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NEWS
University Research Programs Experience Funding Growth
October 6, 2010

Faculty members from the University of Virginia (U.Va.) School of Engineering and Applied Science were principal investigators on research projects that received almost $62 million during the last fiscal year. This represents a 24 percent increase in research awards over the 2009 fiscal year total.

Sponsors included the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, Science Applications International Corporation, the Virginia Tobacco Commission and the Virginia Transportation Research Council. The school also received funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, among many other sources.

The research expansion includes funding from five Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative grant projects. The five-year MURI awards – the first three of which were awarded in 2007 – are providing more than $30 million to the U.Va. Engineering School and other collaborating institutions.

In the coming years, the Engineering School research programs will also benefit from the establishment of the Applied Research Institute. This University-wide institute has been created to expand the research capabilities of the University by being able to conduct classified government and proprietary commercial research.


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