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OSP Metrics & Data

For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, the University of Utah received $417.2 million in new awards for sponsored activities.

Overall Sponsored Project Awards

Total Costs (prime and subawards)

Overall Sponsored Project Awards

This years total of approximately $417.2 million represents an increase of almost $30 million over last year.

Overall growth 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

Applications and Awards

OSP submitted 2,465 applications and received 2,565 awards.

In 2015, as in most years, each Sponsored Project Officer reviewed approximately 220 applications and negotiated 215 new awards in addition to administering an existing workload, on average, of more than 200 projects.

FY15 Sponsored Activity Funding by Source

FY13 Sponsored Activity Funding by Source

The largest sponsor of research at the University is the federal government, which accounted for $252.1 million of awards received in the last fiscal year. When you include flow-through, federal sources accounted for $253.4 million and 61% of the University's total research funding in FY15.

The second largest sponsor was private industry, which accounted for $81 million and 19% of the total research funding.

FY2015 Sponsored Project Funds by Federal Agency

FY13 Sponsored Project Funds by Federal Agency

Our largest federal sponsor is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). In 2015, we received $159.4 million in prime funding and just over $665 thousand in flow-through funding from DHHS. The National Science Foundation (NSF) provided $35.6 million in prime funding and was the second largest federal sponsor in 2015.

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


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Last Updated: 4/28/21