URA Annual Report

Overall award acceptance in FY 22 reset to pre-pandemic growth levels seeing a 16% decrease from the previous year. This is due to a 14% decrease in federal dollars and a 22% decrease in non-federal dollars received. This decrease in total awarded dollars is due primarily to a 78% decrease in the Department of Education (one-time Institutional and Student CARES HEERF awards last year) and a 40% decrease in clinical trials. For additional context, total awards have increased 6% when compared against FY20.

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 22 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 Jennifer A. Ponting, J.D., Associate Vice President for Research Administration & Director, URA.