American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) investments in scientific research
address crucial problems affecting Ohio, the nation, and the world. Conquering
disease and improving health, reversing the effects of climate change from
global warming, creating new nanotechnological materials, and exploring
alternative energy sources – these are just some of the research thrusts in ARRA
awards to the Ohio State University.
To date, Ohio State researchers have submitted 512 proposals for ARRA funding.
As of October 31, 2009, the university has been awarded more than $81 million
from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation
(NSF), the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Defense (DOD). Many
proposals are still undergoing review.
This historic $787 billion stimulus package makes it possible for Ohio State
faculty and students to be active participants in our nation's economic
recovery. ARRA funds are working to stabilize the state of Ohio's higher
education investments, boost student aid available through Pell grants, and make
core investments in research to strengthen the economy and fuel innovation.
The value of these investments to Ohio and the nation goes far beyond their
short-term impact in creating jobs and economic activity. They provide a
mechanism for creating a highly-educated and a highly-talented workforce – a
workforce that is critical if we are to remain competitive in the global economy
of the 21st century. The new discoveries and technologies coming from these
projects will serve as a cornerstone for the technology-oriented economy of Ohio
and the nation.
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