USU sees record year in research funding

Utah State University has once again closed the 2014-15 fiscal year with record-breaking research funding totaling $232 million in sponsored awards. The influx follows a 12-percent increase in research funding to academic colleges, a total of $111 million.

Sponsored grants include research grants for campus and the USU Research Foundation, federal allocations from formula funds and federal student financial aid. The U.S. Department of Defense, National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are major sources of USU’s federal funding.

USU President Stan Albrecht said he is excited to announce another record year of research funding because it means the hard-working and innovative research faculty and students have more resources than ever before.

He said that means USU is better positioned to accomplish its statewide land-grant mission.

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