UM researchers keep outdoing themselves when
it comes to bringing in grants for their work. Funded research topped $39 million for
fiscal year 2000, an increase from $31.4 million in fiscal year 1999.
President George Dennison has called for external research funding to reach $50 million
by 2005. Grant funding has increased each year during Dennisons tenure, which began
in 1990 (see graph).
Two internationally renowned scientists biological sciences Adjunct Research
Professor Jerry Bromenshenk, known for his use of honeybees to detect environmental
pollutants, and forestry Professor Steve Running, whose team wrote software for
NASAs Terra satellite, top the list as the Universitys highest funded
researchers. Each brought in more than $2 million in external funding during fiscal year