SUMMARY OF EXTERNAL AWARDS
     for the period July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1997

 

           Annual Report from the Office of Research

  

             As one of the Nation's land grant universities, the University of Wyoming executes several missions:  to educate its students, conduct research, and provide service and outreach.  These missions are vitally interwoven at the University in a strong, vigorous, academic community which serves the State of Wyoming.

              Outstanding basic and applied research and creative activity at the University promotes excellence in the classroom, and also can result in regional, national, and international recognition for the institution.  Certainly this recognition enhances the value of every degree granted by the University of Wyoming.  Consequently, superior research and scholarly activity is of direct benefit to the University, its students, and its alumni.

              Through the activities of our students, our faculty, and our staff, the University of Wyoming is involved in a wide range of creative endeavors.  Members of the University community are actively engaged in the creative and performing arts, and conduct basic and applied research in most of our disciplines.  During fiscal year 1997, the University of Wyoming submitted 565 proposals to potential sources for funding to support these research and creative activities. 

              This report contains a summary of the external awards which were granted to the University during fiscal year 1997.  From July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1997, the University received 754 awards for funding from external sources totaling $39,741,589.  Table 1 summarizes these awards by college/unit within the University and Table 2 provides a summary by the source of the funds.  Tables 3 through 10 summarize the funds awarded by sponsor for departments within the University.

              The largest portion of the total external funds granted to the University in fiscal year 1997 was received from the federal government (61%).  The various federal agencies awarded $24,249,000 to the University for research and other activities.  This continued federal support demonstrates a high degree of confidence in the quality of the University's research programs, and it speaks to the high caliber of our faculty and staff.  State of Wyoming agencies awarded $8,772,000 (22%), and $6,676,000 (17%) was granted to the University from industry and other private organizations.

              Indirect costs at the University of Wyoming are calculated by federal audit which establishes the rate by which the University may recover funds to reimburse costs it incurs that relate to research activity sponsored by the federal government.  The approved federal indirect cost rate for sponsored projects is 41% of modified total direct costs.  Of the actual amount collected on a fiscal year basis, 75 percent reimburses general University expenses, five percent is allocated to the Office of Research, and on an as-earned basis, 15 percent is distributed to the Department, and five percent to the relevant College.  The dollar amount of the indirect costs collected during FY97 and returned to each of the colleges on this basis is shown in Table 11.

              Total contracts and grants awarded to the University of Wyoming during FY97 represents a record amount of external funding for the eleventh consecutive year.  The graph on page 13 shows the increases in total contracts and grants each fiscal year from FY87 through FY97.

 


             TABLE 1

                 TOTAL SPONSORED AWARDS BY COLLEGE/UNIT

       for the period July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1997

 

 

College

Sponsored Project Awards

Percent of Total

Agriculture

4,442,000

11.2

Arts & Sciences

10,634,000

26.8

Business

181,000

0.5

Education

470,000

1.1

Engineering

7,117,000

17.9

Health Sciences

1,922,000

4.8

Law

60,000

0.2

NON-COLLEGE

 

 

  Student Affairs: SEO, Student

    Financial Aids, Student Loans

6,405,000

16.1

  Other:  AHC, Art Museum, EORI,

    Fleet Operations, Graduate School,

    IER, International Programs,

    Library, MAMTC, SBDC, VP Research,

    WWRC, etc.

8,511,000

21.4

TOTAL

39,742,000

100


             TABLE 2

DISTRIBUTION OF AWARDS BY SPONSOR

       for the period July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1997

        (the number of departments within the college involved with the sponsor  is shown in parentheses after the amount)

                                (numbers represent thousands of dollars)

 

Agency

 

Agriculture

Arts &

Sciences

 

Business

 

Education

 

Engineering

Health

Sciences

 

Law

 

Other

 

Total

Air Force

 

756 (4)

 

 

 

 

 

15 (1)

771 (5)

Army

111 (2)

60 (1)

 

 

297 (1)

 

 

52 (1)

520 (5)

Commerce

 

24 (1)

 

 

 

82 (1)

 

 

106 (2)

DOD

 

 

 

 

 

25 (2)

 

 

25 (2)

DOE (includes WRI)

150 (1)

246 (2)

 

 

50 (1)

 

 

1 (1)

447 (5)

DOT

 

 

 

 

611 (2)

 

 

 

611 (2)

Education

 

 

 

 

 

703 (1)

60 (1)

6,191 (2)

6,954 (4)

EPA

 

289 (3)

 

 

70 (1)

 

 

 

359 (4)

Interior

52 (2)

700 (6)

 

 

 

 

 

179 (2)

931 (10)

JTPA (Labor)

31 (1)

 

90 (1)

 

 

 

 

3 (1)

124 (4)

NASA

 

563 (2)

 

 

351 (2)

 

 

 

914 (4)

Navy

 

132 (1)

 

 

281 (2)

 

 

 

413 (3)

National Academy of Science

 

 

 

 

74 (1)

 

 

 

74 (1)

NSF

709 (3)

3,987 (9)

10 (1)

 

2,848 (4)

 

 

1,036 (4)

8,590 (21)

NIH

918 (3)

282 (2)

 

 

 

313 (3)

 

 

1,513 (8)

SBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

324 (1)

324 (1)

USDA

860 (9)

455 (3)

 

11 (1)

 

 

 

4 (1)

1,330 (14)

USIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

134 (1)

134 (1)

WCH/WCA/NEH/NEA

 

18 (5)

 

6 (1)

 

 

 

130 (2)

154 (8)

Wyoming State Agencies

417 (6)

1,382 (10)

13 (1)

279 (5)

1,201 (3)

575 (4)

 

4,905 (13)

8,772 (41)

Industry

555 (5)

796 (6)

 

50 (1)

644 (5)

2 (1)

 

1,137 (4)

3,184 (22)

Other (private)

639 (9)

944 (14)

68 (2)

124 (2)

690 (5)

222 (3)

 

805 (10)

3,492 (45)

TOTAL

4,442

10,634

181

470

7,117

1,922

60

14,916

39,742


             TABLE 3

     AWARDS BY SPONSOR

     COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

       for the period July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1997

 

              TOTAL:  $4,442,000

       NUMBER OF AWARDS:  132

  (numbers represent thousands of dollars)

 

 

 

Agency

 

 

Agricultural

Economics

Agricultural

Experiment

Station

 

 

Animal

Science

 

 

Cooperative

Extension

 

 

Dean's

Office

 

Family & Consumer Sciences

 

 

Molecular

Biology

 

Plant, Soil &

Insect Sciences

Rangeland Ecology & Watershed

Management

 

 

Veterinary

Sciences

Army

 

 

61

 

 

 

 

50

 

 

DOE

 

 

 

 

 

 

150

 

 

 

Interior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40

 

12

Labor

 

 

 

 

31

 

 

 

 

 

NSF

 

 

 

 

 

 

432

100

177

 

NIH

 

 

95

 

 

50

773

 

 

 

USDA

21

134

28

4

162

 

20

336

43

112

Wyoming State Agencies

 

 

 

 

13

31

126

6

119

122

Industry

63

 

34

 

 

 

284

113

64

 

Other (private)

25

 

28

14

160

31

91

127

74

89

TOTAL

109

134

246

18

366

112

1,873

772

477

335


             TABLE 4

     AWARDS BY SPONSOR

     COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

       for the period July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1997

 

              TOTAL:  $10,634,000

       NUMBER OF AWARDS:  260

  (numbers represent thousands of dollars)

 

 

Agency

Afrn

Amer

Stud

Amer

Ind

Stud

 

Amer

Stud

 

 

Anth

 

 

Art

 

 

Bot

 

 

Chem

 

Co/

MM

 

Comp

Sci

 

Cult

Outr

 

 

Engl

 

Geog

&Rec

 

 

Geol

 

 

Hist

 

 

Math

 

Modn

Lang

 

 

Musc

 

 

Phil

 

Phys

&Astr

 

Pol

Sci

 

 

Psyc

 

 

Soc

 

 

Stat

Surv

Res Ctr

 

 

Thea

 

Womn

Stud

 

 

Zool

Army

 

 

 

 

 

 

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air Force

 

 

 

 

 

 

452

 

51

 

 

 

225

 

 

 

 

 

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commerce

 

 

 

 

 

24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOE(WRI)

 

 

 

 

 

 

190

 

 

 

 

 

56

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interior

 

 

 

149

 

239

 

 

 

 

 

12

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

292

EPA

 

 

 

 

 

8

263

 

 

 

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NASA

 

 

 

 

 

44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

519

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navy

 

 

 

 

 

 

132

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NSF

 

 

 

 

 

547

868

 

246

 

 

 

1,227

 

218

 

 

 

683

 

18

 

14

 

 

 

166

NIH

 

 

 

 

 

 

134

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

148

 

 

 

 

 

 

USDA

 

 

 

15

 

348

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

92

WCH/WCA

NEH/NEA

 

1

 

10

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

Wyoming State Agencies

 

 

 

104

 

 

336

 

20

 

 

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31

30

38

26

1

 

780

Industry

 

 

 

 

 

152

180

 

 

 

 

 

294

 

 

 

 

 

73

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

96

Other

(private)

 

 

 

95

 

79

33

 

 

 

14

28

104

 

18

1

 

 

171

 

53

 

69

7

2

 

270

TOTAL

0

1

0

373

1

1,441

2,648

0

317

0

14

74

1,913

1

236

1

0

0

1,474

0

251

30

122

33

8

0

1,696


             TABLE 5

     AWARDS BY SPONSOR

     COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

       for the period July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1997

 

              TOTAL:  $181,000

       NUMBER OF AWARDS:  13

  (numbers represent thousands of dollars)

 

 

Agency

Business Assistance

Center

Economics &

Finance

Management &

Marketing

Labor

 

90

 

NSF

 

10

 

Wyoming State Agencies

13

 

 

Other (private)

5

63

 

TOTAL

18

163

0

 

 


             TABLE 6

     AWARDS BY SPONSOR

     COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

       for the period July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1997

 

              TOTAL:  $470,000

       NUMBER OF AWARDS:  39

  (numbers represent thousands of dollars)

 

 

Agency

Dean’s

Office

Leadership & Human

Development

 

Lifelong Learning & Instruction

Natural Science

Program

 

Wyoming Center for Teaching & Learning

Wyoming Institute for the Development of Teaching

USDA

 

 

 

11

 

 

WCH/WCA/NEH/NEA

 

 

 

 

6

 

Wyoming State Agencies

18

44

24

178

15

 

Industry

50

 

 

 

 

 

Other (private)

 

 

28

96

 

 

TOTAL

68

44

52

285

21

0

 

 


             TABLE 7

     AWARDS BY SPONSOR

     COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

       for the period July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1997

 

              TOTAL:  $7,117,000

       NUMBER OF AWARDS:  136

  (numbers represent thousands of dollars)

 

 

Agency

 

Atmospheric

Science

Chemical & Petroleum

Engineering

Civil & Architectural

Engineering

 

Dean's

Office

 

Electrical

Engineering

 

Mechanical

Engineering

Army

 

 

 

 

297

 

DOE (WRI)

 

 

 

 

50

 

DOT

 

 

511

 

 

100

EPA

 

 

70

 

 

 

National Academy of Sciences

 

 

 

 

74

 

Navy

271

 

 

 

 

10

NASA

329

 

 

 

22

 

NSF

2,139

299

186

 

224

 

Wyoming State Agencies

 

449

381

 

371

 

Industry

 

261

54

2

175

152

Other (private)

174

211

201

 

80

24

TOTAL

2,913

1,220

1,403

2

1,293

236


             TABLE 8

     AWARDS BY SPONSOR

     COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

       for the period July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1997

 

              TOTAL:  $1,922,000

       NUMBER OF AWARDS:  58

  (numbers represent thousands of dollars)

 

 

Agency

 

Dean's

Office

Human

Medicine/

Casper

Human Medicine/

Cheyenne

 

Medical

Technology

 

 

Nursing

 

 

Pharmacy

Physical

& Health

Education

 

Social

Work

 

Speech

Pathology

 

 

WIND

Commerce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

82

DOD

 

23

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

703

NIH

 

 

 

 

28

 

13

 

 

272

Wyoming State Agencies

 

 

 

 

 

387

45

4

 

139

Industry

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

Other (private)

37

123

 

 

62

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

37

146

0

0

92

389

58

4

0

1,196

 

 


             TABLE 9

     AWARDS BY SPONSOR

     COLLEGE OF LAW

       for the period July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1997

 

              TOTAL:  $60,000

       NUMBER OF AWARDS:  1

  (numbers represent thousands of dollars)

 

 

Agency

LAW

Education

60

TOTAL

60


          TABLE 10

     AWARDS BY SPONSOR

NON-COLLEGE UNITS

       for the period July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1997

 

              TOTAL:  $14,916,000

       NUMBER OF AWARDS:  115

  (numbers represent thousands of dollars)

 

Agency

Acac Aff

 

AHC

Art

Musm

 

CPP

Cult

Prog

Env

Health

Flt

Oper

Grad

School

Human

Resources

 

IER

Intl

Prog

 

Library

MAMTC

Phys

Plant

Risk

Mgmt

 

SBDC

 

SEO

 

SFA

Stnd

Loan

VP

Research

 

WPR

 

WVA

 

WWRC

Air Force

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

Army

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

52

 

 

 

 

Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,598

4,593

 

 

 

 

 

DOE (WRI)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

Interior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

154

JTPA (Labor)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NSF

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

226

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

578

 

 

212

SBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

324

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

USIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

134

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCH/WCA

NEH/NEA

 

 

123

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wyoming

State Agencies

 

25

 

9

 

4

122

 

 

425

 

4

50

83

 

284

79

18

 

2,881

 

 

922

Industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

605

 

 

516

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

6

Other (private)

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

12

 

90

64

 

 

 

4

109

 

26

 

 

148

128

223

TOTAL

20

25

124

9

7

4

122

12

3

1,371

198

4

566

83

4

717

1,681

4,637

67

3,460

158

128

1,517


          TABLE 11

           INDIRECT COST DISTRIBUTION BY COLLEGE

  (includes Dean's and Department totals)

       for the period July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1997

 

 

College

Indirect

Cost

Amount

Percent of

Indirect Costs

Distributed

Agriculture

94,634

17.4

Arts & Sciences

227,545

41.7

Business

1,008

0.2

Education

3,170

0.6

Engineering

142,184

26.1

Health Sciences

28,145

5.2

Law

0

0

Library

32

0

NON-COLLEGE

 

 

  Student Affairs:  SEO, Student

    Financial Aids, Student Loans

27,130

4.9

  Other:  AHC, Art Museum, EORI,

    Extended Studies, Fleet Operations, Graduate

    School, IER, International Programs,

    Library, MAMTC, SBDC, VP Research,

    WWRC, etc. 

21,416

3.9

TOTAL

545,264

100.0