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ATLANTA—Georgia State University received $147 million in research funding in fiscal year 2017, setting a record for the sixth consecutive year.
The total exceeds last year’s record of $120.1 million. Externally funded research activity at the university has climbed 81 percent over the past three years. This year one of the largest funding increases came from industry research grants and contracts, which grew nearly fivefold.
The university experienced a particularly large spike in funding for health and biomedical research. Of the $147 million, more than $20 million went toward research in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences and more than $16 million to research in the School of Public Health.
“As one of the nation’s fastest growing research institutions, Georgia State has rapidly developed a reputation for scientific innovation,” said James Weyhenmeyer, vice president for research and economic development at Georgia State. “Achieving this funding benchmark shows that we’ve been adept at cultivating monetary support for our innovative work, which helps drive economic development and transformative research at the university and throughout the metro Atlanta region.”
This year’s key awards included:
“Georgia State’s record-high levels in research funding validate the strategy of long-term investment in talent and technology,” said Mike Cassidy, president and chief executive officer of the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA). “The GRA stands committed to helping Georgia State continue to expand its capacity to discover more and launch more enterprises around the most promising inventions.”
Georgia State earned its designation as a major research institution in 1995, and it now ranks among the nation’s top 108 public and private universities in the Carnegie Foundation’s elite category of Highest Research Activity.
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