University Of Central Florida Reports Record $145.75 Million in Research Funding

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Researchers at the University of Central Florida received an all-time-high $145.75 million in funded research in FY16, a period that featured a national top 20 ranking for UCF patents and a new record for federal funding.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Researchers at the University of Central Florida received an all-time-high $145.75 million in funded research in FY16, a period that featured a national top 20 ranking for UCF patents and a new record for federal funding.

The total is a 9.3 percent increase over the previous year and includes $84 million in federal funding, $47.25 million from industry, and $14.46 million from state and local sources.

The federal tab surpasses the previous record of $75.77 million set in 2010 and is a critical indicator of the quality of the university’s research efforts.

“It is an exciting time to join UCF,” said Elizabeth Klonoff, UCF’s new vice president for research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

Klonoff acknowledged the work of the outstanding faculty, students and staff who have contributed to the successful year. She also recognized the leadership of M.J. Soileau, a university distinguished professor in the College of Optics & Photonics, who served as vice president for research & commercialization throughout the fiscal year.

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“University research has the potential to change lives,” she said. “Because of the efforts of everyone at UCF who dedicates their lives to research, innovation and education, the university’s impact will continue to grow.”

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