CSU breaks research funding records

Colorado State University grew its annual research spending nearly 10 percent his year, the fourth year that expenditures topped $300 million.

The university has spent $2330.8 million during the current fiscal year, a record high for CSU, one of the top research universities in the nation.

Research spending at CSU has increased 24 percent, even at a time of significant cuts in federal research money nationwide. For the most recent year, federal awards increased 9 percent to $236.6 million, according to the university.

Research expenditures reflect the amount of funded research the university conducts – actual spending from sources that include both government and private sector money.

“These record research dollars represent a tremendous achievement for CSU and speak to the quality of our faculty and the competitive areas in which they do their research,” said President Tony Frank. “Federal agencies and industry continue to invest in our scientific enterprise, which benefits our students, as well as Colorado’s economic health.”

The nation is starting to notice. In its most recent report, the National Science Foundation ranked CSU second in the nation among public research universities without a medical school.