URA Annual Report

Final proposal and award totals for FY 19 show that the University’s sponsored award total increased by 19% to a total of $616 million.  This total reflects awards received from all sponsors including federal agencies, state and local governments, corporations and foundations.  Federal awards increased by 26% across the University to a total of $442 million. National Institute of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF) awards were both up significantly (24% NIH, 47% NSF) resulting in the strong overall growth in awards made to the University.

To help sustain this momentum, the Office of Research and National Laboratories continues several support service initiatives to enhance unit efforts to grow their research portfolios.  These customized services provide a spectrum of support that help faculty develop research ideas, identify funding opportunities, prepare and submit large-scale funding proposals (http://researchinnovation.uchicago.edu/research-support/).  In addition, University Research Administration (URA) office continues to enhance processes for award acceptance, account management and project closeout that together provide better service to faculty and to unit research administrators.

Attached are the FY 19 final proposal and award totals summary reports.  Those with access to the Sponsored Programs Dashboard will be able to obtain further detailed information about the unit totals at: https://dataviz.uchicago.edu/#/site/AuraGrants/views/SponsoredProgramsDashboard/OverallSummary

Please keep in mind that gifts, endowments, and contributions from alumni and friends of the University are not administered through URA and are not included in the data.  Any questions related to this data can be directed to me at mrludwig@uchicago.edu or by phone at 28604.

Michael R. Ludwig
Associate Vice President for Research Administration & Director, URA