Research awards surpass $180 million

Notre Dame researchers received $180.6 million in research awards— $100 million more than a decade ago and a more than 27 percent increase from the previous year. The awards are supporting a diverse array of projects that tackle globally significant issues such as vector-borne diseases, cancer, psychology, nanotechnology, and hypersonics. The largest award was $21.5 million—part of a larger $42.4 million, five-year commitment—from Lilly Endowment Inc. for the formation of the Labs for Industry Futures and Transformation (LIFT) Network, an initiative to enhance and link cuttingedge expertise, technologies, workforce development programs, and innovation-based facilities throughout the South Bend–Elkhart region.

  • $180.6M research awards received
  • $21.5M largest research award
  • 27% increase from previous year
  • $42.4M five-year commitment from Lilly Endowment INC.