Georgia State Sets Research Funding Record
Georgia State University faculty set an institutional record, earning $150.2 million in research funding in fiscal year 2020. The record surpasses the previous high of $147 million set in fiscal year 2017 and is $22 million higher than the previous year’s total. This is the sixth consecutive year research awards have topped $100 million, and the first year awards have exceeded $150 million.
Among the university’s top 20 grant recipients, 12 are women. Thirty-three investigators brought in more than $1 million each. The College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Public Health and the College of Education and Human Development each set college funding records.
Georgia State is one of only 115 public and private universities in the Carnegie Foundation’s elite category of R1: Highest Research Activity. For the past three years, the university has been the highest-ranked institution without an engineering, medical or agricultural school in the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development survey, a nationally recognized barometer of university research activity.