Research Funding

MSE faculty are leading numerous research projects, which are supported by an average of $4-5 million annually. 

A significant portion of this funding comes from federal grants: U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and all branches of the military, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), NASA, National Science Foundation (NSF), Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)/NIOSH.

Another part comes from State (Science Foundation Arizona SFAZ) or private foundations.

Finally, industry (from small start-up companies to large international corporations) provides much of the remainder funding, which provide both for graduate research assistantships and support for undergraduates conducting research on a project.


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