Preliminary 2010 data indicates research boom at Tech

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal - New data released by Tech last week show marked year-over-year increases in the number of research grants sought by faculty, the dollar amounts tied to them and the number of awards granted. Preliminary numbers out of Texas Tech for the 2010 fiscal year ending last month are hinting at record levels of research activity. New data released by Tech last week show marked year-over-year increases in the number of research grants sought by faculty, the dollar amounts tied to them and the number of awards granted. Taylor Eighmy, Tech’s vice president for research, is tentatively hailing the early reports as a sign of the “best year ever” for the university’s research, though he said his office is holding off on any official word until it tallies several additional key measures in coming months. “I’m very happy about it,” said Eighmy, who began his post last April as the university staged an aggressive campuswide push for more research. “I’m delivering on behalf of our faculty. I think this really speaks to the quality of Texas Tech University.” Award amounts for the year show the largest increase over the previous year. Tech nabbed 608 grants for a total of $67 million during 2010, up from just over $58.6 million in 2009 — a number artificially inflated by some $4 million in now-dried-up stimulus funding, Eighmy noted.

New data released by Tech last week show marked year-over-year increases in the number of research grants sought by faculty, the dollar amounts tied to them and the number of awards granted.

Preliminary numbers out of Texas Tech for the 2010 fiscal year ending last month are hinting at record levels of research activity.

New data released by Tech last week show marked year-over-year increases in the number of research grants sought by faculty, the dollar amounts tied to them and the number of awards granted.

Taylor Eighmy, Tech’s vice president for research, is tentatively hailing the early reports as a sign of the “best year ever” for the university’s research, though he said his office is holding off on any official word until it tallies several additional key measures in coming months.

“I’m very happy about it,” said Eighmy, who began his post last April as the university staged an aggressive campuswide push for more research. “I’m delivering on behalf of our faculty. I think this really speaks to the quality of Texas Tech University.”

Award amounts for the year show the largest increase over the previous year. Tech nabbed 608 grants for a total of $67 million during 2010, up from just over $58.6 million in 2009 — a number artificially inflated by some $4 million in now-dried-up stimulus funding, Eighmy noted.

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