FIU continues building research infrastructure to support the goals of research breakthroughs and discoveries. Research at FIU focuses on addressing scientific challenges, as well as the social and economic needs of Florida and the nation. The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) provides leadership in research administration, supports the endeavors of the University’s research community, and ensures the responsible stewardship of research activities. ORED accomplishes its mission by minimizing the impediments to research activity, promoting research conduct that meets the highest standards of ethical integrity, and ensuring that research activity is compliant with all local, state, and federal regulations.
Within the context of increasingly competitive research funding and shrinking budgets for state and federal agencies, fiscal year 2014-2015 marked the sixth consecutive year with research awards exceeding $100 million. Additionally, research expenditures grew to $132.5M in 2013-2014, and we expect the 2014-2015 research expenditures to exceed last year’s amount.