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July 23, 1999

Sponsored funding hits record high

by John McCarroll
Sponsored funding to Iowa State set an all-time record during the fiscal year that ended June 30. The $199.2 million total represented a 27.5 percent increase over the previous years $156.2 million.

Non-federal funds jumped 69 percent during 1998-99 to a total of $92 million, and federal funding increased 5.3 percent to a total of $107.2 million. Total research funds increased $19.2 million compared with the previous year, and support for public service increased $8 million.

"This record level of support reflects the confidence that various government and private funding sources have in our faculty and researchers," said President Martin Jischke.

Sponsored funding includes grants and contracts from federal, state and local government units, corporations and foundations.

"Although total sponsored funding fluctuates year-to-year, Iowa State has experienced a 75 percent increase in support over the past decade," said Pat Swan, vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate College.

Swan pointed out that over the past five years, federal research funding to Iowa State has declined, but funding from local and state government and non-government sources has increased.

Iowa State's previous record high for sponsored funding was $185.5 million in 1996-97.

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