UB receives federal stimulus funding

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Jorge V. Jose, Vice President for Research
Jorge V. Jose, Vice President for Research

UB has received $18.7 million in federal stimulus funding for 58 research awards since Congress enacted the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) in February.

During a visit to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) last week, President Barack Obama announced the $5 billion in grants that NIH has awarded to universities and research institutes across the nation to support critical research while simultaneously stimulating local economies. UB is one such recipient of these funds, to date receiving $18.7 million in awards through ARRA—$11.6 million from 41 NIH awards and $7.1 million from 17 National Science Foundation (NSF) awards.

“From the beginning, our goal has been to rescue the economy at the same time as we’re laying a new foundation for lasting economic growth,” Obama said.

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