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 2014

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 FY2014
in thousands of U.S. dollars
Department of Defense 122,761
Department of Energy 88,451
Department of Health and Human Services   115,075
NASA 32,063
National Science Foundation 78,979
Other Federal Agencies 17,611
Total Federal 454,939
Industrial 112,379
Foundations and other Nonprofits 72,117
State, Local, and Foreign Governments 28,967
Internal 10,009
Grand Total 678,412