Danforth Center Projected to Exceed 2008 Grants and Contracts Forecast by $1.3 Million

Center Is Also a Leader in Keeping Overhead Costs Low

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 9 (Science Center News) — While the New Year is only nine days old, 2008 is shaping up to be a successful year for the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, as the grant and contract funding for support of Center scientists is projected to exceed forecasted goals by 15 percent or $1.3 million. The Center receives grants and contracts from federal and state research agencies, private sector companies, and foundations and individuals.

“The fact that we are projected to exceed the 2008 grant and contract goals established in 2004 by a substantial percentage is a clear indication that granting agencies like the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Science Foundation, and others are confident of the capabilities and high-quality research of the Danforth Center,” said Danforth Center President Dr. Roger N. Beachy. “When the grant and contract goals were established with the Board of Trustees in 2004, I thought the goals were ambitious, so exceeding the 2008 goal by 15 percent is very promising for future research at the Center. I am proud of our scientists, and their commitment to excellence.”

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