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MSU External Funding, 2016-17

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Total funding is $596 Million; research funding is $401 million; and federal funding is $339 million


Energy 26%; NSF 24%; Health and Human Services 20%; Agriculture 10%; USAID 9%; Defense 3%, Education 3%; Other Federal 2%; and one percent each - Justice, EPA and NASA.Federal Government 66%; Donors 19%; State of Michigan 4%; Industry 3%; Not for Profit 2%; Association 1%; and Less than 1% each: Hospital, Various Schools, Commodities, Other Government, University, and Industry

In fiscal year 2016-2017, Michigan State University received…

  • $100 million from the U.S. Department of Energy for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, which will deliver the highest intensity beams of rare isotopes available anywhere in the world;
  • An additional five years of funding from the U.S. Department of Energy for the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, in which MSU is a major partner, to develop sustainable alternatives to transportation fuels and other products currently derived from petroleum; and
  • Over $27 million from the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and other health agencies and foundations, to develop new models for public health, while serving that community.

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