Robust research continued at the College of Agricultural Sciences through FY21 despite the challenges of a pandemic and lockdowns. We maintained last year’s significant 22% increase over FY19 and secured an additional $59M in funding, the second highest year of grant funding in the history of the college.
In addition to the total amount of funding, this past year the National Institutes of Health became the second largest governmental funding agency of the college behind USDA. This shows the diversification of our portfolio of research to help solve some of the most pressing challenges of our densely diverse agricultural, environmental, health and economic systems.
In total, more than 14 agencies, including numerous foundations, non-profits and state and local governments supported research at the College. This is in addition to continued investment from industry through the Agricultural Research Foundation.
Research funding this year is being conducted across the college system, including our 14 departments , our agricultural experiment stations, and several national and international research centers. Together, our researchers continue to strive to solve problems for local communities and businesses across Oregon and around the world.