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Facts & Figures

Research Output - Fiscal Year 2019

  • U.S. Patents Issued: 67
  • Global Patents Issued: 147* (*Number subject to change due to global patent issuance notices)
  • Invention Disclosures: 193 
  • Number of startups: New: 8; Active: 86

R&D Expenditures

  • Rutgers expended $736.8 million in research and development in FY 2018, as reported to the National Science Foundation (NSF) for its Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey. 
  • Annual research and development expenditures at Rutgers exceed those of all other New Jersey universities combined.​

Research Grants and Sponsored Programs

  • Rutgers’ research grants and sponsored programs from all sources in FY2019 is $750.8 million.
  • Federal funding for Rutgers research was approximately $356.3 million in FY2019. 
  • Corporate-sponsored research is relatively stable at $85.1 million.
  • While nearly half of our research in FY2019 was supported by federal resources, research is increasingly supported by foundations, associations, and industry partners, accounting for more than 25 percent of research funding received in FY2019.
  • In FY2019, Rutgers received 3,817 research awards, 183 of which were valued at more than one million dollars.