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IV-10b: Academic Research and Development Expenditures in the Humanities and Other Selected Fields, Fiscal Years 2005–2015 (Adjusted for Inflation)

* The eligibility criteria for the survey by which these data are collected changed significantly from fiscal year (FY) 2010 to FY 2011. Some of the growth in non–science and engineering research and development funding indicated by the graph is attributable to this shift. See “About the Data” for details.

Source: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, “Higher Education Research and Development: Fiscal Year 2015 (Data Tables),”, accessed 12/1/2016. Data presented by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Humanities Indicators ( The Indicators adjusted the expenditure amounts for inflation using the Gross Domestic Product Implicit Price Deflators produced by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis (downloaded from

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