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UMass Research Funding Record

02/10/2011
By D.C. Denison, Boston Globe

The University of Massachusetts received a record amount of funding for research in fiscal year 2010, taking in $536 million, according to preliminary figures.

That was an increase of $47 million, or 9.5 percent, over the previous year. Most of the money was in the form of federal grants from the National Institutes for Health, the National Science Foundation, and other agencies.

UMass president Jack M. Wilson, who will be retiring at the end of this academic year, said the increased funding is attributable to a long-term strategy at the university to grow as a center for research. “More research means improved skills for our students and more economic growth for the state,’’ he said.

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