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The Leadership Connect data science team looked at federal awards with public universities over the past five years to analyze how much government work they receive and which offices work with each school. We then compare a school to their peers. We are posting our findings for the Top 20 Public schools according to U.S. News’ popular ranking.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ties with the University of Florida at#5.

Some individuals who may have been involved in federal spend decisions with the university include Governor Roy Cooper; their Chief of Staff Kristi Jones; their Communications Director Ford Porter; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Dr. Kevin M. Guskiewicz; Vice Chancellor and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Kamrhan Farwell; Associate Vice Chancellor, Research, Federal Affairs and Research Communications Don Hobart; and Director, Federal Affairs Kelly Mixon Dockham.

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Funding Office NameFunding Department/AgencyTotal Number of AwardsTop NAICS CodesTotal Dollars Obligated
National Heart, Lung and Blood InstituteUnited States Department of Health and Human Services19541715$37,110,552
Office of Cancer SurvivorshipUnited States Department of Health and Human Services6541990$20,810,188
Center for Global HealthUnited States Department of Health and Human Services22541711$12,594,649
Office of Acquisitions and Grants ServicesUnited States Department of Health and Human Services6541714$8,015,824
Office of Mission SupportUnited States Environmental Protection Agency7541620$5,070,319
NASA Shared Services CenterNational Aeronautics and Space Administration14$4,210,311
Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational BiologyUnited States Department of Health and Human Services5541714$4,000,000
U.S. Army Medical Research and Development CommandUnited States Department of Defense2541715$2,581,005
Federal Insurance and Mitigation AdministrationUnited States Department of Homeland Security1541990$2,025,386
Center for Risk and Integrated SciencesUnited States Department of Health and Human Services8611310$1,883,210
Division of Engineering ServicesUnited States Department of Health and Human Services2611710$1,624,278
National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationUnited States Department of Commerce7541712$1,607,675
Defense Health AgencyUnited States Department of Defense1541690$1,600,000
Office of Research and DevelopmentUnited States Environmental Protection Agency7541990$1,557,297
National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationUnited States Department of Transportation4541712$1,485,534
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (N093)United States Department of Defense20923110$1,365,613
Acquisition IntegrationUnited States Department of Defense5611310$1,305,470
U.S. Special Operations CommandUnited States Department of Defense1541715$1,266,802
Naval Supply Systems CommandUnited States Department of Defense9611310$1,250,105


Jaycie Risch

Business Development, Leadership Connect. We are a data-driven decision intelligence company focused on the public sector. We enable over 40,000 top-performers, leaders and new hires to make better and faster decisions every day in the policy and procurement communities.