MSU Economic Stimulus Funding: News and Impact

Recovery act drives MSU research

Last updated Feb. 13, 2012

Funded projects create jobs, spur innovation


As part of the federal government’s nearly $800 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), more than $15 billion is being awarded to research institutions nationwide by a variety of federal funding agencies. As of today, MSU has received $55.8 million in grants.

In addition, MSU has received $35.7 million from the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund via the state of Michigan’s Department of Education. The State Fiscal Stabilization funds were awarded to help offset the reduction in overall state financial support. MSU is using the funds to restore the Michigan Promise scholarship and to support the Michigan State University Extension and Michigan Agriculture Experiment Station programs.

Michigan State University is among the world’s premier research institutions, and the funds it receives through ARRA will have a positive impact on the local community, Michigan and the nation as they spur innovation, create jobs and further research addressing some of society’s most pressing challenges.  

MSU has already begun receiving ARRA grants and has submitted nearly 200 grant proposals that will be considered over the coming months. The stimulus funding, which must be used within two years, will provide increases in federal support across many academic disciplines.

This Web page will include the latest news on stimulus funding awarded to MSU researchers, as well as a roundup of all stimulus projects, including the focus of the research and how the money is being used.


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