Sumary of UTHSC announces an increase in research grant and contract awards for FY21:
- The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Office of Research announced that annual research grant and contract awards for FY21, which ended June 30, total more than $121 million, a 20.6% increase from last year.
- The faculty of all six colleges and four campuses broke records in a number of categories, including grant proposal count by fiscal year and quarter.
- Additionally, the UTHSC College of Pharmacy moved up to Number 14 nationally among colleges and schools of pharmacy in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health.
- This represents a 43% growth in research grants and contracts in five years.
- During this same period, UTHSC’s all-source, non-clinical grant and contract expenditures (sponsored programs, research, and education grants and contracts) were more than $300 million, showing strong growth in all grant and contract portfolios.
- Increased staffing, improved resources, and new streamlined and automated processes allowed researchers to successfully adapt and advance their projects, despite the physical restrictions in place on all campuses.