University Research Funding Sets Record for Third Year in a Row
Georgia State University’s research community has set a new funding record for the third year in a row, with $224.72 million in grants earned in fiscal year 2023. The university has now topped $125 million in grants each of the past five years.
A total of 1,351 projects were funded over the course of the year, and 20 investigators earned awards of $1 million or more. Of those 20, more than half are women.
“Creating and communicating new knowledge for the public good is at the heart of a research university’s mission,” said Georgia State President M. Brian Blake. “I take great pride in knowing these outstanding levels of grant support will allow us to improve the human condition and answer critical questions in our global society.”
Multiple colleges within the university also set records for total awards, including the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies with $53.2 million, the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing & Health Professions with $2.5 million, the College of Education & Human Development with $29.8 million, the Institute for Biomedical Sciences with $23 million, Perimeter College with $6.4 million and the J. Mack Robinson College of Business with $3.6 million. The College of Arts & Sciences had its second-highest year of grants within the past decade, with $39.4 million, as did the School of Public Health with $17.8 million.
“Our faculty and staff are deeply devoted to research, scholarship and creativity in all its many forms,” said Georgia State Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Nicolle Parsons-Pollard. “That commitment is what allows our university to make progress across the board.”
This year’s grants are empowering work to:
- Explore cardiac disease in diabetes.
- Study ways to block gonorrhea infection.
- Investigate viruses with pandemic potential.
- Understand the impact of pandemic-related recovery efforts on K-12 student educational outcomes.
- Study cognitive impairments in young survivors of brain cancer.
- Address the mental health crisis in schools.
- Support partnerships with local community-based entities working on environmental improvement projects.
- Investigate visual processing and how it relates to mental health.
- Bring cost-effective robot therapy to children with cerebral palsy.
- Explore the impact of e-cigarette policy on youth tobacco use.
- Understand the impact of stress on prison and parole officers and their client relationships.
- Ramp up research opportunities for students.
- Fuel ongoing work at Georgia State’s Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER).
These examples represent only part of the research efforts taking place at the University.
“One of the things that makes Georgia State so unique is the breadth of our research endeavors,” said Tim Denning, the university’s vice president for research and economic development. “With a broad range of experts at work in every part of the university, we have the opportunity for an equally broad range of impacts. These investments allow us to continue to transform lives and communities for the better.”
Georgia State is the largest public research university in Georgia, and one of only four schools in the state with an R1 designation from the Carnegie Foundation, an honor reserved for the nation’s most active research institutions. Outgoing research expenditures have topped $1 billion in the last five years, and Georgia State is the No. 5 fastest-growing research institution in the U.S., according to the Higher Education Research and Development Survey, 2023.
For more information about Georgia State research and its impact, visit research.gsu.edu.
— Amanda Dobbs, Associate Director for Public Relations & Marketing Communications, Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Article originally published at the university news hub at this link.