NSF Higher Education Research & Development (HERD) Survey Information

UMBC is proud to participate in the annual National Science Foundation (NSF) Higher Education Research & Development (HERD) Survey.

The NSF HERD survey is the primary source of information on research and development expenditures at higher education institutions in the United States and outlying areas. Over 900 universities and colleges complete the survey every year. UMBC’s participation in this survey is very important because it helps the NSF produce the most accurate statistics possible on U.S. higher education R&D expenditures. Data for the HERD Survey is submitted via the NSF designated HERD website each Fiscal Year. The site generally opens for data entry during the month of November and the final data submission is generally due by January 31 of the next fiscal year.


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