In 1998 Kentucky legislators invested $110 million in general fund appropriations to support Bucks for Brains at the state’s research and regional universities. They reinforced that commitment with an additional $120 million in 2000 and another $120 million in 2005. Then in 2008, the General Assembly authorized $50 million in General Fund supported bonds. One-third of this appropriation has been allocated to the University of Louisville.
This funding, combined with private support, has enabled the University of Louisville to recruit and retain world-renowned faculty to work alongside current outstanding faculty. In return, these scholars are creating economic opportunity, enhancing the education of our students and drawing international attention to the university with significant breakthroughs, including numerous medical discoveries that will lead to a better quality of life for people everywhere.