OSP Metrics & Data

For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, the University of Utah received $392.7 million in new awards for sponsored activities.

Overall Sponsored Project Awards

Overall Sponsored Project Awards

The $392.7 million is the total of approximately $385 million in regular awards and $7.7 million in ARRA awards. This 40% growth in regular awards since 2006 reflects the continued efforts of a growing body of investigators and the support of numerous faculty and staff.


Overall Sponsored Project Activity Applications and Awards

Overall Sponsored Project Activity Applications and Awards

OSP submitted 2,363 applications and received 2,437 awards. Compared to 2006, the number of proposals in 2012 grew by 22% percent and the number of awards increased by 10%.

In 2012, each Sponsored Project Officer reviewed approximately 197 applications and negotiated 205 new awards in addition to administering an existing workload, on average, of more than 200 projects.


FY 2012 Sponsored Activity Funding by Source

FY 2012 Sponsored Activity Funding by Source

The largest sponsor of research at the University is the federal government, which accounted for $264.2 million of awards received in the last fiscal year. When you include flow-through, federal sources accounted for $267.3 million and 92% of the University’s total research funding in FY12.


FY 2012 Sponsored Project Funds by Federal Agency

2012 Sponsored Project Funds by Federal Agency

Our largest federal sponsor is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). In 2012, we received $185.5 million in prime funding and just over $1 million in flow-through funding from DHHS. The National Science Foundation (NSF) provided $34.2 million in prime funding and $285k in flow-through and was the second largest federal sponsor in 2012.

For more sponsored project data and comparisons by administering department or college, please review the monthly trustee reports compiled and published by OSP.