Indicia of Innovation — Idaho

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.


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

Expenditures at Idaho 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
148 University Idaho 97,227 55,115 21,017 17,427 2,250 1,028 390
245 Boise State University 27,920 20,070 682 6,060 367 672 69
264 Idaho State University 21,179 16,095 433 3,282 990 379 0
  Totals — Idaho $146,326 $91,280 $22,132 $26,769 $3,607 $2,079 $459

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 Idaho. Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs) located in Idaho, 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
Idaho National Lab. DOE Idaho Falls 536,399 32,184 273,563 230,652 525,734 31,544 268,124 226,066

Funded by 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
Math &
Psychology Social
Engineering All non-S&E
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
47 University Idaho 21,017 770 16,615 132 107 19 899 207 >2,256 12
290 Boise State University 682 86 38 0 50 0 279 48 >181 0
331 Idaho State University 433 12 292 0 98 0 0 11 20 0
  Total 22,132 868 16,945 132 255 19 1,178 266 >2,457 12

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