Share E-mail Print

DownloadView the full report

Quick Fact Cornell annually ranks among the top 10 universities in innovation and number of patents issued.


Research Statistics


Funding Cornell’s Research

in thousands
By Dollars Expended FY 2010
Total Federal Sources $461,169
Sponsored Research 453,773
Appropriated Research* 7,395
 
Total Nonfederal Sources 303,076
Sponsored Research 108,337
State & Local Governments 15,995
Corporations & Trade Associations 21,749
Foundations 54,767
Nonprofit Organizations 15,490
All Others 337
 
Appropriated Research 194,739
Cornell Support** 144,211
New York State 50,528
 
Federal Agencies
DHHS Department of Health & Human Services 223,411
NSF National Science Foundation 141,941
DOD Department of Defense 24,576
USDA Department of Agriculture 22,226
DOE Department of Energy 14,233
NASA National Aeronautics & Space Administration*** 13,175
AID Agency for International Development 2,521
All Others 11,690
 
* 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
External Funding Sources
Graduate Enrollment Source: Cornell University, Sponsored Financial Services
Ranking Cornell in National Science Foundation Funding
Graduate Enrollment Source: National Science Foundation
› Top