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
2006     406 $71,098,199
2007 487 $83,201,391
2008     458 $86,871,139
2009     480 $80,659,933
2010     468 $118,845,047
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

Proposals Submitted

Fiscal Year Proposal Count Proposal Amount
2006 851 $226,250,016
2007 830 $270,908,358
2008 744 $248,516,123
2009 880 $437,503,827
2010 1007 $577,303,172
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

 

Research Expenditures

Fiscal Year     Total Expenditures (NSF)
2005 $75,566,000
2006 $82,137,000
2007 $82,272,000
2008 $103,311,000
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

 

Current Awards by Sponsor

Sponsor Type Award Count Award Amount
NSF 112 $26,574,617
NIH 46 $17,494,360
DOD 73 $13,122,689
DOE 30 $11,288,727
Other Federal 30 $4,507,679
Industry 90 $18,595,975
FDN 89 $12,428,426
Other 227 $24,137,783

Global Footprint


37 Grants
21 Countries
Totaling $12 Million

Invention Disclosures

Year Inv. Disclosures
2007 46
2008 52
2009 32
2010 39
2011 57
2012 55
2013 67
2014 62
2015 78
2016 73

Options/Licenses

Year Options/Licenses
2007 3
2008 6
2009 7
2010 6
2011 5
2012 10
2013 6
2014 12
2015 17
2016 27