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 has been sustained, and efforts toward securing external funding remain active.
The following represents a summary of external funding activities for fiscal year (FY) 2014:

COE faculty members in all schools and centers submitted 104 proposals, requesting $61.8 million in external funding. This represents a 92.0% increase in the total dollar amount of proposals as compared to the prior fiscal year. Proposals were submitted to 48 agencies.

Research funding per faculty member totaled over $447,527. This represents a 14.9% increase in research funding per faculty member compared to the previous fiscal year. Of the 193 COE faculty members eligible to submit proposals, 61 (31.6%) submitted proposals for external funding as principal investigator (PI) or Co-PI.

COE PIs and Co-PIs received funding for 35 new awards totaling over $15.9 million. These new awards included two contracts from the NIH, two contracts from the US DOE (Office of Special Education Programs), one contract from the US DOE – IES, and one from the NSF. Of the total dollar amount of newly funded awards, 39% was funded by federal agencies or organizations. The COE experienced a 97.9% increase in the total dollar amount of newly funded awards, nearly doubling its newly funded award total dollar amount as compared to the previous fiscal year.

COE schools and centers have 84 currently funded projects totaling over $86.3 million. Of the total dollar amount of currently funded projects, 68% was funded by federal agencies or organizations. The COE experienced a 16.1% increase in the total dollar amount of currently funded projects as compared to the previous fiscal year.