$164.2 million in research funding in fiscal year 2022, the highest total in university history.
Georgia State ranks among the nation’s top 146 R1 universities.
$202.4 million total research expenditures in fiscal year 2020.
“At Georgia State, we’re advancing research that has the potential to significantly affect all of our lives. Today our faculty are producing transformative breakthroughs to tackle our most complex, pressing problems.”
Tim Denning, Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Most innovative university
in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World Report.
Consecutive years that research awards have exceeded $100 million.
Research centers, including six university-level centers focused on addressing critical quality-of-life issues such as cancer, obesity, brain health and infectious disease.
Increase in research expenditures over the past decade, making Georgia State one of the nation’s fastest-growing research institutions.
In 1996, Georgia State University earned a prestigious R1 designation by the Carnegie Foundation. Joining this elite category, reserved for the nation’s top research institutions, was a remarkable achievement.
From there, the doors opened to possibility — and we’ve never looked back.
Since 1996, our research expenditures have increased tenfold, from less than $20 million to $200 million. In 2022, university faculty earned $164.2 million in research funding — the highest total in university history and more than double the amount earned as recently as 2013. Thirty-nine investigators were awarded $1 million or more.
Our metamorphosis isn’t just about metrics. We’re home to world-class research facilities, including one of a few bio-safety level 4 labs in a university setting, dozens of collaborative research centers and numerous institutes focused on disciplines that range from neuroimaging to data science and health policy. Each day, our scientists are making life- and world-changing discoveries.
Now as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of earning our R1 status, we’re proud to say Georgia State has risen as a dynamic research institution and earned a competitive seat among the country’s best.
Few institutions have come so far, so fast. How did we do it?
- Visionary leaders who compelled the research community to invest in Georgia State’s potential.
- Strategic investment in a research infrastructure with innovative centers and advanced labs.
- Recruitment of renowned faculty to take the helm, advancing new ideas and bringing about record-setting research funding and expenditures for the university.
Our efforts are a testament to the power of human ingenuity and imagination — proof of what we can do when we put our minds together and are determined to find a brighter future for ourselves. It’s the way Georgia State has approached everything over more than a century of operation.