Emory Receives $521.8 Million in Research Funding for 2014

Faculty member in IMP and MMG, Dr. David S. Stephens, discusses how Emory University has received $521.8 million from external funding agencies in fiscal year 2014, a 2.56 percent increase over last fiscal year. This marks the fifth consecutive year that research funding has exceeded $500 million.

Federal agencies awarded more than $356 million, or 68 percent of the total, led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with nearly $300 million in awards. NIH funding represented 84 percent of total federal dollars awarded to Emory and 58 percent of all funding received.

Researchers in Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) received nearly $483 million in FY14, or nearly 93 percent of the University total, with nearly $325 million in federal funding, including more than $288 million from the NIH. The WHSC includes schools of medicine, public health, nursing, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Winship Cancer Institute and Emory Healthcare.

"In view of the nation's continued budget constraints on research and development funding, these totals are especially remarkable," said Stephens. "They are truly a testament to the high quality of our researchers' grant proposals and their potential and relevance to benefit society."

Click here to read the full story in the Emory News Center.