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Research News

From the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Fall 1995 Vol. 27, No. 1

WSU's External Funding Exceeds $25 Million

Through the hard work and dedication of Wright State's faculty and staff, external funding exceeded $25 million in fiscal year 1995 for the first time. The exact total received was $25,207,174 - an increase of 9% from the previous year's awards. Research and development activities exceeded $16 million.

Proposal activity was also strong. In FY 1995 the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs processed and submitted 631 proposals for the university community. External sponsors funded 439 awards.

The Federal Government continues to award a major portion of Wright State University's externally funded programs. Of the total dollars awarded for FY 95, federal agencies awarded approximately $15 million or 60%. These funds came primarily from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Education, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Defense, NASA, and the National Science Foundation.

Industrial firms provided in excess of 3.4 million dollars or almost 14% of all FY 95 funding.

In spite of a lagging economy and tightening federal research budgets, Wright State has been able to maintain viable basic and applied research programs. This fiscal year, faculty and staff received $16,038,848 for basic and applied research projects, just short of the FY 1993 high of $16,131,587.

As a metropolitan university, WSU has established both a leadership role in the region and a strong public service component in its sponsored programs activities. This year, twenty-seven public service projects totalling $1,464,295 were awarded to faculty and staff.

The staff of Research and Sponsored Programs congratulates Wright State faculty and staff who have received external funds and recognizes the efforts of all proposal writers at Wright State. (For a list of current awards, see Awards.)

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