Research funding at the University of Kentucky broke the $300 million mark for the first time during fiscal 2010, which ended June 30.
The 31.5 percent yearly increase to $337,623,982 was largely due to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which accounted for $64.5 million of the total.
The university's research funding total for fiscal year 2008 was $256,740,712.
UK vice president for research James W. Tracy said total research awards were up more than seven percent and federal awards increased almost 20 percent.
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"...With the university working harder than ever to commercialize our discoveries and innovations, the impact will be felt for years to come," said UK president Lee Todd in a statement.