Science Market Update

New Research Funding Spotlight: University of Texas, Austin

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, Jul 29, 2014

It has been a good year for University of Texas at Austin researchers in terms of new research funding: At least three studies have received upwards of $650,000 in life science funding from the National Institutes of Health. “Remodeling Potential of the Mitral Valve Following Surgical Repair,” the highest NIH-funded life science study so far this year, received $1.3 million. Additionally, “Training Interventions and Genetics of Exercise Response” and “Novel Molecular and Cellular Approaches for Alcoholism Medication Development” received $684,724 and $664,347 respectively.

In addition to these projects receiving life science funding from the National Institutes of Health, the University of Texas, Austin has a vast number of life science departments conducting groundbreaking research and employing world-renowned research scientists. These departments receive both internal and external funding to support the life science studies being conducted at the UT, Austin. For more information on an individual University of Texas, Austin life science department, see UT Austin Research Units.


new research funding at the University of Texas, Austin

University of Texas, Austin

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Life Science Research Groups at the University of Texas, Austin

  • Animal Personality Research Institute
  • Aphasia Research Laboratory
  • Auditory Cognition and Speech Perception Laboratory
  • Biochemical Institute
  • Cain Center for Nursing Research
  • Center for Advancement of Research and Education in Infectious Diseases
  • Center for Learning and Memory
  • Center for Molecular and Cellular Toxicology
  • Center for Perceptual Systems
  • Drug Dynamics Institute
  • Evolutionary Psychology Research Laboratory
  • Female Sexual Psychophysiology Laboratory
  • Imaging Research Center
  • Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Institute for Neuroscience
  • Laboratory for the Cognitive Neuroscience of Categorization and Decision Making
  • Laboratory of Multicultural Processes and Mental Health
  • Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders
  • Occupational Health Psychology Laboratory
  • Population Research Center
  • Sexual Learning Laboratory
  • Space and Shape Perception Lab
  • Texas Institute for Drug and Diagnostic Development (TI-3D)
  • Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research



$1.1 billion was awarded in sponsored research at the University of Texas, Austin over the past two years, while the university generated $40 million over the past two years in revenue from the licensing of university technology. In 2014, the National Institutes of Health also awarded the University of Texas, Austin $39.6 million in new research funding. The best funded life science department was biology, which received 36 awards totaling $12 million in life science funding. In 2013, the National Science Foundation awarded the University of Texas, Austin $61.6 million in new research funding. Of these grants, $7 million was designated as life science funding. A project in the biology department entitled “The Physiological Genomics of Panicum: Exploring Switchgrass Responses to Climate Change” received $1.3 million, making it the best-funded life science project.

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