University of Florida research spending rose almost 8 percent to a record $865 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new report to the National Science Foundation.
UF’s response to NSF’s Higher Education Research and Development, or HERD, Survey showed a $63.6 million increase, or 7.9 percent, in expenditures over 2017’s total of $801.4 million.
“A strong research enterprise is key to UF being recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation,” said David Norton, UF’s vice president for research. “The continued growth in our research expenditures is testament to the quality of the proposals our faculty are submitting. Funding agencies are looking for new approaches and new ideas and our faculty are delivering.”