Emory Research Received Record Funding in 2016

Researchers at Emory received $574.6 million from external funding agencies in fiscal year 2016, marking the seventh-consecutive year that research funding has exceeded $500 million. With an increase from $572.4 in FY15, it is the largest amount of research funding in Emory’s history.

Federal agencies awarded $389.7 million, or nearly 68 percent of the total, led by the National Institutes of Health with $333 million in awards, representing 85 percent of total federal dollars awarded to Emory.

“We have outstanding faculty throughout the Health Sciences Center who are dedicated and passionate about conducting research that can advance discovery, improve health, and save lives,” says David Stephens, vice president for research in Emory’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center and chair of the Department of Medicine in Emory School of Medicine. “We are proud of our continuing ability to attract research funding to continue this critical work, despite national economic challenges.”

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