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Annual Report: Driven by the Search

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Over the past five years, our sponsored projects have been consistently on the rise, and this past fiscal year, Pitt surpassed $1 billion in research expenditures for external awards. That puts us 15th in an elite group of American universities. Our annual report highlights our research.

Read the Pitt Research Annual Report >>

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Corporate and Foundation Relations Guidance Available for Some Sponsors’ Indirect Cost Policies

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Many local and regional foundations that support research have policies regarding indirect costs for research projects. The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) maintains a list of organizations and their indirect costs policies along with guidance on whether an indirect costs waiver is needed. Research administrators and faculty are encouraged to review the list to assist with budget planning. Questions about the indirect cost list can be directed to

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Two Faculty Receive NIH New Innovator Awards

Tagbo Niepa and Alok Joglekar Receive NIH New Innovator Awards

Tagbo Niepa, assistant professor of chemical and petroleum engineering in the Swanson School of Engineering, is working to enhance human health by capturing healthy microbes, to deliver them back to the body when needed.

Alok Joglekar, assistant professor at the Center for Systems Immunology and the Department of Immunology in the School of Medicine, is focusing on engineering molecules to manipulate T cells of the immune system to boost tumor-killing prowess in cancer or suppress them from attacking healthy tissues in autoimmune diseases.

Both researchers received New Innovator Awards from the National Institutes of Health, which funds “exceptionally creative scientists proposing high-risk, high-impact research.”


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Preparing for the New NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan

Tuesday, Dec. 6, from noon - 1 p.m. (virtual)

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is offering this session on NIH's new Policy for Data Management and Sharing (DMS Policy), which goes into effect on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, and requires NIH-funded researchers to submit a plan outlining how scientific data from their research will be managed and shared.
Learn more and register >>

Research Resources  

To Commercialize Your Research

If you want to translate your research from the classroom or the lab to the market, the Innovation Institute has curated resources to help you accelerate on the path from research to impact. Innovation Commercialization Resources >>


Ready to Submit an Invention Disclosure

Take the first step in seeking patent protection (or any other form of intellectual property protection) for your innovation and determine its commercial potential. Invention Disclosure Form >>

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Digging Into the Deepest Past of Indigenous Americans

Archeologist James Adavasio, then teaching at Pitt, excavates Meadowcroft Rockshelter near Pittsburgh with a group of students, uncovering campfire remains carbon dated as 19,000 years old - showing that Indigenous people were in North America thousands of years earlier than the prevailing theories indicated. Meadowcroft remains one of the oldest known sites of human habitation in North America and is a National Historic Landmark.