Wright State University's faculty and institutes receive millions of dollars in grants and funding each year to continue or initiate innovative research projects that have the ability to change the world as we know it.

  • The Wright State Research Institute, through its Defense Aerospace Graduate Studies Institute, is working with its sister institutions of higher education to build an aerospace curriculum that links education and training, research, technology commercialization, and new job creation for the Dayton region and the state of Ohio. Ohio will invest $11.4 million in the effort over two years.
  • The Air Force awarded $6.4 million in contracts to a regional consortium of companies led by the Wright State Research Institute for research designed to help improve human performance in dealing with terrorist threats, combat fatigue, and other defense issues.
  • The National Institutes of Health awarded Thomas L. Brown, Ph.D., professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Physiology & The Program in Microbiology and Immunology, a five-year grant of more than $1.5 million to investigate the underlying factors that can cause preeclampsia and pregnancy-related disorders that lead to premature birth.