Emory continued its rapid pace of research growth
in fiscal year 2003, receiving a total of $319.1 million in sponsored
research funding. This represents an increase of $38 million, or
14 percent, over research funding in FY02.
Over the past five years sponsored research has grown by more than
93 percent, making Emory one of the fastest growing research universities
in the nation. Federal funding was responsible for more than 75
percent of the FY03 total, with funding from the National Institutes
of Health (NIH) making up 61 percent of that amount.
The Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) received $295.5 million,
more than 92 percent of the University total and a greater than
16 percent increase over FY02.
According to the Office of Sponsored Programs, research funding
in the Rollins School of Public Health ($45.1 million) grew by 24
percent in FY03; the School of Medicine ($204 million) grew by 17
percent; and the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing ($3.3 million)
grew by 26 percent. Federal funding was responsible for 76 percent
of WHSC funding, with NIH monies making up 65 percent of the total.
Research funding for Emory College was $16.8 million.
"It is a significant and notable fact that Emory scientists
have won these research funds competitively, on a national basis,
even within these difficult fiscal times," said Vice President
for Research Frank Stout. "These are dollars that have been
brought into Georgia through the intellectual capability of our
faculty, and these funds will provide additional support for the
The top 10 departments within the University for funded research
in FY03 were medicine, neurology, psychiatry, behavioral sciences
and health education, pathology and laboratory medicine, surgery,
pediatrics, epidemiology, Yerkes National Primate Research Center
Division of Administration, and microbiology and immunology at Yerkes.
—Offices of Research and Sponsored Programs