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Quick Fact The Research Division/Office of the Vice Provost for Research consists of approximately 1,000 academic and nonacademic staff.


Research Statistics


Expending Research Dollars

in thousands
By Disciplines FY 2009 FY 2008
Medical Sciences $256,605 $247,623
Biology 102,407 98,354
Multidisciplinary 57,187 58,542
Agriculture 57,158 49,543
Physics 42,055 45,730
Astronomy 29,412 26,892
Chemistry 20,858 20,526
Computer Sciences 17,744 19,935
Electrical Engineering 17,387 15,975
Economics 14,333 5,540
Institutional & College Research Support* 13,413 10,724
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering 9,362 7,835
Sociology 9,257 9,918
Mechanical Engineering 6,890 7,758
Civil Engineering 6,207 6,912
Earth Sciences 5,884 6,158
Chemical Engineering 5,706 5,083
Mathematical Sciences 4,603 5,250
Psychology 4,941 4,243
Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering 4,206 2,755
Humanities 916 756
Political Sciences 632 359
Communication, Journalism, & Library Sciences 185 1,300
Oceanography 96 270
Other Social Sciences 74
Law 51 90
Business & Management 17 9,985
Visual & Performing Arts 9
 
* Expenses incurred at the administrative unit level in support of research.
Disciplines are defined by the National Science Foundation.
Source: Cornell University, Office of Sponsored Accounting
Discrepancies may occur due to rounding.
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