Morgan State University Advances Toward R1 Status, Securing Investments of More Than $100M in Grants, Contracts and Gifts During FY23
by Morgan State U AUGUST 01, 2023
University Nets Record High of More Than $83M in New Research Funding Commitments Alone, Seeing Second Consecutive Year of Growth
BALTIMORE — With the beginning of a new fiscal year underway, Morgan State University today released the results of Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23), which saw Maryland’s Preeminent Public Urban Research University receive a combined $100.8 million in grants, contracts and gifts, in addition to a $27-million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The notable investment in the state’s largest Historically Black College or University (HBCU) includes a record-high $83.3 million in new federal funding commitments for University research and training. This marks the second consecutive year of historic funding commitments, an 11% increase over the previous year.
EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Aug. 18, 2023) – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University faculty and staff secured $147.4 million in research and program funding in fiscal year 2023 – a $50 million jump over the previous year, Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. announced today at the university’s back-to-school gathering for faculty and staff.
External contracts and grants have increased by more than $85 million since FY2020 at North Carolina A&T, which is one of the University of North Carolina System’s top three most productive research universities.
THE RACE TO R1 — Advocates for historically Black colleges have spent years urging Congress to shore up their aging campus infrastructure and boost their research capabilities — and the Biden administration’s grant competition announcement earlier this month is the first step to attaining a new level of prestige that has long been out of reach for the institutions.
— Two grant competitions totaling nearly $100 million are underway to support research infrastructure and student retention. About $50 million will go toward a research and development infrastructure grants which are slated to play a key role in fueling HBCU leaders’ push to attain the coveted Research-1 status — an indicator of research prowess that opens doors to research grants — which no HBCU holds.