Purdue Touts Record Year for Research Funding

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Purdue University says it has experienced another record-breaking year. The university reports it generated more than $520 million in research funding for fiscal year 2019, compared to nearly $455 million the previous year. 

The university says 2019 is the fifth consecutive year it has established record funding.

Corporate and foundation funding accounted for 28 percent of the total in fiscal year 2019, and funding from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Health and Human Services/National Institutes of Health accounted for 15 percent and 14 percent of the total, respectively.

Department of Defense funding for the university research has increased 39 percent, to $54 million.

Research funded at Purdue in fiscal year 2019 includes:

• $22 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development for long-term assistance services for Partners for University-led Solutions Engine to build research capacity in developing countries.

• $15.2 million from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to disseminate best practices for opioid addiction recovery, cost-effective quality care for Indiana’s long-term care patients and statewide Medicaid technical assistance.

• $9.3 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to fund a new national center for an experimental and theoretical high energy physics program.

• $4.6 million from the National Science Foundation for extensible geospatial data framework for making large scientific and social geospatial data sets directly usable in scientific models and tools.

• $3.2 million from the Department of Health and Human Services for Vet Up!, the National Health Careers Opportunity Program Academy for Veterinary Medicine.

• $1 million from the Keck Foundation for exploring strongly coupled systems by experiment and string theory methods.

“The amazing amount of funding is an acknowledgment of the world-changing research being done by our brilliant faculty,” Purdue President Mitch Daniels said in a news release. “Purdue has made and will continue to make a difference in everyday lives through scientific discovery.”

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