URI Reports $43 Million in Research Awards
KINGSTON, R.I. -- January 27, 1999 -- The University of Rhode Island
Research Office reports that total awards received for 1997-98 were $43,843,519.
In addition, the University received $2,816,954 in Land Grant funds and
$5,166,599 in research-related awards from private sources, for a total
The $43.8 million in research grants for 1997-98 represents an increase
of $1.2 million from 1996-97 and a $11.5 million increase from 1995-96.
To achieve this high level of funding, the URI Research Office, under
the direction of Thomas J. Rockett, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, Research
and Outreach, worked with faculty and staff to submit nearly 600 proposals,
with approximately 450 receiving funding. Awards to the Graduate School
of Oceanography represented 44 percent of the total awards to the University.
"These results reflect the extraordinary effort and accomplishments
made by many University faculty and staff," said Rockett. "Sponsored
research keeps the faculty on the cutting edge of knowledge, provides tremendous
educational opportunities for students, and has a positive impact on the
overall Rhode Island economy. But beyond the economic impact, through their
top notch research, the University faculty also represent the State of Rhode
Island throughout the nation and the world."
Awards from federal agencies represented 84 percent of the research grants
funded during the year, and more than half the total awards came from the
US Depts. of Health and Human Services, Commerce, and the National Science
Foundation. Other federal funding sources included the Agency for International
Development, the Air Force, the Army, NASA, the Navy, the Environmental
Protection Agency, and the Depts. of Education, Interior, and Agriculture.
The State of Rhode Island awarded $4.3 million to the University for research
For more information about the University's research efforts, contact
Thomas Rockett at (401) 874-4576.