Arizona State University

UniversityMember since 2022


The ASU Knowledge Enterprise advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship and international development at Arizona State University. The Knowledge Enterprise is a new model for the 21st century global research university — one that takes a transdisciplinary, solutions-focused and entrepreneurial approach in all of its activities.

Building on a legacy of discovery in areas ranging from space exploration to sustainability to human origins, ASU has become one of the fastest-growing research institutions in the United States. Since 2002, our annual research expenditures have more than quintupled to $618 million. We are also among the top 20 universities in the world for the number of U.S. patents issued.

Arizona State University (ASU) is a Research I institution and has a sponsored project portfolio consisting of awards from a mix of Federal, state, local, private, and foundation sponsors. In fiscal years 2019, 2020, and 2021, ASU was obligated a total of $500,819,770, $495,690,127, and $1,071,187,111, respectively across all sponsor types and funding mechanisms, including cost-reimbursable contracts. ASU's fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. Specific to Federal awards ASU was obligated a total of $339,267,778 in 2019, $354,028,842 in 2020, and $731,456,490 in 2021.

ASU receives funding from a high variety of Federal departments, with the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation being the two highest awarding agencies. Our institution has also managed awards from the Department of State, Department of Defense, Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, Department of Energy, and US Agency for International Development.