Research Activity

National Science Foundation - Higher Education Research & Development Survey

Based on reported Fiscal Year 2016 expenditures of $393.9 million from all sources, the University of Maryland, Baltimore ranks 38th in higher education R&D expenditures at public institutions and 58th among all public and private institutions.  Within the Life Sciences field, UMB ranks 17th among public institutions and 33rd among all public and private institutions. See Rankings for more data from this survey.


USM Report on Extramural Funding FY 2014FY 2015FY 2016FY 2017
Grants and Contracts (including other System school awards) $500,912,032 $499,638,679 $497,537,747 $556,071,213
Other System school awards $1,688,104 $1,720,398 $3,060,570 $2,363,213
Unduplicated Grants and Contracts $499,223,928 $497,918,281 $494,477,177 $553,708,000
Number of Awards 2,365 2,246 2,444 2,535
Number of Applications 2,718 2,882 2,861 3,152
Unduplicated number of faculty receiving awards 780 794 815 819
Unduplicated number of faculty submitting applications 868 910 916 923

Contract and Grant Award Trends per Core Faculty


Contract and Grant Awards by School and Sponsor Type

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Office of Research Development Annual Reports

ORD Fiscal Year 2009 Annual Report

ORD Fiscal Year 2008 Annual Report

ORD Fiscal Year 2007 Annual Report

ORD Fiscal Year 2006 Annual Report

ORD Fiscal Year 2005 Annual Report

ORD Fiscal Year 2005 Technology Commercialization Report

ORD Fiscal Year 2004 Annual Report

ORD Fiscal Year 2004 Technology Commercialization Report

ORD Fiscal Year 2003 Annual Report

ORD Fiscal Year 2003 Technology Commercialization Report

ORD Fiscal Year 2002 Annual Report