January 4, 2010

JHU’s use of ARRA funding showcased in new Web site

Johns Hopkins University recently unveiled a new Web site to showcase how research funding made available in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is being put to work on our campuses.

The site, http://web.jhu.edu/economic_stimulus/index.html, includes a listing of all ARRA-funded grants received by university faculty as well as information on the economic impact and stories on some of the more than 300 projects that have been funded to date.

“As the national economy emerges from the recession and we look toward future federal budgets, we feel it is critical to keep both policy-makers and the public informed about how JHU is making use of ARRA dollars,” said Tom Lewis, interim vice president for government, community and public affairs.

As the nation’s leading research institution with more than $1.6 billion in annual research and development spending, according to the most recent data from the National Science Foundation, Johns Hopkins was well-positioned to take advantage of the unprecedented influx of research funding made available through ARRA.

To date, Johns Hopkins faculty have received nearly $160 million in ARRA funds from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, which will be expended over two years.

The Web site will be updated periodically to reflect additional awards and to highlight some of the research being undertaken with ARRA dollars.