Facts & Figures

The University of Notre Dame is committed to growing activities related to research, scholarship, and creative endeavor in all Colleges and Schools. Learn more about the University's historical trends, as well as current research activity, in the quick facts and figures below.

Awards Received

Fiscal Year    Award Count    Award Amount
2011 555 $109,207,619
2012     536 $103,922,937
2013     527 $95,754,742
2014     566 $113,063,226
2015     626 $133,743,910
2016     697 $128,150,256
2017     688 $138,087,014
2018 670 $141,590,455
2019 695 $180,628,753
2020 739 $172,485,964
2021 802 $222,708,801

Proposals Submitted

Fiscal Year Proposal Count Proposal Amount
2011 968 $505,771,633
2012 982 $532,410,479
2013 981 $479,140,482
2014 1091 $556,170,778
2015 1146 $575,914,999
2016 1149 $531,389,817
2017 1247 $746,952,176
2018 1131 $677,052,099
2019 1201 $733,664,388
2020 1234  $902,725,750
2021 1,146 $775,478,777

 

Research Expenditures

Fiscal Year     Total Expenditures (NSF)
2009 $104,866,000
2010 $110,369,000
2011 $134,410,000
2012 $157,691,000
2013 $175,220,000
2014 $182,228,000
2015 $191,000,000
2016 $202,216,000
2017 $212,823,000
2018  $219,992,810 
2019 $240,077,996

FY21 Awards by Sponsor

Sponsor Type Award Count Award Amount
NSF 109 $30,768,891
NIH 78 $33,726,005
DOD 52 $19,984,854
DOE 57 $15,823,893
Other Fed 46 $20,286,099
FDN 75 $19,699,606
Industry 140 $42,043,674
Other 245 $40,375,779

Global Footprint


52 Grants
34 Countries
Totaling $37,800,000