In fiscal year 2015, research expenditures from external sources and research awards to Notre Dame each exceeded $130 million. Approximately 57 percent of the funding was awarded by the federal government for research, facilities and equipment, and educational and service programs. Awards from industrial sponsors represented approximately 14 percent of the total awards for fiscal year 2015, with 29 percent being sponsored by foundation and other sponsors.

  • 91% Terminal degrees and doctorates (full-time instructional faculty)
  • 1,119/190 Instructional faculty (full-time/part-time)
  • 304/7 Administrative, professional specialists, librarians, and research fellows (full-time/part-time)
  • 98% Lay persons (full-time instructional faculty) (Faculty to student ratio: 1 to 10)

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A student in a radiation research lab

The Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory (NDRL) is the premier research laboratory in the United States for radiation chemistry, the study of chemical reactions induced by ionizing radiation.