Despite sequestration, federal budget cuts and other challenges, sponsored funding for research and other purposes increased 10.73 percent at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University during fiscal 2013.
The total of $56.86 million for the year ending June 30, 2013, compares with $51.35 million in fiscal 2012. More information is available in the N.C. A&T Research and Economic Development Annual Report for Fiscal 2013 at http://www.ncat.edu/research/fy2013.html.
“Winning federal awards for research is becoming more competitive as funding agencies’ budgets are reduced and we continually face new complications, such as sequestration and now the federal government shutdown,” said Dr. Barry L. Burks, vice chancellor for research and economic development.
“A&T researchers have responded by writing proposals that make compelling cases for the value and competitiveness of their work. Together with our research administrators, they did a tremendous job of winning funds in an increasingly difficult environment.”
A sampling of the 199 awards in FY13 to A&T researchers in the seven colleges and schools and Department of Nanoengineering at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering: