DRI 2021 Annual Report

2021 was a transformative year in research. Regardless of the challenges of the global pandemic, we had one of the most productive years of research in UNT's history. Awards were up more than 25% with a record-breaking $50 million in new contracts and grants awarded to our researchers. We saw a dramatic 17% increase in the value of proposals and a 20% increase in research expenditures.

RCA 2021 Annual Report

In FY 2021, Research Commercial Agreements (RCA) continued the successes from FY 2020 with high levels of customer service, fast and professional contracting for faculty researchers and explosive growth in the number of licenses. The unit’s radical change in FY 2020 to mix servicing all research contracts with our technology transfer services continued to drive RCA's success.

DRI 2020 Annual Report

Despite the challenges of this past year with the global pandemic, UNT’s Division of Research and Innovation had an incredible year. More faculty than ever are engaged in sponsored research, and collaborations with national agencies, laboratories and industries are all on the rise. All of this helps us continue our momentum and reinforce our reputation as a world-class research university.

RCA 2020 Annual Report

UNT’s Research Commercial Agreements (RCA) unit within the Division of Research and Innovation began its first year of operations in FY 2020. The restructured area combines the research contracting function of the division with the commercialization unit, providing a single point of interaction for research connected to sponsors, licensees and collaborators not involved with federal grants.

UNT Research Snapshot 2020

An interdisciplinary approach to innovation has cemented UNT’s status as a Tier One research university. The Division of Research and Innovation is dedicated to expanding the research enterprise at the university by helping faculty and student researchers push the boundaries of their fields. This past year, the university garnered record amounts of research funding and licensing revenue, but it’s only the beginning.