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Indicia of Innovation — Iowa

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 Iowa 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 US Institutions $65,774,524 $40,130,460 $3,704,365 $13,673,539 $3,281,809 $4,033,233 $951,118
42 University Iowa 446,429 269,734 7,700 138,499 13,892 16,347 257
79 Iowa State University 260,995 118,242 40,522 75,180 17,093 8,370 1,588
409 Palmer College of Chiropractic 4,507 2,906 0 1,593 0 0 8
432 University Northern Iowa 3,615 2,182 358 869 105 101 0
480 Grinnell College 2,735 648 0 1,710 2 375 0
606 Augustana College, Sioux Falls 1,160 1,007 0 86 65 2 0
  Totals —¬† Iowa $719,441 $394,719 $48,580 $217,937 $31,157 $25,195 $1,853

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 Iowa. Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs) located in Iowa, 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
Ames Lab. DOE Ames 33,853 23,915 8,669 1,269 32,884 23,402 8,474 1,008

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
27 Iowa State University 40,522 41 26,175 940 275 0 1,855 23 >10,111 1,102
94 University Iowa 7,700 1,016 986 12 68 0 2,260 0 >3,075 283
350 University Northern Iowa 358 0 204 0 60 0 93 0 >0 1
  Total 48,701 1,071 27,442 952 403 0 4,228 23 >13,196 1,386

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