8th Annual

Oregon State University, Corvallis

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

NSF 2010 Ranking: 92nd (total R&D expenditures in life sciences) =$116,594,000 [1]

NIH 2011 Funding: (Direct plus indirect costs but excluding R & D contracts and ARRA awards) = $20,859,583 [2]

Oregon State University received a record $275 million in research funding, which is more than 60 percent of federal and private research funding in the Oregon University System. The College of Agricultural Sciences received an additional $11 million and is rated number one nationally for the frequency with which peer scientists in published studies cite its research. This is a $21 million increase over the 2008-2009 year. [3]

The new Collaborative Life Sciences Building, a joint project of Oregon State University, Oregon Health & Science University and Portland State University, is currently under construction. The $295 million building will house additional laboratory space for cutting edge research in basic and applied science. [4]

Oregon State University is engaged in $168 million worth of construction projects. One of the largest projects is the Linus Pauling Science Center at $62.5 million. Another is the $10 million Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families. [5]

Oregon State University's Linus Pauling Institute received a five-year, $5.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to research aging, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative problems such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. [6]

Oregon State University recently received a $5 million gift from the Moore family to establish the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition, and Preventive Health in OSU's College of Health and Human Sciences. The center will build on the college's research on nutrition, childhood obesity and related topics. [7]

An Oregon State University research lab led by Gregory Rorrer has just been awarded a $2 million NSF grant to study Synthetic Biorefineries as part of the Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) program. [8]

Rod Dashwood, principal investigator of Oregon State University's Linus Pauling Institute, received $1.3 million from the National Institutes of Health to fund a five-year comparative study of the mechanisms of cancer chemoprevention. [9]

Oregon State University received a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to research forest ecosystems. The funding will allow the placement of battery-free, interactive sensors to enhance the data stream coming from the forest into campus laboratories. [10]

Oregon State University, Corvallis is classified as a Carnegie Research University, meaning the institution has very high research activity. The school has a particularly strong life science department, which helps make OSU one of the Northwest’s most highly ranked universities. [11]


[1] The National Science Foundation, 2012, TABLE 23. R&D expenditures in the life sciences at universities and colleges, ranked by all FY 2010 life sciences: FY 2007–10 and by subfield for FY 2010: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf12330/pdf/tab23.pdf
[2] Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, Ranking Table of NIH Funding (by Institution) to US Medical Schools in 2011, http://www.brimr.org/NIH_Awards/2011/NIH_Awards_2011.htm
[3] From OSU, July 2010, http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/osuresearchfunding
[4] OHSU http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/vision/collaborative-science-building.cfm
[5] From OSU news, July 8, 2010: http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2010/jul/osu-private-support-investments-spur-construction-jobs
[6] From Oregon State University - http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2003/oct/major-grant-focus-research-aging-disease-processes
[7] The Campaign for OSU January 1st, 2011 http://campaignforosu.org/news/pressreleases/current/0119_moore/index.htm
[8] ENG/EFRI FY 2012 Awards Announcement http://www.nsf.gov/eng/efri/fy12awards_PSBR.jsp
[9] From Oregon State University - http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/osuresearchfunding
[10] From Oregon State University - http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/spotlight/2006/01/11/watching-forests-breathe/
[11] From Carnegie Foundation fro the Advancement of Teaching, http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/lookup_listings/view_institution.php?unit_id=209542&start_page=institution.php&clq={%22first_letter%22%3A%22O%22}

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