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OSP Metrics & Data

For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, the University of Utah received $459.1 million in new awards for sponsored activities.

Overall Sponsored Project Awards

Total Costs (prime and subawards)


This years total of approximately $459.1 million represents an increase of over $21 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.

Proposals and Awards

proposals and awards

OSP submitted 2,950 applications and received 2,756 awards.

In 2017, as in most years, each Sponsored Project Officer reviewed approximately 225 applications and negotiated 220 new awards in addition to administering an existing workload, on average, of more than 200 projects.

FY17 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 $297 million of awards received in the last fiscal year.

The second largest sponsor was private industry, which accounted for $65.7 million and 19% of the total research funding.

FY2017 Sponsored Project Funds by Federal Agency

FY16 Sponsored Project Funds by Federal Agency

Our largest federal sponsor is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). In 2017, we received $178 million in prime funding from DHHS. The National Science Foundation (NSF) provided $33 million in prime funding and was the second largest federal sponsor in 2017.

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