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) 2018 in (a) dollar amount of proposal submissions, (b) number of proposal submissions, (c) number of collaborative proposal submissions, (d) dollar amount of collaborative proposal submissions, (e) number of collaborative currently funded projects, (f) dollar amount of research expenditures, and (g) dollar amount of funding per faculty member.

The following represents a summary of external funding activities for FY 2019.

COE faculty members in all schools and centers submitted 156 proposals, requesting over $76 million in external funding. Proposals were submitted to 70 agencies.

Research funding per faculty member totaled $995,001, which is 20% higher than the previous fiscal year. Of the 108 COE faculty members eligible to submit proposals, 56 (52%) received external funding as PI or Co-PI and submitted at least one proposal.

COE Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs received funding for 72 new awards totaling over $25 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, 20% was funded by federal agencies or organizations, 40% was funded by subcontracts, and 15% was funded by private organizations.

COE schools and centers have 74 currently funded projects totaling over $102 million. Of the total dollar amount of currently funded projects, 61% was funded by federal agencies or organizations. The COE experienced a 50% increase in number of currently funded projects as compared to the previous fiscal year.