Facts & Figures

Research Grants and Sponsored Programs

  • Rutgers’ research grants and sponsored programs from all sources in FY2017 is $608.7 million.
  • Although funding is down 4.6 percent from the previous year, Rutgers achieved a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6 percent since the historic integration with UMDNJ to form Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) in FY2014.
  • Federal funding for Rutgers research was approximately $301.3 million in FY2017. While overall federal research funding is down, Rutgers showed a 10.7 percent net overall gain in federal funds since the integration in FY2014.
  • Corporate-sponsored research increased by 25 percent in FY2017 from the previous year (from $39.7 million to $49.6 million).
  • While almost half of our research in FY2017 was supported by federal resources, research is increasingly supported by foundations, associations, and industry partners, accounting for over 26 percent of research funding received in FY2017.
  • The average award value in FY2017 ($242,897) is 11.2 percent higher than in FY2016 ($218,458).
  • In FY2017, Rutgers received 2,506 research awards, 89 of which were valued at more than one million dollars.

R&D Expenditures

  • Rutgers expended $656 million in research and development in FY 2016, the latest data* reported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This places Rutgers among the nation’s top 20 public universities for R&D expenditures.
  • Annual research and development expenditures at Rutgers exceed those of all other New Jersey universities combined.​

​* Data collected using the NSF Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey.