The University of Colorado set a record in sponsored research funding last year and topped $1 billion for the second year in a row.
The University of Colorado set a record in sponsored research funding last year and topped $1 billion for the second year in a row. (Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer)

The University of Colorado set a record in sponsored research funding last year and topped $1 billion for the second year in a row.

In the 2017-18 fiscal year, the university brought in $1.053 billion in federal, state and local awards, according to a university news release Friday.

The Boulder campus set its own record with $511.1 million, up from $507.9 million the previous year. The record total included a $50 million grant from NASA to support the National Snow and Ice Data Center, as well as studies addressing such topics as climate change and robotics.

The Anschutz Medical Campus brought in $516.2 million for sponsored research funding, the Denver campus brought in $18.8 million, and the Colorado Springs brought in $6.9 million.

The funding is directed toward specific projects in laboratories and in the field, the news release said, and it also helps pay for research-related capital improvements, scientific equipment and travel and salary expenses.

Cassa Niedringhaus: 303-473-1106, cniedringhaus@dailycamera.com



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