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  • State Government Research and Development: Fiscal Year 2009 (NSF 12-331)
    This report contains detailed tabular data presenting results from the National Science Foundation's FY 2009 Survey of State Government R&D. Tables include data on total R&D expenditures and amounts for internal and external performers, the original source of funds (federal or nonfederal), and the amount devoted to basic research activities. Data also include the amount of expenditures for the construction and acquisition of R&D facilities. Also, for the first time, state agency expenditures are presented for individual departments and agencies. (September 10, 2012)

  • Higher Education Research and Development: Fiscal Year 2010 (NSF 12-330)
    This report presents detailed tabulated data on research and development expenditures of higher education institutions across all academic disciplines. Tables include academic expenditures by type of institution, field, geographic area, source of funds, and expenditures for research equipment. Many tables show trends over time. Data are from the 2010 Higher Education Research and Development Survey, a redesign of the previous annual collection, the Survey of Research and Development Expenditures at Universities and Colleges. (September 6, 2012)

  • Businesses Concentrate Their R&D in a Small Number of Geographic Areas in the United States (NSF 12-326)
    Businesses perform a large share of their research and development in a small number of geographic areas, two of the largest being the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland combined statistical area (CSA) and the New York-Newark-Bridgeport CSA. In these two areas alone, companies performed at least $29.3 billion of R&D. Data were from companies that responded to the 2008 Business R&D and Innovation Survey. (September 4, 2012)

  • Characteristics of Recent Science and Engineering Graduates: 2008 (NSF 12-328)
    This report presents detailed tabulated data, with associated technical notes, on persons who earned bachelor's or master's degrees in science, engineering, or health at U.S. postsecondary institutions. Tables cover graduates in academic years 2006 and 2007 and present data on demographics, education (such as, degrees, GPA, sources of support, and debt level), and employment (such as, sector, primary work activity, and salary). Data are collected directly from individuals through National Science Foundation's National Survey of Recent College Graduates (August 30, 2012)

  • International Collaborations of Scientists and Engineers in the United States (NSF 12-323)
    International collaboration is a key aspect of the globalization of science and engineering. In 2006, one in six U.S. scientists and engineers reported working with individuals in other countries. International collaboration was more likely to occur among persons working in the for-profit sector, men, and those with higher levels of educational attainment. Individuals who earned postsecondary degrees both in the United States and abroad reported the highest levels of international collaboration. (August 29, 2012)

  • Health and Defense Applications Account for 40% of Business R&D in the United States (NSF 12-329)
    In 2008 businesses in the United States spent $290.7 billion on research and development they performed, 40% of which was applied to health and medical areas ($76.1 billion) and defense areas ($41.5 billion). Over 86% of the health or medical R&D performed by businesses was paid for by the reporting companies themselves. However, most of the defense R&D performed by companies was paid for by the federal government. Data are from the Business R&D and Innovation Survey. (August 22, 2012)

  • Collaboration in Academic R&D: A Decade of Growth in Pass-Through Funding (NSF 12-325)
    Research collaboration involving multiple institutions is a growing trend, as can be seen by increases in the amount of total expenditures for research and development that universities pass through to others and receive from others (pass-through funds). Funds passed through universities to others grew from $1.4 billion in FY 2000 to $3.8 billion in FY 2009, and pass-through funds received by universities from others grew from $1.8 billion to $4.1 billion. (August 2, 2012)

  • Federal R&D Funding by Budget Function: Fiscal Years 2010–12 (NSF 12-322)
    This report contains information on the budget authority of U.S. federal agencies to fund research and development and R&D plant components of their programs in FY 2010–12. FY 2010 data are actual budget authority received by agencies. FY 2011 data (preliminary) are agency estimates of final appropriations. FY 2012 data are proposed funding levels. Several concluding tables provide aggregate data on actual federal budget authority for R&D by broad function for FY 2009 and earlier years. (August 1, 2012)

  • State Research and Development Expenditures Total $1.2 Billion in FY 2009 (NSF 12-324)
    State agency expenditures for research and development totaled $1.2 billion in FY 2009, a 7% increase over the FY 2007 total of $1.1 billion, according to a new InfoBrief that reported data from the FY 2009 Survey of State Government R&D Expenditures. The InfoBrief details nationwide and state-by-state totals of R&D activities performed and funded by state government agencies. This is the first time survey data are available by individual state agency. (July 19, 2012)

  • Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in S&E: July 2012 table updates (NSF 11-309AB)
    Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering (S&E) provides the latest information about the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in S&E higher education and employment. Updates in this release include information on employment, undergraduate engineering enrollment, first university degrees awarded in selected countries, doctoral degrees, characteristics of academic institutions, sources of support for doctorate recipients, and employment plans of S&E doctorate recipients. (July 16, 2012)


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