In FY2019, the University saw its sponsored research awards reach $579.4 Million a 19% increase over FY2018, and a 42% jump since 2010

Several significant donations went toward the pursuit of discovery, including $10.5 million for the Shipley Prostate Cancer Research Center, $10.5 million for the Dahod Breast Cancer Research Center, and $15 million for the Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering, along with a record-breaking $100 million to fund, in perpetuity, the research coming out of the Kilachand Center.

A member of the Association of American Universities, the University’s enterprise spans numerous disciplines with major initiatives in neuroscience, systems biology, photonics, engineering biology, data sciences, urban health, global health and development, and emerging infectious diseases, as well as research in communications and the humanities.

Because of this breadth, BU researchers can explore new domains of inquiry at the intersection of disciplines, combining knowledge and know-how in unique and surprising ways. We have data scientists working with art historians, law professors tackling antibiotic resistance, computer scientists teaming up with biomedical engineers.

The breakthroughs achieved by our research teams translate into solutions to pressing challenges facing our local and global communities. Last year, their efforts were bolstered by $579.4 million in sponsored research awards, a 19 percent increase over FY2018, and a 42 percent jump since 2010.

And it’s not just funding agencies that are paying attention. Last year, six of our faculty researchers received a National Science Foundation Early Career Award and two were honored with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, while several others were invited to join prestigious national academies.

We can’t wait to see where our researchers take us next.

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