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Indicia of Innovation — Virginia

R&D Expenditures in the Commonwealth

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 Commonwealth.

Institutions

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

Expenditures at Virginia 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
40 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 454,417 184,175 103,679 121,812 25,056 16,495 3,200
59 University of Virginia, Charlottesville 383,359 240,254 5,470 94,068 15,173 28,394 0
101 Virginia Commonwealth University 201,366 142,053 9,043 33,656 8,328 8,286 0
145 Old Dominion University 104,579 38,555 5,683 57,819 1,336 876 310
154 George Mason University 90,198 63,786 1,574 19,632 946 3,771 489
195 College of William & Mary and
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
55,805 32,526 2,581 17,441 1,301 1,956 0
215 Eastern Virginia Medical School 37,745 24,694 283 2,211 2,151 8,406 0
295 Hampton University 15,356 15,356 0 NA 0 0 0
324 Virginia State University 10,296 6,999 343 2,884 0 70 0
343 James Madison University 8,891 6,476 403 203 NA NA 1,809
350 Norfolk State University 8,336 7,739 0 0 0 0 597
410 National University 4,482 1,194 3,026 218 0 44 0
417 University of Richmond 4,282 2,376 15 738 49 1,104 0
476 Commonwealth Medical College 2,777 869 0 1,829 0 79 0
489 Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine 2,576 502 21 1,743 0 310 0
597 Christopher Newport University 1,327 1,230 0 0 16 81 0
637 University of Mary Washington 907 445 207 151 14 88 2
  Totals —  Virginia 1,386,699 769,229 132,328 354,405 54,370 69,960 6,407

Federally Funded R&D Centers
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, FFRDC Research and Development Survey, FY 2012.
Eleven (11) FFRDCs are located in Virginia. Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs) located in Virginia, 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
National Radio Astronomy Observatory NSF Charlottesville, VA 79,168 71,465 5,046 2,657 78,562 71,054 5,046 2,462
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility DOE Newport News, VA 94,167 94,167 0 0 93,710 93,710 0 0
Ctr. for Advanced Aviation System Development DOT — FAA McLean, VA 159,311 0 8,204 151,107 150,274 0 7,890 142,384
Ctr. for Communications and Computing DOD, NSA/CSS Alexandria, VA 62,600 15,650 31,300 15,650 62,600 15,650 31,300 15,650
Ctr. for Enterprise Modernizationa Treasury — IRS; DVA McLean, VA 226,539 0 12,409 214,130 226,539 0 12,409 214,130
Ctr. for Naval Analyses DOD, Navy Alexandria, VA 91,628 0 91,628 0 91,628 0 91,628 0
Homeland Security Studies &           Analysis Institute DHS Arlington, VA 30,213 0 30,213 0 30,213 0 30,213 0
Homeland Security Systems Engineering           & Development Institute DHS McLean, VA 77,159 0 1,828 75,331 77,159 0 1,828 75,331
National Security Engineering Ctr.c DOD — OSD Bedford, MA/McLean, VA 946,737 0 49,667 897,070 946,737 0 49,667 897,070
Studies and Analyses Ctr. DOD, OSD Alexandria, VA 149,150 0 149,150 0 149,150 0 149,150 0
Judiciary Engineering and Modernization Ctr. US. Courts McLean, VA 5,309 0 295 5,014 5,309 0 295 5,014
      1,921,981 181,282 379,740 1,360,959 1,911,881 180,414 379,426 1,352,041

Funded by The Commonwealth & 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
4 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 103,679 2,294 51,790 3,134 4,092 769 3,495 187 36,333 1,585
85 Virginia Commonwealth University 9,043 63 5,687 55 25 274 1,103 0 0 1,836
112 Old Dominion University 5,683 500 708 105 142 89 221 123 1,319 2,476
114 University Virginia, Charlottesville 5,470 12 2,264 0 13 110 190 0 2,659 222
173 C. of William and Mary and VA Institute of Marine Science 2,581 1,395 287 0 33 0 630 0 0 236
211 George Mason University 1,574 4 723 8 4 64 410 0 168 193
337 James Madison University 403 3 34 0 16 3 0 63 284
351 Virginia State University 343 0 330 0 0 0 0 0 13
366 Eastern VA Medical School 283 0 283 0 0 0 0 0 0
391 University of Mary Washington 207 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 200
509 Edward Via C. of Osteopathic Medicine 21 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0
521 University Richmond 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
  Virginia Totals 129,302 4,271 62,134 3,302 4,309 1322 6,052 310 40,542 7,060

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