The old adage “you can only win if you play the game” holds true in the world of academic research. UofL is doing a better job of playing and winning.

UofL faculty submitted a record number of research proposals last fiscal year,  resulting in a big increase in the number of grant awards.

In FY ’15, UofL faculty posted 1,357 proposals, which secured $136.8 million in grant awards, a 25 percent increase in awards over FY ’14.

“UofL faculty has great ideas which can add knowledge in their fields of study and could potentially be world changing” said Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation Dr. William Pierce. “Now we’re doing a much better job getting those concepts on paper, getting them to the right people and, as a result, securing more funding for research projects springing from UofL.”

The School of Medicine accounted for more than half the research proposals from UofL last year (795), though Arts and Sciences (147) and Public Health and Information Sciences (35) had the largest percentage increases over FY ‘14, according to figures from Pierce’s office.

Statistics and information about proposals and awards can be found on the EVPRI website.

Mark Hebert
Following a 28-year career as a radio and television reporter, Mark Hebert joined the University of Louisville as the Director of Media Relations in 2009, serving as the main spokesperson. In 2015, Mark was named Director of Programming and Production. He’s now producing and hosting a radio show about “all things UofL”, overseeing the university’s video and TV productions and promoting UofL’s research operation. Mark is best known for his 22 years as the political and investigative reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville where he won numerous awards for breaking stories, exposing corruption and objectively covering Kentucky politics. In 2014, Mark was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.