Science Market Update

$900M in New Funding Raised Through Campaign at WSU Pullman

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Fri, Jun 13, 2014

Washington State University, Pullman is nearing its $1 billion goal to raise new funding for research and operations through The Campaign for Washington State University. So far, the campaign has raised $900 million.

“$900 million is a noteworthy milestone for private support at Washington State University,” said WSU President Elson S. Floyd. “But most importantly, the impact of these commitments on the lives of our students and the reach of our research is so much greater than a dollar figure.” 

A number of significant gifts from private donors have helped Washington State University reach a goal that will allow researchers to apply for new grants to conduct innovative life science studies. A $25 million gift from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be used to fund construction of the university’s Center for Global Animal Health.

Seventeen million dollars in new funding also came from donors Gene and Linda Voiland to turn the Gene and Linda Voiland School for Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering into one of the leading chemical engineering and bioengineering programs in the United States.


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WSU Pullman

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“WSU has accomplished much during this campaign,” Floyd said. “We have constructed state-of-the-art facilities, established and elevated top-ranking research and academic programs, and created new scholarships and fellowships to improve access to higher education for the citizens of our state. And with a little more than a year and about $100 million to go, we have not yet finished what we started eight years ago.”

In addition to being close to its $1 billion goal for new funding, Washington State University, Pullman receives a great deal of money in new grants from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. In 2014, Washington State University, Pullman has so far received $10.7 million in new funding. The best funded department this year has been veterinary sciences, which has received $5.6 million in new funding. In 2013, the National Science Foundation awarded Washington State University, Pullman $18 million. $5.4 million of this funding went towards life science research alone.

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