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Quick Fact In 2010 Cornell faculty members totaled 14 in the American Philosophical Society.

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The Cornell Research Enterprise

Total Funding for Cornell Research
$764 million
Top Sources of Funding for Cornell Research
Department of Health and Human Services: $223 million
National Science Foundation: $142 million

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
Funds: $162 million
Awards: 276
Jobs created or retained: 326.57 (FTEs)
Totals for the Ithaca campus and Weill Cornell Medical College

Funding Graduate Education
Total funds: $49 million
Federal: $31 million
Nonfederal sponsored: $5 million
Cornell appropriated: $12 million
New York State: $600,000
Funds include stipend and tuition
Number of Graduate Students in Organized Research
Primarily graduate research assistants

Cornell Innovations and Patents
New companies formed: 12, highest annual number ever at Cornell
Licenses negotiated: 114, highest annual number ever of commercial licenses at Cornell
Patents issued: 140
New technologies disclosed: 338
Patents filed: 420

Cornell Faculty in the National Academies
American Philosophical Society: 14
American Academy of Arts and Sciences: 90
National Academy of Sciences: 45
National Academy of Engineering: 29
Institute of Medicine: 18
American Academy of Arts and Letters: 4
Total Memberships
Cornell’s Young Faculty
NSF Faculty Early Career Development Awards: 10
Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE): 1
National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Awards: 3
Other young investigator awards—DARPA Young Faculty Award, Defense Threat Reduction Agency Young Investigator Award, Air Force Young Investigator Award, Beckman Foundation Young Investigator Award, ONR Young Investigator Award, Department of Energy Early Career Research Awards: 9
Distinguished Cornellians
President’s National Medal of Science, Faculty: 7
MacArthur Genius Award, Faculty: 7
Nobel Prize, Faculty or alumni: 40

Cornell Interdisciplinary Research Centers, Institutes, and Laboratories
Number of centers, institutes, and laboratories: Over 100
National research centers:
Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility
National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center
Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source
New Cornell centers:
Center on the Microenvironment and Metastasis
Energy Materials Center
David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future

New and Recent State-of-the Art Research and Teaching Facilities
Physical Sciences Building (2010):
Applied and Engineering Physics
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Weill Hall (2008):
Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology
Biomedical Engineering
McGovern Innovation Center
Duffield Hall (2004):
Interdisciplinary Nanotechnology Research and Education
Milstein Hall (in progress for completion):
Cornell’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning

Research Division/Office of the Vice Provost for Research
Composition: Three national research centers, 14 other research centers, 4 research administration service units, and a central administrative unit
Staff: Approximately 1,000 academic and nonacademic staff
Chief administrator: Senior Vice Provost For Research
Note: All statistics are FY 2010.
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