UMass Dartmouth’s externally funded grants increase 26% in FY19

PROVIDENCE – Externally funded grants for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in fiscal year 2019 increased 26% year over year to $16 million, the university said Monday.

UMass Dartmouth said $10 million of the funding for the fiscal year was attributable to topics related to marine science. The largest grant to the school for the year was a $1.9 million grant from Vineyard Wind to assess the impact of wind-farm construction on fish populations through surveys conducted pre- and post-construction, the school said.

“This increase in research funding is testament to the expertise and passion for discovery of our world-class faculty,” said Chancellor Robert E. Johnson in a statement. “Our faculty and the students they teach are applying their research to regional and global issues that will have impacts across generations.”

The school also noted that to date in the fiscal 2020 year, the school has already received $2.1 million from the National Science Foundation.

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