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Along with cutting-edge research comes costly overhead for Hopkins, other institutions
Along with cutting-edge research comes costly overhead for Hopkins, other institutions

Along with the Johns Hopkins University's distinction for its nation-leading haul of federal research dollars comes another for charging the government more for utilities, administrative staff and real estate than any other institution. The federal government spent nearly $172 million in its 2012 fiscal year to reimburse the university for so-called overhead expenses associated with nearly $646 million of federally sponsored research. Both of those figures led the nation that year. Even as science advocates bemoan cuts to National Institutes of Health's research budget, the overhead costs NIH pays institutions remain a perennial target for some congressional budget cutters....

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