Oregon State University research projects are receiving a stimulus boost through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). As of September 29, OSU had received more than $14 million in ARRA funds for projects in public health, climate change, mathematics education and ocean science.
“These are competitive, highly ranked projects for which funding would not have been available otherwise,” says John Cassady, OSU vice president for research. “They employ our students, research technicians and faculty and enable us to purchase services and supplies, stimulating the economy even further.”
Economic stimulus funds contributed to OSU’s best ever $252 million in research grants and contracts last fiscal year. According to the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, ARRA provided the largest single increase in funding for basic research in history, $21.5 billion nationwide.