Mason Ranks Second in Political Science R&D Expenditures

Posted: March 21, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The 1998 National Science Foundation Research and Development Expenditure Rankings by Discipline, released last week, ranked George Mason University second in terms of federally financed research and development expenditures in political science. Only Harvard University was ranked ahead of George Mason in this category.



George Mason also has moved up from ninth place to seventh place in political science research and development expenditures from all sources. On the basis of current research activity, the university should rank in the top five in expenditures from all sources by next year for the political science discipline. In George Mason’s case, political science includes all research activities in The Institute of Public Policy and the Department of Public and International Affairs.



Following are the top 10 rankings for each category:


Fiscal Year 1998 Expenditures from Federal Sources


Harvard University


George Mason University


University of Michigan


Vanderbilt University


Northwestern University


Carnegie Mellon University


Duke University


Indiana University


Princeton University


University of Chicago



Fiscal Year 1998 Expenditures from All Sources


Harvard University


University of California at Berkeley


Princeton University


Indiana University


University of Michigan


Rutgers University


George Mason University


Tufts University


University of Maryland at College Park


Northwestern University

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