2022 Snapshot

Total Support for Research
Awards & Gifts

$657.9 Million
4,036 Awards & Gifts

Proposals Submitted

$2.3 Billion

Research Expenditures

$582.8 Million

CU Boulder's research and creative works portfolio continues to show strong growth year-over-year. Fiscal year 2022 (FY22) saw over $657 million in total support for research and creative work and over $582 million in expenditures. Achieving continued growth starts with proposals with FY22 having $2.3 billion in proposals submitted.

Federal agency funding continues to be a pillar to CU Boulder’s sponsored projects portfolio along with greater support coming through projects with industry, other universities, international partners and gift support of research from foundations, private entities and individuals. Collaborations both nationally and internationally are integral to the robust nature of research, and included:

  • Over $104 million in subawards and subcontracts issued in FY22 and 896 active partners involved in CU Boulder lead projects;
  • Over $9 million in service activity agreements executed for service activities that provide a valuable approach to enhance relationships, increase research funding, utilize university facilities or equipment with excess capacity and provide student job opportunities;
  • Completed 1,295 agreements such as non-disclosure and materials transfer agreements with partners and potential partners that create the building blocks for future funded awards.

Growth in sponsored projects also includes increasing compliance reporting requirements from sponsors. Many of these requirements are in the form of progress, technical, performance, and property reports (deliverables). In FY22 3,134 deliverable records were tracked for submission.