Funding Agencies

The Funding Agencies Explorer in InCites allows funders, analysts, researchers, and publishers to analyze the impact of research that has been funded, published or both funded and published by agencies by leveraging unified funding acknowledgment data from the Web of Science.

Funding agencies, including research producing organizations like universities, must demonstrate quality decisions in their domain.

  • Are they funding the right people?
  • Are they making a difference?

The Funding Agencies Explorer in InCites can help justify these decisions by measuring citation impact of funded works, so funding agencies can benchmark themselves to peers and quantify their impact within the scientific community and beyond. InCites leverages unified funding acknowledgment data from the Web of Science, and provides a tool to explore the data with an eye to benchmarking and citation impact analysis; an InCites Explorer for Funders will be constructed.

The funding agency explorer includes more than 1000 unified funding organizations found in and curated from Web of Science funding acknowledgments. For your convenience, download a complete list of unified funding agencies.


Within the Funding Agencies Explorer, users can filter their analysis by the Funding Output Type and the Funding Data Source. To set these filters, open the 'Funding Agency' filter:



Funding Output Type

Funding Output Type allows user to select documents that were funded by the Funding Agency, published by the Funding Agency, or both.

  1. Funded: The Funding Agency is listed as a funding source on the document
  2. Published: An author on the document is affiliated with the Funding Agency
  3. Funded or Published: Will include documents on which the Funding Agency is listed as either a funding source or as an affiliation of an author.

Funding Data Source

Funding Data Source allows users to filter by the source of the funding information.

    1. Funding Text: The funding grant information was captured from authors' acknowledgments in the article text.
    2. Funding Agency: The funding grant information came directly from funding agency sources.
    3. All Sources: The funding grant information came from funding sources from article funding text as well as those coming directly from funding agency sources. This initially includes data from funding sources such as NIH RePORTER, Federal RePORTER , National Science Foundation, KAKEN, ResearchFish, Korea Institute of Science & Technology Information (KISTI), National Science & Technology Information Service (NTIS), and MEDLINE.
Note: The Funding Data Source filter is only available when Funding Output Type is either 'Funded' or 'Funded or Published'.


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