Education March 2019

National Science Foundation College/ University Award Totals

The amount of award money colleges and universities receive from the federal government directly affects an institution’s capability to research and develop innovative ideas. Tasked with keeping the United States at the “leading edge of discovery,” the National Science Foundation (NSF) funds research and education in the fields of science and engineering and is the leader in agency funding for institutions that support top-tier innovation.

According to the NSF, New Jersey received $157 million in NSF funding in 2018. New Jersey received significantly less money than regional competitors Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New York, but more than Connecticut, Delaware, and Maryland.