Texas Pharmacy Rises to #8 Nationally for Total Research Funding

By Nick Nobel
June 15, 2021
#8 Total Research Funding Rank for UT Pharmacy.

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy moved up in several research funding categories, as reported in the newly-released rankings from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). The college rose to #8 nationally in total research funding during the 2019-2020 fiscal year, compared to #9 in 2018-2019.

This marks 2019-2020 research grant funding for the college at $23,598,010, more than any other pharmacy school in the state of Texas. These rankings show the overwhelming skill and talent of researchers and faculty at the college, and the institution’s commitment to public health and innovation.

Compared to the 2018-2019 fiscal year, UT Pharmacy saw strong rankings across multiple areas. Federal grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) rose to #16, compared to #21. Total federal awards moved up to #21 from #32, and for non-federal awards, the college remains at #3 nationally.

"The latest pharmacy research funding rankings from AACP confirm that The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is one of the top pharmacy research institutions in the nation," says Samuel M. Poloyac, dean of the UT College of Pharmacy. "Our consistent rise in rank across the board shows the results of our college’s commitment to research innovation, and we will continue to use all available resources to support our researchers and their important work."

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), founded in 1900, is the national organization representing pharmacy education in the United States. Its mission is to lead and partner with its members in advancing pharmacy education, research, scholarship, practice and service to improve societal health.