August 5, 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.
HHP's research funding: $8M
“I’m proud that our investigators and the team supporting them continue to work on projects focused on solving health problems, advancing human performance and enriching the quality of life,” said Michael Reid, Ph.D., dean. “Despite the challenges with the pandemic, our faculty have increased the number of proposals laying the groundwork for future growth in research.”