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2004-2005 is another record year for external funding
Miami faculty and staff received more than $22 million last year in external grants, contracts and technology transfer fees - the second year in a row for a record level of external funding.
This amount, which does not include funding for student financial aid, represents a 23 percent increase in external funding from 2003-2004 and an 89 percent increase from 2002-2003, according to Miami's office for the advancement of research and scholarship (OARS).
The funding includes more than $21.5 million in academic grants and contracts and nearly a half million dollars in technology transfer and license fees.
Of the 329 awards received July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005, research grants accounted for 69 percent, while 25 percent were for instruction and four percent for service. Two percent were for license fees.
Funding from federal sources was at an all-time high of nearly $13.5 million, representing 61 percent of external funding and license fees. Sixteen percent of external funding came from the state of Ohio. The largest single source of funding was the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with more than $3.3 million.
Other gains this year include a 77 percent gain in industry funding, up to $2.7 million and accounting for 12 percent of external funding; and a 10 percent gain in royalties and licenses from intellectual property.
Miami attracts gifted scholars with a passion for advanced research and scholarship as well as a deep passion for teaching, explains John Hughes, associate provost for research and dean of the Graduate School. Significant scholarship is often expensive, and I am pleased that external agencies are willing to invest in the efforts of Miamis teacher-scholars.
The full version of Academic Grants and Contracts 2004-2005 Annual Report is available in PDF format from the OARS Web site at www.muohio.edu/oars.