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Release: July 16, 2002
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UI has record year with external support for 2001-2002
of Iowa faculty, staff and students generated a record $341 million in grants,
gifts and contracts for UI research, education and service during fiscal 2002,
a 23 percent increase from 2001.
"During the past 12 months, University of Iowa researchers succeeded
in winning grants and contracts at a rate that set a single-year record total
as well as a year-to-year record increase for the university," said David
Skorton, vice president for research and external relations. "The results
reflect the hard work of UI researchers, faculty, staff and students who earned
highly competitive grants and contracts during a difficult economic period."
The total for fiscal 2002, the 12-month period ending June 30, 2002, surpassed
the one-third-billion dollar mark for the first time. Over the past four years,
the UI has attracted more than $1 billion in external support.
The 2002 fiscal year also marked the 16th consecutive year in which the
UI has attracted more than $100 million in external support. Since 1967, when
overall records were first kept, the university has attracted $4.09 billion
in total external support.
According to the most recently available National Science Foundation (NSF)
statistics (2000) for science and engineering, the UI ranks 18th among all
public universities in federal external support. In addition, the National
Institutes of Health (NIH) ranked the UI 10th among all public universities
receiving NIH funding for the 2001 fiscal year.
UI President Mary Sue Coleman said: "Once again, University of Iowa
faculty, staff, and students intensified their efforts to increase external
support, thereby enhancing the university's contributions to the state, the
nation, and the world. I am proud to have played a role in improving the university's
Derek H. Willard, special assistant to the president for governmental relations
and associate vice president for research, said that although 2002 was a record
year, the outlook for future federal support for research cannot be taken
for granted, given the state of the national economy. "All of us associated
with the University of Iowa recognize the outstanding support given to the
university by our congressional delegation, whose work on behalf of the American
public makes university-based research possible," Willard said.
The principal external funding sources for UI research and development during
fiscal 2002 (compared to fiscal 2001 amounts) were:
-- Department of Health and Human Services (includes NIH): $183.7 million
(up 33.5 percent )
-- Nat'l Science Foundation: $10.6 million (up 14 percent)
-- Nat'l Aeronautics & Space Admin.: $9.1 million (down 5 percent)
-- Dept. of Education: $15.4 million (up 41 percent)
-- Dept. of Defense: $5.1 million (up 59 percent)
-- Industry: $32.7 million (up 5 percent)
-- State: $30.7 million (up 19 percent)
-- Private Organizations: $30.4 million (no change)
-- Other Non-federal : $12.7 million (up 4 percent)
-- Misc. Fed: $10.5 million (up 28 percent)
Brian L. Harvey, assistant vice president for research and director of the
UI Division of Sponsored Programs, said that much of this year's record increase
resulted from a record number of applications submitted the previous year.
"Continued growth in sponsored research funding is dependent upon the
dedicated efforts of high quality faculty, staff and student researchers being
provided with superb facilities." Harvey said.