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University increases extramural funding for seventh straight year

Annual reportTotal extramural funding garnered by Kansas State University has increased for the seventh year in a row. Although the coronavirus aid bill funding received in FY 2020 and FY 2021 made the apparent totals for those years artificially high, the FY 2023 total of $225 million is the highest ever total for the university and represents a $43.3 million, or 23.8%, increase in actual external support relative to FY 2022 and a $72.6 million, or 47.7%, increase relative to FY 2021.

In FY 2023, K-State researchers obtained 1,097 awards. These awards include a 19.4% increase in federal funding relative to FY 2022, with the largest increase in funding coming from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Economic development and technology transfer are significant focus areas, as is growth in the number of strategic partnerships. K-State Innovation Partners, the university’s technology commercialization, economic development and corporate engagement unit, facilitated more than $7 million in total licensing revenue in FY 2023 and 22 new license agreements. Additionally, over the last decade, 27 companies and 1,100 employees have been attracted to the region. K-State received the 2023 Association of Public Land-grant Universities Innovation and Economic Prosperity University Award, which recognizes exemplary and innovative case studies of economic engagement impact.