Federal funding for S&E R&D grew by $7.2 billion from 2002 to 2016, reaching more than $31.6 billion. This represents a 29.4 percent increase during the period, or approximately 2.0 percent per year. As can be seen in the chart below, a considerable portion of this increase came during FY 2009 and FY 2010 as part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA).
The map below charts the metropolitan areas that received more than $1.0 million in federal obligations for S&E R&D at colleges and universities in 2016. The map is based on the 395 universities with a physical location and data available for the entire period from 2008-2016, which shows a university’s funding before, during, and for five-years after ARRA. Schools and university systems that do not designate a location, schools with incomplete data over the period, and schools with less than $1.0 million in S&E R&D funding are excluded from this map.
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