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DRI 2023 Annual Report

UNT had another historic year of research growth in fiscal year 2023 securing the highest-ever total of sponsored project awards with more than $86 million in funding from top national agencies such as the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. National Institutes of Health, and U.S. National Science Foundation. The university also forged collaborations across the North Texas region, state and nation bolstering its reputation in research.

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DRI 2022 Annual Report

In fiscal year 2022, the university increased its total research expenditures by more than $10 million. Faculty across disciplines made discoveries in everything from nanotechnology to Advanced Air Mobility technologies, earned top awards in their fields, and secured research funding from major national agencies such as the National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities and NASA.

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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.

Research Commercial Agreements 2021 Annual Report
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.

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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.

Research Commercial Agreements 2020 Annual Report
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.

Research snapshot 2020
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.