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SDSU Nets $135 Million in Grant Funding for 2017-18

The funding supports research and other programs in San Diego and around the world.
By Kellie Woodhouse
 

“SDSU researchers, whether they are faculty, graduate students, or undergraduates, are making a tremendous impact on the region and throughout the world through their discoveries and interventions.”

San Diego State University netted $135 million in grant funding in 2017-18, an increase over the previous year, demonstrating the university’s continued excellence in achieving support for its research activities. 

Faculty this year were especially active, submitting 1,215 proposals—up nearly two percent over last year. 

Funding reached $25.8 million from the National Institutes of Health—a $6 million increase over the previous year—and $8 million from the National Science Foundation.

“SDSU is recognized for graduating global citizens, ethical innovators and compassionate leaders who impact the San Diego region and beyond,” said SDSU President Adela de la Torre

“Our goal is to continue to expand research efforts by recruiting exceptional faculty and graduate students, providing resources that support grant development, improving our research infrastructure, and increasing partnerships with organizations and corporations—measures that will prepare students to address today's and tomorrow's societal issues and complex challenges.” 
Twenty-three grants received in 2017-18 exceeded $1 million to support research on myocardial healing, Latino health, and cancer, among other subjects. 

“SDSU researchers, whether they are faculty, graduate students, or undergraduates, are making a tremendous impact on the region and throughout the world through their discoveries and interventions,” said Stephen Welter, vice president for research and dean of graduate affairs. 

“The university’s strong research performance in 2017-18 and recent years is an important factor in helping SDSU build its research prowess and achieve its goal of becoming a top public research institution.” 

The breadth of SDSU research activity—with subject areas ranging from restorative justice in public schools to gene structure and evolution to star formation in the galaxy and research locations from San Diego to Tijuana to the Arctic—is also key to the university’s research excellence. 

The university prides itself on fostering an environment that encourages students to participate in research. In March, 524 students presented their research at the university’s annual Student Research Symposium. Participation in the event has increased more than 60 percent over the last five years. 

SDSU Research Funding 2017-18 Quick Facts

Total funding: $135,033,451
Total proposals: 1,215 proposals by more than 400 faculty
Total awards received: 756
Number of principal investigators: 285

 
SDSU Nets $135 Million in Grant Funding
The figure demonstrates the university’s continued excellence in achieving support for its research activities.