Spending on chemistry R&D, up 4.6% from 2017
Higher education R&D spending in fiscal 2018, up $4.1 billion from 2017.
It’s the third straight year of increases
Spending on chemical engineering R&D, flat from 2017
Federal funds are still the largest source of university research support, but nonprofit spending has increased 29% since 2015.
The bulk of federal funds to universities comes from the Department of Health and Human Services. Support from all agencies except the Department of Agriculture increased in 2018.