Notre Dame Receives Record Funding Amount to Conduct Research

The University will receive over $130 million to research topics from religion in the workplace to radiation chemistry.

by South Bend Tribune, Ind. / September 16, 2015 0
(TNS) -- The University of Notre Dame has received $133.7 million in research funding for fiscal year 2015, which is an all-time record, university officials announced Wednesday.

The total is $20 million more than last year.

About 71 percent of the total came from federal funding, 24 percent from foundations and other sponsors, and 4.5 percent from industrial sponsors.

Among some of the largest awards:

  • More than $6 million from the Microelectronics Advanced Research Corp. and the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) for continued support of the Center for Low Energy Systems Technology (LEAST), which is directed by professor Alan Seabaugh.
  • A $2.4 million grant from Templeton Religious Trust to professor Matt Bloom of Mendoza College of Business to study faith and flourishing at work.
  • A $1.78 million award from the John Templeton Foundation to professors Celia Deane-Drummond and Agustín Fuentes from the departments of theology and anthropology, respectively, to research human distinctiveness, including an associated summer seminar for theologians in evolutionary anthropology.
  • More than $6.6 million from the Department of Energy to professor Ian Carmichael in the Radiation Laboratory for continued research into radiation chemistry and photochemistry in the condensed phase and at interfaces. This project has been awarded more than $51 million since the current phase began in 2004.

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