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By the Numbers FY18

The volume of research at the University of Michigan totaled $1.55 billion in the fiscal year that spanned July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. That marks a 4.4 percent increase from FY 2017. Below are links to various figures and tables that provide financial details surrounding the U-M research enterprise.

Research expenditures by funder

  • The federal government remains an essential partner in the university’s research endeavors, covering 55 percent of the university’s total volume of research last year. Federal investment in FY 2018 totaled $852 million, which supports U-M research that strengthens national security, improves public health and bolsters economic competitiveness. See how research expenditures are categorized by funding sources.

Research expenditures by U-M unit

  • The U-M Medical School ranked first in research expenditures among all major university units in FY 2018 with $624 million, while the College of Engineering totaled $253 million last year in research expenditures. See how other U-M schools, colleges and campuses fared last year in regard to total research expenditures.

Research expenditures over time

  • Research expenditures at U-M have greatly increased over the past 10 years, jumping from $876 million in FY 2008 to $1.55 billion in FY 2018. See how research expenditures have increased over time.

Research awards and submissions

  • The number of research awards at U-M increased 7.5 percent last year to 2,589. The number of research awards also increased by 4.8 percent in FY 2018 to 6,133.

Industry research expenditures

Federal agency reports

  • U-M is an essential partner with the federal government, helping the nation to maintain and strengthen the national security, innovation and research agenda. This partnership covered 55 percent of the university’s total volume of research last year. Learn more about how seven federal agencies support the U-M research enterprise.