Georgia State received record $147 million in research funding


Georgia State University continues to collect big bucks for research projects.

The university pulled in $147 million during the 2016-17 fiscal year, setting a record for research funding for the sixth consecutive year, officials announced Thursday. Much of the money came from the federal government’s National Institutes of Health.

GSU said there was a major increase in funding for health and biomedical research. The university received $20 million for its Institute for Biomedical Sciences and more than $16 million for research in the School of Public Health.

The university received millions of dollars on research that included investigating the consequences of West Nile and Zika virus infections on the human central nervous system, developing a drug targeting the Ebola virus, developing a mobile phone app to decrease maternal depression and creating pain management therapies for people age 65 and older.

Georgia State earned its designation as a major research institution in 1995.

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