Facts and Figures

The Office of Educational Research (OER) has helped College of Education (COE) faculty build an impressive track record for winning large, competitive grants.

The OER completed its annual report outlining data on externally funded projects and grant activities in the COE. Faculty productivity and efforts toward securing external funding remain high and have surpassed fiscal year (FY) 2015 data in multiple areas.
The following represents a summary of external funding activities for FY 2016:

COE faculty members in all schools and centers submitted 96 proposals, requesting almost $62 million in external funding. Proposals were submitted to 38 agencies.

Research funding per faculty member totaled $560,950, which is 9.3% higher than the previous fiscal year. Of the 182 COE faculty members eligible to submit proposals, 38 (21%) received external funding as Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI, and 43 (24%) submitted at least one proposal.

COE Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs received funding for 47 new awards totaling over $15 million. These new awards included four contracts from the United States Department of Education (US ED) Institute of Education Sciences, one contract from the US ED Office of English Language Acquisition, two contracts from the National Science Foundation, one contract from the National Institutes of Health, and one contract from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Of the total dollar amount of newly funded awards, 31% was funded by federal agencies or organizations, and 48% was funded by state agencies or organizations.


COE schools and centers have 117 currently funded projects totaling over $102 million. Of the total dollar amount of currently funded projects, 69% was funded by federal agencies or organizations. The COE experienced a 5% increase in the total dollar amount of currently funded projects as compared to the previous fiscal year.