America’s research universities are essential to the system of innovation and knowledge generation that sets the foundation for our nation’s ability to address health challenges, maintain our economic competitiveness, understand our place in a global society, and ensure our long-term economic growth.
The federal funds that Duke University receives to support student aid, research and much more are what helps makes the institution run. Many of the research activities at Duke are made possible by the federal government’s investment in basic research, and continued federal support of research is essential to maintaining our nation’s competitive edge on the global stage.
President Price on Federal Science Research Funding
Duke’s Federal Support By Agency
Top Federal Sponsors at Duke in FY21
|FY21 Federal Support|
|National Institutes of Health (NIH)||$523,604,794|
|Department of Defense (DOD)||$61,602,000|
|National Science Foundation (NSF)||$33,567,000|
|Department of Energy (DOE)||$16,169,000|
|Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)||$4,518,000|
|Agency for International Development (USAID)||$3,864,000|
|Department of Homeland Security (DHS)||$2,751,000|
|National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)||$2,454,000|
*This data is pulled from the annual National Science Foundation (NSF) Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey.
Duke’s Total Federal Revenue
FY21 Total $649 million
Every year, colleges and universities receive federal funding to provide student aid, fund research, and much more. Here is the break down of Duke’s FY19 Federal Revenue:
- Research Expenditures – $709,705,000
- Student Aid – $5,418,857
- Health Reimbursements – $1,319,453,000