Continued: Research funding
Smaller grants were awarded in areas that are key to the university’s efforts to develop its research programs in nanoscience and alternative energy. A $320,000 grant from BASF Fuel Cell GmbH/Inc. will support research on high-temperature fuel cells, and an award of $497,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy will support a study to accelerate nuclear-energy research and development.
The university also was awarded $3 million to develop a Center of Economic Excellence in Nuclear Science Strategies. The funding comes from the S.C. General Assembly’s state lottery program. NIH research awards totaled nearly $32.5 million, with more than $40 million received from other agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The health-sciences colleges – medicine, pharmacy, nursing, social work and public health – received $90.8 million in grants, and the College of Engineering and Computing had nearly $25 million in research funding.