Illinois schools snare most R&D investment in the Midwest

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the state's top research institution, ranking 27th nationally with $564 million in research funding in 2009.

By John Pietz of ChicagoBusiness Powered by Crains

(Crain's) — Illinois colleges and universities grab more research dollars than other Midwestern states, but budget pressures in Washington loom as a threat to their biggest source of funding.

Illinois schools received $2.1 billion in research funding in 2009, the latest data available. Ohio got $1.9 billion, followed by Michigan at $1.7 billion, Wisconsin at $1.2 billion and Indiana at $1.0 billion. More than half that funding comes from the federal government.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the state's top research institution, ranking 27th nationally with $564 million in research funding in 2009. Northwestern University was 39th at $515 million, followed by the University of Chicago at 48th with $378 million and the University of Illinois at Chicago at 57th with $342 million.



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