MIT Institutional Research
Office of the Provost
  Research Expenditures by Primary Sponsor


MIT is one of the leading research universities in the world. Basic and applied research at MIT is conducted in two principal locations, the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts and off-campus at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) in Lexington, Massachusetts.

All research support received by MIT faculty and research staff from federal sources is awarded competitively, based on the scientific and technical merit of proposals.

Chart of Campus Research Expenditures by Primary Sponsor for Fiscal Year 2013

These numbers represent expenditures by primary originating sponsor. Federal totals include funding that is passed through other sources (universities, etc.)

Campus Research Expenditures
by Primary Sponsor for FY2013
in thousands of U.S. dollars
Department of Defense 127,967
Department of Energy 88,988
Department of Health and Human Services   119,908
NASA 29,835
National Science Foundation 79,255
Other Federal Agencies 19,994
Total Federal 465,947
Industrial 106,448
Foundations and other Nonprofits 58,227
State, Local, and Foreign Governments 33,429
Internal 10,299
Grand Total 674,348