Alabama

Population: 4,853,875
State Rank: 24
Funding By State: 
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$280,132 22
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$42,651 26
National Science Foundation$22,158 33
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$2,31524
Total$347,25624
Economic Impact: 
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical15,445$59,420
Medical Device8,493$46,838
Research, Testing, and Laboratories11,106$65,918
Overall Private Sector1,504,508$42,351
Notes: 

For more information about research investments in Alabama, see Research!America’s fact sheet here.

Investment: Funding Sources: 
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$2,784,000,00013
Industry$779,000,00032
Universities$201,000,00025
Other$160,000,00033
Total$3,924,000,00026
Notes: 

*Note that other includes funding from non-profit, non-federal, and other government funding.

Source: 

National Science Foundation, Science & Engineering Indicators, 2016

Funding research gives all of us a better chance of living a healthier life.
Pam Hirata, heart disease survivor