URA Annual Report

Final proposal and award totals for FY 20 show that the University’s sponsored award total decreased only slightly from the record set one year ago to a total of $604 million. The total awarded is a 2% decrease and continues to reflect a strong surge in research activity over the past 4 years. This total includes awards received from all sponsors including federal agencies, state and local governments, corporations and foundations.

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.

The FY 20 final proposal and award totals summary report is below. 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 @ mrludwig@uchicago.edu.

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

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