Rankings and Expenditures
George Mason University continues to experience growth in externally funded research. In fiscal year 2010, the value of awards increased 17.1 percent, from a level of $93.2 million in 2009 to $109.1 million in 2010. During the same period, the value of proposals increased 31.2 percent from a level of $320 million in fiscal year 2009 to $551 million in 2010.
This increase in funding is reflected in Mason’s rank as 149th among all universities and colleges in the nation for total funded research and 135th for federal research funding (2010 National Science Foundation annual report).