Federal Science and Engineering Support for Academic Institutions Increased 3% in FY 2022; Support to HBCUs Increased 19%.

Federal Science and Engineering Support for Academic Institutions Increased 3% in FY 2022; Support to HBCUs Increased 19%

June 10, 2024
In FY 2022, federal agency obligations to higher education institutions for science and engineering (S&E) activities totaled $44.6 billion—an increase of 3.3% from FY 2021 and an all-time high. Across all federal agencies, the Department of Health and Human Services was the largest funder of S&E support, contributing $26.7 billion, or 60% of the federal total.

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