The University of North Carolina system has issued its annual report on research at the 17 campuses. Only two specific awards are highlighted in the report; one of them is A&T’s five-year, $5 million NASA grant for the Center for Aviation Safety (Dr. Kunigal Shivakumar, PI).
A&T is ranked third in sponsored funding for the sixth straight year. The rankings of the system’s six doctoral universities:
- UNC-CH, $803 million, up 12% from FY09
- NCSU, $265 million, up 29%
- N.C. A&T, $60 million, up 4%
- ECU, $48 million, up 20%
- UNCG, $47 million, up 34%
- UNCC, $34 million, down 6%
Interesting detail: A&T’s position as No. 3 in funding comes despite ranking last among the six doctoral institutions in both number of proposals and awards. That reflects the university’s emphasis on seeking bigger, higher impact projects. A&T, of course, is also by far the smallest of the six in number of faculty, graduate enrollment and overall enrollment.