Researchers at Emory University received $507.1 million from external funding agencies in fiscal year 2013. Awards were led by federal agencies, with approximately $333.8 in funding, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with $287 in funding. Although Emory researchers continued to attract significant funding in a challenging and highly competitive environment, federal funding for research has declined since 2010, and potential reductions in funding continue to threaten research momentum.
"We feel fortunate, through our excellent faculty, to have maintained a high level of funding this past year despite the numerous financial challenges facing our nation," says Emory President James Wagner. "However, given the now multiple effects of sequestration, the partial government shutdown and the looming battle over the debt ceiling, we know that tremendous challenges lie ahead in maintaining our research momentum. We remain optimistic that research, and its lasting benefits for scientific advancement and the health of all, will remain a high priority for our nation."