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OSP Metrics & Data

For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, the University of Utah received over $686 million in new awards for sponsored activities. This represents an increase of 7% over last year and shatters previous record for sponsored projects. 

Overall Sponsored Project Awards

overall awards FY22

This years total of $686,460,094 represents an increase in total award funding of approximately $46 million over last year.

The overall growth of 43% since 2014 reflects the continued efforts of a growing body of investigators and the support of numerous faculty and staff.

Proposals and Awards

proposals and awards FY22

OSP submitted 3,030 proposal and received 2,982 awards in FY2022.

In 2022, as in most years, each Sponsored Project Officer reviewed approximately 230 applications and negotiated 250 new awards in addition to administering an existing workload, on average, of more than 200 projects.

Sponsored Activity Funding by Source

Sources FY22

The largest sponsor of research at the University is the federal government, which accounted for $461 million of awards received in the last fiscal year. This represents an increase of over $34 million from FY2020. 

The second largest sponsor was private industry, which accounted for $92 million. This represents an increase of approximately $18 million over last year, and 13% of the total research funding.

Sponsored Project Funds by Federal Agency

by fed agency FY22

Our largest federal sponsor is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). In FY2022, we received approximately $273 million in prime funding from DHHS. The Department of Energy (DOE) provided $72 million in prime funding and was the second largest federal sponsor in 2022.

Funds by Federal Agency (not DHHS)

minus dhhs

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


Last Updated: 12/1/22