University of Florida Faculty Earn $861 Million in Research Awards in Fiscal Year 2021 (UF Research)

University of Florida Faculty Earn $861 Million in Research Awards in Fiscal Year 2021

University of Florida faculty earned $861 million in research funding in fiscal year 2021 – the second-highest amount ever – despite the ongoing challenges presented by the pandemic.

This total does not include an additional $77 million in non-research U.S. Department of Education funding that UF received through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The total with that money included was $938 million. Last year, the university received $900.7 million, of which $15.5 million was through CARES.

“Overall, the performance of UF faculty and staff last year was remarkable, particularly considering the constant challenges presented by the COVID pandemic,” said David Norton, UF’s vice president for research.

UF received about $602 million in research funding from the federal government, including a record $250 million from the National Institutes of Health, the university’s largest research funding source.

“Eclipsing a quarter billion dollars in NIH funding really illustrates how our biomedical research portfolio has grown,” Norton said. “Across UF Health, researchers are developing new therapies and treatments that impact the well-being of people everywhere.”

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