[Source: University of Arizona Communications] – The University of Arizona has won more than $81 million in competitive grants for 122 research projects that will fund a wide range of endeavors, including enhancing science education for high school students, advancing a wide range of research projects and accelerating regional economic development activities.
The UA estimates that this funding, from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will influence the creation or preservation of the equivalent of 157 full-time jobs in Arizona. The number of actual jobs affected is anticipated to be far higher, because most positions affected will be part-time.
The $81 million in competitive grants awarded to date is in addition to $60.8 million the UA already has received from ARRA’s State Fiscal Stabilization Fund. Those funds, expended in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2009 and helped to create or preserve the equivalent of about 672 full-time jobs.