February 12, 2019
College of Arts and Sciences has record year for grants awarded and research expenditures
The College of Arts and Sciences set a new college record with more than $49.9 million in research expenditures on the recently submitted Higher Education Research and Development Survey for fiscal year 2018. The National Science Foundation requests data from universities across the country each year to measure the total amount of dollars spent on research and development. The survey measures both spending through extramural awards — including from federal, state, and private foundations and agencies — and institutionally funded research.
The college also set a new record for the highest dollar amount of awards received in fiscal year 2018, with a total of more than $33 million plus an $18.2 million research and education collaboration agreement between Schlumberger and the geology department.
The College of Arts and Sciences is a leader in funding from several federal agencies. Of the total amount of extramural awards received by the entire university in fiscal year 2018, the College of Arts and Sciences received $10.7 million in grants from the National Science Foundation, which is 57.6 percent of the share received by the entire university. For funding from U.S. Department of Energy, the college received $5.7 million, or nearly 70 percent, of all funding coming to the university from this agency. The college also received more than any other campus entity from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at $9.7 million or 47 percent of the total amount received by the university.