Stimulus funding at UA passes $100M

June 24, 2010

By hammersmith

[Source: UA News] – Funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for competitive research grants at the University of Arizona has surpassed the $100 million mark, according to UA officials.

ARRA support has created or preserved the equivalent of just more than 155 full-time jobs at the University during the quarter that ended on March 31, according to figures from UA Sponsored Projects. The number of those employed is actually higher since many of the positions are part-time, many of which are filled by students working in campus laboratories.

Behind these numbers are dozens of research projects and other endeavors now under way and made possible by the influx of federal support. The state also benefits through spending and economic development generated by ARRA funds.

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