This year, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) faculty, staff and administration were given a total of $602,024,372 in research grants and awards.
This is an increase of $75 million or 14.2% in funding over the course of one year. Since 2014-2015, there has been a 34% increase, according to UAB.
Over 1,200 UAB faculty participate in research activities. The funding comes from federal, state and local agencies, industry and nonprofit organizations. Awarded faculty can use the funds for various research related project costs including salaries, student stipends, equipment and supplies.
“This impressive upward curve, particularly during the past five years, is really a reflection of the quality of our people here at UAB,” said Dr. Christopher Brown, vice president for research at UAB. “Our faculty continue to work smarter and harder to write winning proposals. It’s also a tremendously positive reflection on our administrative staff. The work they do to efficiently process these proposals is such a crucial element. We continue to aim high and exceed our goals and it is a testament to the UAB research community’s great ideas, hard work and will to succeed.”