Facts and Figures

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

The Office of Educational Research (OER) completed its annual report outlining data on externally funded projects and grant activities in the College of Education (COE). Faculty productivity and efforts toward securing external funding remain high and have surpassed fiscal year (FY) 2017 in (a) dollar amount of currently funded projects, (b) dollar amount of research funding by faculty member, (c) dollar amount of research expenditures, (d) number of collaborative newly funded awards, (e) dollar amount of collaborative newly funded awards, (f) number of collaborative currently funded projects, and (g) dollar amount of collaborative currently funded projects.

The following represents a summary of external funding activities for FY 2018.

COE faculty members in all schools and centers submitted 103 proposals, requesting over $70 million in external funding. Proposals were submitted to 51 agencies.

Research funding per faculty member totaled $779,917, which is 15% higher than the previous fiscal year. Of the 199 COE faculty members eligible to submit proposals, 42 (21%) received external funding as PI or Co-PI and submitted at least one proposal.

COE Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs received funding for 53 new awards totaling over $35 million. These new awards included contracts or grants from the U.S. Department of Education (U.S. ED), including IES, the National Science Foundation, and the Florida Department of Education.

Of the total dollar amount of newly funded awards, 33% was funded by federal agencies or organizations, and 36% was funded by state agencies or organizations.

COE schools and centers have 135 currently funded projects totaling over $155 million. Of the total dollar amount of currently funded projects, 60% was funded by federal agencies or organizations. The COE experienced a 21% increase in the total dollar amount of currently funded projects as compared to the previous fiscal year.