UofL faculty submitted a record number of research proposals last fiscal year, resulting in a big increase in the number of grant awards.
In FY ’15, UofL faculty posted 1,357 proposals, which secured $136.8 million in grant awards, a 25 percent increase in awards over FY ’14.
“UofL faculty has great ideas which can add knowledge in their fields of study and could potentially be world changing” said Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation Dr. William Pierce. “Now we’re doing a much better job getting those concepts on paper, getting them to the right people and, as a result, securing more funding for research projects springing from UofL.”
The School of Medicine accounted for more than half the research proposals from UofL last year (795), though Arts and Sciences (147) and Public Health and Information Sciences (35) had the largest percentage increases over FY ‘14, according to figures from Pierce’s office.
Statistics and information about proposals and awards can be found on the EVPRI website.