Cornell Research

Extreme Talent. Radical Collaboration. Results That Matter.

Fiscal Year 2020

National Ranking by Research Expenditures

# 13

State Ranking by Research Expenditures

# 1

Cornell Total Research Funding

$1.19 Billion

Top Sources of Federal Funding

National and State Rankings: National Science Foundation, FY 2019
All Other Stats: Cornell University Sponsored Financial Services, FY 2020 (Research Expenditures)



Health Sciences $273.5 M

Biological & Biomedical Sciences $209.4 M

Agricultural Sciences $62.2 M

Physics $40.0 M

Other Physical Sciences $29.6 M

Computer & Informational Sciences $22.5 M

Chemistry $21.9 M

Electrical/Electronic & Communications Engineering $15.5 M

Mechanical Engineering $14.4 M

Other Non-Science & Engineering Fields $14.1 M

Cornell University Sponsored Financial Services, FY 2020 (research expenditures)
Disciplines are defined by the National Science Foundation

Cornell Innovations

New Startup Companies

Eight in New York State

Ava Labs, Inc. - Ithaca, New York
Dynamic Locomotion, Inc. - Groton, New York
Inso Biosciences, Inc. - Ithaca, New York
LEXEO Therapeutics, LLC. - New York, New York
OneThree Biotech, Inc. - Astoria, New York
OWiC Technologies, Inc. - Ithaca, New York
Uni Creative, Inc. - Brooklyn, New York
Volastra Therapeutics, Inc. - New York, New York


Five Worldwide

C2i Genomics, Inc. - Cresskill, New Jersey
Faeth Therapeutics, Inc. - Oakland, California
NFHS, Inc. - Delray Beach, Florida
Ship of Theseus, LLC - Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania
Swiftscale Biologics, Inc. - San Francisco, California

Commercial Licenses and Options
51 Inventions
16 Plants
2 Copyrights
Patents Issued

Patents Issued

124 in the United States
284 internationally


675 Patents Filed

353 in the United States
322 internationally

New Technologies Disclosed
$20.5 M
$15.3 M from Licensing
$5.2 M from Patent Expense Reimbursement

Center for Technology Licensing at Cornell University, FY 2020

Cornell Distinctions


Faculty were inducted into the distinguished national academies in fiscal year 2020.

Victor Nee

Kay WalkingStick

Éva Tardos

Silvia Formenti

Damek Davis

Christina Delimitrou

Robert A. DiStasio Jr.

Paul Ginsparg

Kate Manne

Jeremy Baskin

Martha P. Haynes

Éric Rebillard

Pater J. Katzenstein

Chun-Jun Guo

Simon Scheuring

Marcos Simoes-Costa

Nozomi Ando

Robert A. DiStasio Jr.

Kathryn Mann

Gregory McLaskey

Adrian Sampson

Andrej Singer

Malte Ziewitz

Hale Ann Tufan

Madeleine Udell

J.C. Séamus Davis

Kirstin Petersen

Thomas Hartman

Jenny T. Kao-Kniffin

Kin Fai Mak

Rebecca Slayton

Carl F. Nathan

Greeshma Gadikota

Jared Maxson

Brad Ramshaw