Public institutions are instructed to report state appropriations restricted for R&D activities here rather than in Institutional funds.
Prior to 2010, the survey only requested R&D expenditures within science and engineering (S&E) fields for this source of funding, therefore data are available for 2010-13. For trend analyses involving years prior to 2010, please use the analysis variable State/local Govt. Financed Higher Education R&D Expenditures for S&E.