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Over the course of the last year, the NC State community has worked together to keep the research enterprise robust. From steady growth in federal research expenditures to groundbreaking new partnerships and innovation, we continue to thrive.

The Office of Research and Innovation paves the way for advancing research and innovation on campus. Our work of leadership, investment and support is intended to foster collaboration, drive innovation, and guide and fund the research that propels economic, intellectual and societal prosperity.

Ten-Year Research Expenditures

The above chart shows research expenditures in millions over the last 10 years, in addition to their funding sources. Our expenditures are driven through a variety of funding sources, including state-funded projects, federal funds, privately funded research agreements, and institutional support. This chart is updated annually at fiscal year-end. Last updated 6/14/2022.

Research Activity Snapshot

 This Fiscal Year
To Date
Last Fiscal Year
To Date
Award Amount$439,269,796$362,019,887$368,979,656
Number of Awards3,2853,2973,242
Proposal Amount$1,535,654,006$1,408,330,466$1,378,607,432
Number of Proposals3,3012,9693,091

This chart indicates our current status and value of research awards and the number and dollar value of proposals submitted institutionally in comparison to the last fiscal year. The university’s fiscal year runs from July 1 – June 30. This chart uses live data. For more detailed research activity data, click here.

Five-Year Commercialization Data

Total IP Disclosures276295276269205
Total Patents Filed264292275258260
Total Commercialization Agreements145155145197193
Revenue Royalties in Millions$5.3$5.6$4.5$6$6.8
Total # Startup Companies2021172018

The above table shows research commercialization activity over the past five years. See more commercialization data. Last updated 11/8/22