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Record in Research Award Dollars

The University of Kentucky set another record in research grants and contracts with a fiscal year 2003 total of $222.7 million. The majority of this funding was from federal agencies—$131.1 million, or 58.9 percent of the total.

"The faculty and staff involved in our research enterprise should celebrate this outstanding achievement," says UK President Lee T. Todd Jr. Todd says this revenue is vital to the university as UK strives to become a leading research institution. "This is really a significant amount of money, given the economy and given some of the challenges that the university has faced with funding in the past few years."

"Faculty all across the campus are continuing—and expanding—their involvement in research," says Wendy Baldwin, executive vice president for research. "This is an exciting time for UK," she adds. "We look forward to seeing the results of our research efforts and the changes that they make in the lives of the citizens of the commonwealth and the nation."

For more see Research Stats, Facts & Publications.