The past year has heralded much to celebrate at Baylor University. Well before Baylor achieved R1 recognition, Baylor faculty met and exceeded stretch institutional goals to advance significant research that addresses key societal challenges.
Numerous milestones from the last year include:
- The Global Flourishing Study, at $43.4 million, became the largest funded research project in Baylor history.
- Baylor University met and exceeded the Give Light philanthropic campaign’s $1.1 billion goal, providing significant funding for research including more than 20 endowed chair positions.
- The Postdoctoral Scholars Program more than doubled the number of postdoctoral researchers on campus.
Countless members of the Baylor Family— faculty, research staff, administrators, donors and more— advanced the Baylor mission through their efforts and generosity, supporting the vision and fueling Baylor’s pursuit of preeminence as a Christian research university.
Global Flourishing Study
In 2021, Baylor celebrated the largest funded research project in University history with the launch of The Global Flourishing Study (GFS)—a $43.4 million, five-year initiative surveying 240,000 individuals in 22 countries to investigate the factors that determine human flourishing.
Give Light and the Foster Academic Challenge
The generosity of the Baylor Family has dramatically accelerated the University’s research growth and capacity for future expansion. In 2022, Give Light, Baylor’s fundraising campaign, surpassed the $1.1 billion mark in overall giving.
Postdoctoral Scholars Program
In just three years, Baylor has nearly doubled the number of postdoctoral researchers (postdocs) on campus through the Postdoctoral Scholars Program. Nearly $12 million in investment has enabled Baylor to grow from 37 postdoctoral researchers in 2019 to nearly 90 heading into the 2022-23 academic year.