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Grants: Funding Florida's research


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Grants: Funding Florida's research

Mike Vogel | 9/11/2017

National Science Foundation

The NSF is a federal agency that supports research and education involving science and engineering in non-medical fields. The numbers below reflect grants received since January 2017.

40 — Number of Florida institutions receiving NSF grants in 2017

$128 million — Total amount of NSF funding to Florida institutions in 2017

The grants cover a range of areas, including $941,000 to Broward College for a five-year program that selects 30 high-ability, low-income students for a bachelor’s degree program in biosecurity. A grant to Florida Gulf Coast University funds a program that recruits undergraduate majors in science, math and engineering to become math or science teachers in grades 6-12. Valencia Community College got a grant to develop an associate degree program in energy management and controls.

2017 Top NSF Grants in Florida

Institution, City Grants Amount (millions)
University of Florida, Gainesville 100 $41.57
Florida State University, Tallahassee 53 18.47
University of South Florida, Tampa 41 14.38
University of Central Florida, Orlando 36 13.36
Florida International University, Miami 23 9.91
University of Miami, Coral Gables 10 3.61
University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Miami 9 3.38
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton 13 3.11
Indian River State College, Fort Pierce 1 3.02
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne 10 2.28
Florida A&M, Tallahassee 4 2.07
Broward County School Board, Fort Lauderdale 1 1.24
Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers 4 1.06
University of West Florida, Pensacola 2 .94
Broward College, Fort Lauderdale 1 .94
Valencia Community College, Orlando 1 .90
Florida Keys Community College, Key West 1 .89
Nova Southeastern, Davie 3 .84

Source: National Science Foundation


National Institutes of Health

The NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the largest biomedical research agency in the world. It funds a range of medical research at both public and private institutions.

39 — Number of institutions in Florida receiving NIH grants in 2017

$338.75 million — Total amount of NIH funding to Florida institutions in 2017

Examples: Among grants received by UF, the leading recipient of NIH funding in Florida, was money for research to address low-grade chronic inflammation and movement disabilities in the elderly, along with funds for research on type 1 diabetes and money to establish an Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. ArchieMD, a physician-led company in Boca Raton, received a grant for research in how to use opioids safely in children at home after surgery. The Jaeb Center for Health Research in Tampa got a grant to coordinate research focused on developing an artificial pancreas system.

Congress ignored President Donald Trump’s request to cut NIH funding by $1 billion in 2017 and instead increased the agency’s budget by $2 billion. Trump has requested an 18% cut to the NIH budget in 2018.

2017 Top NIH Grants in Florida

Institution, City Grants Amount
University of Florida, Gainesville 268 $102.77
University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami 162 65.58
Scripps Florida, Jupiter 80 34.06
University of South Florida, Tampa 60 22.98
Florida International University, Miami 44 17.40
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville 30 17.05
Florida State University, Tallahassee 47 16.03
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa 35 15.72
Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach 2 6.58
Jaeb Center for Health Research, Tampa 3 6.49
University of Central Florida, Orlando 21 5.89
Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville 2 4.43
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton 11 3.56
Florida A&M, Tallahassee 4 2.80
University of Miami, Coral Gables 8 2.37
Max Planck Florida, Jupiter 5 2.16
Specific Technologies, West Palm Beach 2 1.99
Torrey Pines Institute, Port St. Lucie 3 1.52
ArchieMD, Boca Raton 2 .96
Emmune, Jupiter 1 .93

Source: National Institutes of Health

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