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Research News

From the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Fall 1996 Vol. 28, No. 1

  • $26.1M - another new high for extramural funding.
  • 210 faculty and staff members submitted 651 proposals.
  • 144 faculty and staff members received 457 awards.


WSU's External Funding Tops $2.6 Million

The numbers are in . . . and Wright State University faculty and staff have again set a new record for external funding for the 1996 fiscal year. Exceeding last year's record by nearly $1 million, the exact total received for the period ending June 30, 1996, is $26,104,256.

Proposal submission numbers for this period climbed, too. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs processed and submitted 651 proposals (vs. 631 proposals last year) on behalf of 210 faculty and staff during fiscal year 1996. Of these, 457 projects were funded, compared to 439 awards in FY 95. Successful awardees comprise 69 percent or 144 of the 210 faculty and staff who submitted applications.

Wright State's sponsors are represented at all levels. Federal agencies, primarily the National Institutes of Health, Department of Education, Department of Defense, NASA and the National Science Foundation, account for approximately $14 million or 54 percent of the $26 million total. Industrial firms provided in excess of $3.1 million or almost 12 percent of the FY 96 funding.

Congratulations to all Wright State recipients of external funding and to those who submitted proposals. Your hard work and dedication resulted in another record-breaking year. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs looks forward to working with all new and returning faculty and staff in 1996-97. For a list of current awards, see Awards section.

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