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The $ 800 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was signed into law on February 17th, 2009 by President Obama in order to combat current economic challenges. A significant portion of this funding is being dedicated to expanding support for basic and applied research at research institutions across the country.
The University of Pittsburgh is fortunate to already be a recipient of ARRA funds across a wide range of programs. To date, through the Office of Research, the university has received a total of 533 awards representing $209,832,449 of new or continued funding. Specifically, the University of Pittsburgh has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Education, the Health Resources and Services Administration and the National Science Foundation, including three prestigious NSF CAREER awards. Recent recipients are representative of the university as a whole, with individuals from various schools receiving grants. This funding will greatly benefit the local community through job creation and retention and will allow for pioneering research work to be performed across a broad range of investigation. `