The 2,225 proposals for research money that CSU faculty sent out last year was time well spent. The university hauled in a record $340 million in research funding ending fiscal year 2012.
The $340 million is up $10 million from the previous record of $330 million recorded in 2011.
The record-breaking year also puts CSU on the map nationally. The $340 million makes it second in the nation in research expenditures among public universities without a medical school.
“Seeing research expenditures continue to grow is an important indicator of success at CSU,” said university spokesman Mike Hooker. “Even at a time when other resources have shrunk, this shows that people are confident in CSU to continue to provide world class research in a variety of fields.”
Here’s a breakdown of research funding.
Total CSU budget: $ 866,693,196
Research expenditures: $340,000,00
Percent of total budget: 39.2%
Federal agencies: 67 percent of total
Non-federal (private industry, misc.): 20 percent of total
Local and state funds: 13 percent of total
Federal Agencies with top research contributions:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: $52.3 million
U.S. Department of Agriculture: $47.2 million
National Science Foundation: $36.7 million
U.S Department of Defense: $36.3 million
Fiscal year 2011 (last year data was available) of spending per college
Liberal Arts $1,898,468
Applied Human Sciences $9,566,357
Agricultural Sciences $13,754,050
Natural Sciences $31,131,052
Warner College of Natural Resources $49,358,971
Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences $54,156,980
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