Wed. 7:45 p.m.: YSU grant awards hit nine-year high

YOUNGSTOWN – Youngstown State University earned $8.9 million in research and service grants this year, according to a press release from the university.

This is the highest amount the university has received in nine years.

The Office of Research Services’ fiscal year 2018 report shows faculty and staff were awarded 94 grants. By comparison, there were 60 grant awards totaling $4.6 million during fiscal year 2015.

The university also established research collaborations with eight foreign countries, 12 industry partners, 21 universities and 75 other sponsors, ranging from Lockheed Martin and the National Science Foundation to Mercy Health and several local school districts.

This is the second report released this year that focuses on the impact of the university’s research activities.

Read more in Thursday’s Tribune Chronicle.