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Quick Fact Cornell ranks among the nation’s top academic institutions in research expenditures: $687 million in FY 2009.


Research Statistics


Funding Cornell’s Research

in thousands
By Dollars Expended FY 2009 FY 2008
Total Federal Sources $383,246 $377,896
Sponsored Research 375,118 368,540
Appropriated Research 8,128 9,356
 
Total Nonfederal Sources 304,185 290,331
Sponsored Research 132,160 111,829
State & Local Governments 25,917 20,449
Corporations & Trade Associations 27,715 25,947
Foundations 36,066 25,996
Nonprofit Organizations* 41,913 37,919
All Others 548 1,518
 
Appropriated Research 172,025 178,502
Cornell Support** 117,888 123,476
New York State 54,137 55,026
 
Federal Agencies
DHHS Department of Health & Human Services 192,485 190,792
NSF National Science Foundation 115,067 116,000
DOD Department of Defense 19,759 16,428
USDA Department of Agriculture 17,204 16,227
NASA National Aeronautics & Space Administration*** 10,538 10,599
DOE Department of Energy 9,519 7,195
AID Agency for International Development 2,213 2,822
All Others 8,332 8,476
 
* Includes sub-awards of federal funds from other universities, national labs, nongovernment organizations, etc.
** Consistent with NSF reporting guidelines, university support includes institutional cost sharing, GRA tuition fellowships, university seed research grants, unrecovered facilities and administrative costs, and organized research allocation of NYS-funded employee benefits.
*** NASA includes JPL funds under subcontract.
Source: Cornell University, Sponsored Financial Services
Discrepancies may occur due to rounding.
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