Fattah Announces $1.5 Million in Research Grants to Philadelphia Institutions

Aug 14, 2013, 16:17 ET from Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), the leading Democratic appropriator for scientific research and the National Science Foundation (NSF), announced today that NSF has awarded five grants, totaling more than $1.5 million in awards for research institutions in Philadelphia. The NSF grants have been awarded to the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

The grant funding – three to Penn, one to Drexel, and one to CHOP—will go to projects focused on computer and information science, bio-nanotechnology, the effects of linguistics on higher education, digestion and immunity, and cell biology.

"Investing in scientific research is critical to maintaining America's competitiveness in a growing global economy," Congressman Fattah said. "The projects funded by these five grants have the potential to not only be transformative within the scientific community, but also impact the fields of education and technology. As our community continues to be a leader in cutting-edge science research, I will keep championing efforts to support these valuable studies."

For more information on individual projects via the NSF Award Abstracts database, please visit: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/

Fattah is the senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies, which oversees spending by the National Science Foundation and other science agencies.


SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah