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January 24, 2019

Amount of federal research dollars

University of Washington

The UW receives more federal research dollars than any other public university in the nation. Source: Office of Planning & Budgeting


November 19, 2018

Undergraduate research

University of Washington

In Academic Year 2016-2017, 8,411 students worked under the close guidance of UW faculty mentors, spending approximately 1,450,259 hours devoted to research. Source: Office of Research


December 21, 2017

Number of research centers

University of Washington

There are 296 specialized research centers at the UW, including over 20 National Institutes of Health Research Cores and Centers of Excellence. Source: Office of Research  


July 14, 2017

2016 Number of research proposals

University of Washington

In FY16, nearly 5,800 new research proposals were submitted from school and colleges across the University. Source: Office of Research


March 9, 2017

2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium

University of Washington

In 2016, 1,049 students participated in the Undergraduate Research Symposium. Source: Undergraduate Research Program


February 22, 2017

Total funding from grants and contracts

University of Washington

In Fiscal Year 2016, the UW was awarded $1.367 billion in grants and contracts. Source: Office of Research  


September 24, 2016

Number of female engineering faculty

University of Washington

As of 2016, the UW leads the nation in female engineering faculty, with 22.2 percent in tenure-track positions. The national average is about 14.5 percent. Source: Center for Institutional Change


June 27, 2016

Nature Top Producer of Earth & Environment Research

University of Washington

The journal Nature named the University of Washington the university with the most earth and environmental science research in the world in 2015. Source: UW News


January 20, 2016

2015 top public institutions in Nature and Science journals

University of Washington

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Nature named the UW the No. 2 public university for papers published in Nature and Science journals in 2015. Source: Nature   Download


November 3, 2015

School of Dentistry Summer Research Institute

University of Washington

The summer of 2015 marked the 24th annual session of the school’s six-week Summer Research Institute, an international training program in oral health that has attracted more than 500 researchers and dental professionals from 43 countries since its founding. Source: School of Dentistry



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