The 2009 federal stimulus, an $840 billion bill, was meant to stimulate the economy, pumping money into job production and renewable sources of energy. While education and research received only a sliver of the pie, an April Seattle Times article reported that since 2009, Washington State alone has pulled in about $900 million for just that: science. In addition, of the five universities that spent the most money in 2010, the UW received $830 million in federal funding, second only to Johns Hopkins University.
|University||2010 Federal Funding|
|Johns Hopkins University||1,737|
|University of Washington||830|
|University of Michigan||748|
|University of Wisconsin||545|
|(in millions of dollars)|