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Leading Innovation, Generating Solutions

The breadth, scope, and excellence of our research programs make Ohio State a leading force of innovation and change – locally, nationally, and globally. Ohio State is one of only a few universities in the U.S. that, in a single location, houses 15 different colleges, including seven health sciences colleges and a college of agriculture.

At Ohio State we have all of the tools that are needed—the creative minds, the expertise, the experience and the world-class facilities—to discover innovative solutions to complex problems.

$968.3 MM

Total R&D expenditures

$539.4 MM

Federal R&D expenditures

$150.2 MM

Industry-sponsored research expenditures

Ten-Year Research Expenditure Profile

Year Total
2011 $832M
2012 $767M
2013 $793M
2014 $815M
2015 $818M
2016 $818M
2017 $864M
2018 $875M
2019 $929M
2020 $968M

*Source: Higher Education Research And Development Survey (HERD)

Federal R&D Expenditures (FY 2020)

Sponsor Funded Amount
National Institutes of Health $265,890,079.79
National Science Foundation $57,878,945.96
Department of Defense $38,504,057.80
Department of Education $10,625,774,11
Department of Agriculture $37,563,287.18
Department of Energy $27,688,231.42
National Aeronautics and Space Administration $9,912,547.67
Department of Labor $12,173,117.81
Other Federal $79,122,538.79
TOTAL $539,358,580.53

 

Non-Federal R&D Expenditures (FY 2020)

Non-Federal Agency Total
Industry $150,235,134.27
State of Ohio $48,282,461.62
Private Agencies $47,999,621.62
Colleges & Universities $11,627,204.03
Other Non-Federal $19,129,411.92
Institutional Funds $151,627,482.62
TOTAL $428,901,316.08

 

Research Awards by Prime Sponsor (FY 2020)

Sponsor Number of Awards Funded Amount
National Institutes of Health 995 $254,924,719
National Science Foundation 272 $72,608,016
Department of Education 33 $12,954,547
Department of Defense 257 $44,445,285
Department of Energy 140 $26,142,142
Department of Labor 5 $11,366,434
Department of Agriculture 140 $29,864,837
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 100 $11,084,020
Other Federal 314 $71,146,677
Industry 4218 $76,058,926
State of Ohio 106 $24,736,030
Private Agencies 667 $44,898,456
Colleges & Universities 32 $791,984
Other Non-Federal 50 $3,099,275
TOTAL 7329 $684,121,349