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Research funding sets record at K-State

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Despite the economic recession, Kansas State University received a record amount of research funding during the 2009-2010 fiscal year.

The university received $147,695,867 from 953 awards issued between July 1, 2009, and June 30, 2010. The previous record was $133.6 million during the 2008-2009 fiscal year, a jump from the $118 million awarded in the 2007-2008 fiscal year.

The College of Human Ecology received $21,684,617 in extramural funding.

"This has been an exciting and busy year for research at K-State," said Ron Trewyn, vice president for research. "K-State is headed in the right direction to being a top 50 public research institution under the leadership of President Kirk Schulz."

In the 2009-2010 fiscal year K-State also received $4,492,590 from funding with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Most of the stimulus funding went to academic units across the science and engineering disciplines, "green" infrastructure/facility projects and community service initiatives.

"All in all, one cannot credit stimulus funding as the reason for the substantial increase in funding," said Paul Lowe, assistant vice president for research. "Rather, I believe we have to credit the faculty across all colleges for their answering of 'the call' in increasing the number of proposals and the amount of funding requested. The K-State faculty definitely stepped up to the challenge and increased their competitiveness in this very tough economic environment."

K-State also was issued eight patents during the 2009-2010 fiscal year -- the highest number received since the 2003-2004 fiscal year.

Prepared by K-State communications and marketing and Human Ecology communications

This article was posted on Wednesday, September 1, 2010, and is filed under College News.