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Research funding jumps 43 percent at the University of South Alabama

MOBILE, Alabama – Research funding at the University of South Alabama topped $87 million in 2019, a significant increase from the previous year and the result of an ongoing strategy to raise the institution’s profile across the U.S. and beyond.

External grant and contract funding awarded to the university’s researchers rose 43 percent, with most of that growth in engineering, computing and other projects in STEM fields, said Lynne Chronister, vice president for research and economic development at USA.

There also were several awards from the National Institutes of Health for research related to cancer and lung biology.

“For the last five or six years, the University of South Alabama made a very deliberate decision to increase our research in areas that are particularly responsive to both regional and national needs,” Chronister said.

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