NSF Survey on Research Expenditure for FY12 Released

Date: 
12/04/2013
Author: 
Cathy Breen

 

 

 

 

The annual NSF survey, which measures research expenditure at institutions of higher learning, was released last week. Across the country, university expenditure on research totaled $66 billion in FY12; the change from FY11 to FY12 represents the first constant dollar decline in almost forty years. Total federal funding at all institutions declined slightly while non-federal spending was higher for most sources. Institution-funded research showed the most significant growth and rose by over $1 billion to $13.7 billion in FY 2012. At Harvard, we used a different methodology to calculate research expenditures in FY12 and landed at 17 out of 907 institutions surveyed (measured by total research expenditure). The top 30 institutions surveyed account for 40% of total academic research spending.

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