703.597.2574

Indicia of Innovation — District of Columbia

R&D Expenditures in the State

A detailed look at the colleges, universities and research organizations, their expenditures, the sources of funding, and the domains where they are spending money in the State.

Institutions

A look at the institutions and businesses forming the State's scientific presence.

Expenditures at District of Columbia Higher Education R&D Institutions

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Higher Education Research and Development Survey, FY 2012.
The breakdown of R&D expenditures in the state and the source of the funding.
US Rank Institution All R&D Expenditures Federal Government State & Local government Institution Funds Business Nonprofit Organizations All Other Sources
  All institutions $65,774,524 $40,130,460 $3,704,365 $13,673,539 $3,281,809 $4,033,233 $951,118
103 George Washington University 196,448 112,110 1,832 46,845 1,923 33,524 214
108 Georgetown University 180,308 115,197 1,885 38,487 5,252 19,364 123
208 Howard University 45,486 37,690 878 4,513 875 1,530 0
209 American University 43,526 7,515 0 28,496 50 7,465 0
253 Catholic University America 24,971 17,608 17 4,651 2,183 512 0
371 Gallaudet University 6,765 4,335 0 2,430 0 0 0
424 University of the DC 4,030 2,430 29 1,571 0 0 0
  Totals — District of Columbia $501,534 $296,885 $4,641 $126,993 $10,283 $62,395 $337

Federally Funded R&D Centers
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, FFRDC Research and Development Survey, FY 2012.
One FFRDC is located in District of Columbia. Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs) located in District of Columbia, the federal government department that sponsors the center, and information about their research spending.
Total Federally Financed
FFRDC Sponsor Location All R&D expenditures Basic research Applied research Development All R&D expenditures Basic research Applied research Development
All FFRDCs     $17,446,036 $6,139,311 $5,361,496 $5,945,229 $17,006,331 $5,998,392 $5,162,235 $5,845,704
Science & Technology Policy Institute NSF Washington, DC 7,547 0 7,547 0 7,547 0 7,547 0

Funded by The State & Local Government

The Details on the institutions receiving the State and Local Government R&D funding.

Higher education R&D expenditures funded by state and local governments, ranked by all R&D expenditures, by R&D field: FY 2012. Reported in 000s, (Dollars in thousands). Data from survey cycle FY 2012, as of 30 October 2013.


Rank Institution All R&D
expenditures
Environmental
Sciences
Life
Sciences
Math &
Computer
Sciences
Physical
Sciences
Psychology Social
Sciences
Sciences,
nec
Engineering All non-S&E
fields
All US Institutions 3,704,365 167,243 2,133,890 73,818 84,821 33,600 164,970 99,140 682,971 263,912
197 Georgetown University 1,885 0 1,696 0 0 6 183 0 0 0
198 George Washington University 1,832 0 1,230 0 0 0 442 45 115 0
274 Howard University 878 0 524 0 5 0 0 0 253 96
501 University of the DC 29 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
517 Catholic University America 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 5
  Total 4,641 0 3,479 0 5 6 625 45 380 101

About Scientific Presence

Indicia of Economic Growth, New Corporate Outposts and New Markets
Scientific presence is a holistic look at science and technology activity in a particular location. Scientific Presence metrics, when combined with information about new patented inventions, presents a picture of emerging inventive and innovative trends, nascient market development, the depth of scientific activity in a location, the companies establishing outposts in new locations beyond their corporate headquarters, and how many people are participating in these activities. Way Better Patents combines this data with information on 21st Century internet-enables cross-location collaboration among inventors and company to identify the real density of business-oriented inventors in a location and who those inventors are working with. This helps identify new outposts of innovation activity that may not be obvious from other ways of looking at innovation. Scientific presence under its many names is a critical factor in site selection for science and technology intense global businesses.
Way Better Patents™ combines its own custom patent and innovation analytics with authoritative information on R&D spending, demographic data on education and the economic census data, grant data, information on patent owners, and the presence of young companies, the engines of job creations. Way Better Patents also creates highly focused fine-tuned views of location based scientific presence information to support our users who wish to look deeper at scientific presence in their neighborhood and beyond.
back to top