Grants to university exceed $20 million
Missouri State University received more than $20 million in grants during Fiscal Year 2013, representing an increase of 6 percent from FY12, according to the office of sponsored research and programs. During Fiscal Year 2013, which ended June 30, 289 grants were awarded, totaling $20,188,675 in additional resources for the university.
Externally sponsored grants and contracts assist university departments, faculty and staff in achieving their goals of education, research and service projects. The economic downturn greatly reduced the amount of funding available from international, non-profit and business organizations, but the university received an increase in funding from state and federal agencies.
Federal agencies continued to provide the greatest amount of funding for FY13, with an approximate total of $8.2 million, while state agencies supplied $4.6 million.
“Even in the face of Sequestration and continued budget cuts, the faculty and staff of Missouri State University were able to increase our funding levels by 6 percent in Fiscal Year 2013 to more than $20 million,” said Marina Zordell-Reed, coordinator of sponsored research and programs. “This increase was accomplished by garnering more funding from federal and state entities, as well as continuing to provide services to outside sources.
“The faculty and staff exceeded expectations and should be congratulated on their well-placed efforts to increase opportunities for the university.”About Missouri State University
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