Indiana University set a new record of $680.2 million in grant funding for fiscal year 2019.

The milestone is significant because the university had to compete against other institutions to receive that money. It also represents investment in the state because the majority of IU’s grant funding comes from outside Indiana.

The federal government provided about 56% of the grant funding IU received in fiscal year 2019, according to a presentation from Fred Cate, vice president for research, during the IU Board of Trustees External Relations Committee meeting Thursday at the Indiana Memorial Union. Of the federal funding, about 93% came from four sources: the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Education.

Much of the grant funding IU received was for the school of medicine in Indianapolis. It brought in nearly $434 million in research funding from all sources. That work transforms people’s lives, Cate said.
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