Facts & Figures

Research Output - Fiscal Year 2018

  • U.S. Patents Issued: 74
  • Global Patents Issued: 172* (*Number subject to change due to delayed notification of global patent issuance notice)
  • Invention Disclosures: 187 
  • Number of startups: New - 2; Active - 82

R&D Expenditures

  • Rutgers expended $712.5 million in research and development in FY 2017, according to the latest data collected using the National Science Foundation (NSF) 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 FY2018 is $610.9 million.
  • While research funding is up slightly (2.3 percent) from the previous fiscal year, Rutgers achieved a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.2 percent during rhe five-year period since the historic integration with UMDNJ to form Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) in FY2014.
  • Federal funding for Rutgers research was approximately $299.6 million in FY2018. 
  • Corporate-sponsored research is relatively stable at $47.3 million.
  • While nearly half of our research in FY2018 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 FY2018.
  • The average award value in FY2018 is $179,570.
  • In FY2018, Rutgers received 3,402 research awards, 74 of which were valued at more than one million dollars.