URA Annual Report

Final proposal and award totals for FY 18 show that the University’s sponsored award total increased by 5% to a total of $514.5 million. This total reflects awards received from all sponsors including federal agencies, state and local governments, corporations and foundations. Federal awards increased by 3% across the University to a total of $348 million. The increase was primarily due to increases in NIH awards. 

To help sustain this momentum, the Office of Research and National Laboratories has launched 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 improve processes for award acceptance, account management and project closeout that together provide better service to faculty and to unit research administrators.

Final proposal and award totals for FY 18 are now available on the Sponsored Programs Data Dashboard at: https://bireporting.uchicago.edu/BOE/BI. All Deans and their designees have been provided access to this site. If there are any questions about accessing the data, please contact Aaron House at ahouse@uchicago.edu or by phone at 4-1622. 

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

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