SUMMARY OF EXTERNAL AWARDS 

for the period July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998

 

Annual Report from the Office of Research
at the University of Wyoming

 

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. 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 1998, the University of Wyoming submitted 538 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 1998. From July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998, the University received 752 new and continuing awards for funding from external sources totaling $41,053,901. 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 9 summarize the funds awarded by sponsor for departments within the University.

The largest portion of the total external funds granted to the University in FY98 was received from the federal government (70%). The various federal agencies awarded $28,562,000 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 $4,283,000 (10%), and $8,208,000 (20%) 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 during the fiscal year, 75 percent reimburses general University expenses, 15 percent is distributed to the Department, five percent to the relevant College, and five percent is allocated to the Office of Research. The dollar amount of the indirect costs collected during FY98 and returned to each of the colleges on this basis is shown in Table 10.

Total contracts and grants awarded to the University of Wyoming during FY98 represents a record amount of external funding for the twelfth consecutive year. The graph on page 12 shows the increase in total contracts and grants each fiscal year from FY86 through FY98.

 

 

 

TABLE 1
TOTAL SPONSORED AWARDS BY COLLEGE/UNIT
for the period July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998

College

Sponsored Project Awards

Percent of Total

Agriculture

6,239,313

15.2

Arts & Sciences

12,408,946

30.2

Business

260,940

0.6

Education

557,635

1.4

Engineering

5,814,453

14.2

Health Sciences

2,766,156

6.7

Law

0

0

NON-COLLEGE    
Student Affairs: Counseling Center, SEO,
Student Financial Aids, Student Loans

7,145,291

17.4

Other: AHC, Art Museum, Fleet
Operations, Graduate School, IER,
International Programs, Library,
MAMTC, SBDC, VP Research, etc.

5,861,167

14.3

TOTAL

41,053,901

 

 

TABLE 2
DISTRIBUTION OF AWARDS BY SPONSOR
for the period July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998
(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

Agriculture

1,462 (10)

168 (5)

   

124 (1)

     

1,754 (16)

Air Force  

822 (3)

   

86 (2)

   

34 (1)

942 (6)

Army

186 (2)

387 (2)

   

225 (1)

   

29 (1)

827 (6)

Commerce  

36 (1)

     

372 (1)

   

408 (2)

Education          

904 (1)

 

6,827 (2)

7,731 (3)

Energy (includes WRI)  

56 (1)

   

90 (1)

   

1,841 (1)

1,987 (4)

Environmental Protection Agency

40 (3)

691 (2)

234 (1)

5 (1)

50 (1)

     

1,020 (8)

Interior

54 (3)

755 (6)

         

52 (1)

861 (10)

Labor

21 (1)

           

23 (1)

44 (2)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration  

487 (3)

 

20 (1)

205 (2)

     

712 (6)

National and Wyoming Endowments for the Humanities and Arts  

8 (4)

         

145 (5)

153 (10)

National Institutes of Health

1,003 (3)

447 (2)

     

649 (4)

 

223 (1)

2,322 (10)

National Science Foundation

752 (3)

4,529 (9)

   

2,133 (4)

   

864 (4)

8,278 (20)

Navy  

119 (1)

   

628 (2)

     

747 (3)

Small Business Administration              

542 (1)

542 (1)

Transportation        

196 (2)

     

196 (2)

Veterans Affairs          

38 (2)

   

38 (2)

Wyoming State Agencies

446 (6)

1,463 (10)

7 (1)

352 (4)

816 (3)

328 (5)

 

871 (9)

4,283 (38)

Industry

1,512 (5)

1,351 (9)

 

75 (1)

854 (5)

32 (3)

 

837 (3)

4,661 (26)

Other (private)

763 (11)

1,090 (15)

20 (2)

106 (4)

407 (5)

443 (5)

 

718 (7)

3,547 (48)

TOTAL

6,239

12,409

261

558

5,814

2,766

0

13,006

41,053


 

TABLE 3
AWARDS BY SPONSOR
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
for the period July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998
TOTAL: $6,239,313
NUMBER OF AWARDS: 139
(numbers represent thousands of dollars)

Agency

Agricultural
Economics

Agricultural
Experiment Station

Animal
Science

Cooperative
Extension

Dean's
Office

Family & Consumer Sciences

Molecular
Biology

Plant Sciences*

Renewable Resources*

Veterinary
Sciences

Agriculture

123

8

288

2

107

 

297

189

400

48

Army    

125

     

62

     
Energy            

150

     
Environmental Protection Agency

10

           

10

20

 
Interior                

25

28

Labor        

22

         
National Institutes of Health    

98

   

50

854

     
National Science Foundation            

302

 

450

 
Wyoming State Agencies

168

     

11

18

127

30

67

 
Industry    

15

     

931

316

4

263

Other (private)

25

260

15

 

185

 

16

138

117

15

TOTAL

326

268

541

2

325

68

2,589

683

1,083

354

NOTE: *The Departments of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences and Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management reorganized during the fiscal year under new departments of Plant Sciences and Renewable Resources. Totals reflect the department of the PI when funds were awarded.

 

 

TABLE 4
AWARDS BY SPONSOR
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
for the period July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998
TOTAL: $12,408,946
NUMBER OF AWARDS: 262
(numbers represent thousands of dollars)

 

Agency

Afrn
Amer
Stud

Amer
Ind
Stud
Amer
Stud

Anth

Art

Bot

Chem

Comm/
MM

Comp
Sci

Cult
Outr

Engl

Geog
& Rec

Geol &
Geophy

Hist

Math

Modn
Lang

Musc

Phil

Phys
&Astr

Pol
Sci

Psyc

Soc

Stat

Survey Res Ctr

Thea
& Dance

Womn
Stud

Zool

Agriculture    

4

   

152

         

4

6

                         

2

Air Force            

547

 

220

                 

54

               
Army            

271

                     

116

               
Commerce          

36

                                         
Energy (includesWRI)                        

56

                           
Environmental Protection Agency          

8

                                       

683

Interior    

6

119

 

102

         

54

                   

7

     

469

National Aeronautics and Space Adm          

42

   

14

                 

430

               
National & WY Endowments for the Humanities and Arts

1

     

1

         

1

                         

5

   
National Institutes of Health            

294

                         

153

           
National Science Foundation          

1,491

1,058

 

228

     

812

 

100

     

513

 

20

 

70

     

239

Navy            

119

                                       
Wyoming State Agencies      

105

 

17

135

       

2

178

         

10

   

13

55

62

   

886

Industry      

195

 

103

311

1

       

426

         

70

 

44

       

1

198

Other

(private)

1

   

110

 

64

68

 

10

 

15

71

525

 

11

     

34

 

1

4

25

14

   

138

TOTAL

2

0

10

529

1

2,015

2,803

1

472

0

16

131

2,003

0

111

0

0

0

1,227

0

218

17

157

76

5

1

2,615

 

 

 

TABLE 5
AWARDS BY SPONSOR
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
for the period July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998
TOTAL: $260,940
NUMBER OF AWARDS: 8
(numbers represent thousands of dollars)

Agency

Business Assistance
Center

Economics &
Finance

Management &
Marketing

Environmental Protection Agency  

234

 
Wyoming State Agencies

5

   
Other (private)

7

15

 
TOTAL

12

249

0

 

 

TABLE 6
AWARDS BY SPONSOR
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
for the period July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998
TOTAL: $557,635
NUMBER OF AWARDS: 34
(numbers represent thousands of dollars)

Agency

Dean’s
Office

Leadership &
Human
Development

Lifelong Learning & Instruction

Natural Science Program

Wyoming Center for Teaching & Learning

Environmental Protection Agency      

5

 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration      

20

 
Wyoming State Agencies

30

46

77

199

 
Industry          
Other (private)

8

92

 

71

10

TOTAL

38

138

77

295

10

 

 

TABLE 7
AWARDS BY SPONSOR
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
for the period July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998
TOTAL: $5,814,453
NUMBER OF AWARDS: 110
(numbers represent thousands of dollars)

Agency

Atmospheric
Science

Chemical & Petroleum
Engineering

Civil & Architectural
Engineering

Dean's
Office

Electrical
Engineering

Mechanical
Engineering

Agriculture    

124

     
Air Force      

4

82

 
Army        

225

 
Energy (includes WRI)  

96

       
Environmental Protection Agency    

50

     
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

139

       

66

National Science Foundation

1,488

299

338

 

8

 
Navy

372

       

256

Transportation    

70

   

125

Wyoming State Agencies  

318

457

 

34

 
Industry

175

415

37

 

23

207

Other (private)

119

102

154

 

23

9

TOTAL

2,293

1,230

1,230

4

395

663

 

 

 

TABLE 8
AWARDS BY SPONSOR
COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES
for the period July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998
TOTAL: $2,766,156
NUMBER OF AWARDS: 75
(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

Agriculture          

1

       
Commerce                  

372

Education                  

904

National Institutes of Health  

86

   

37

   

144

 

382

Veterans Affairs        

1

37

       
Wyoming State Agencies

60

18

     

11

20

   

219

Industry    

2

 

5

26

       
Other (private)

214

106

   

82

35

     

4

TOTAL

274

210

2

0

125

110

20

144

0

1,881

 

 

TABLE 9
AWARDS BY SPONSOR
NON-COLLEGE UNITS
for the period July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998
TOTAL: $13,006,458
NUMBER OF AWARDS: 124
(numbers represent thousands of dollars)

Agency

AHC

Art
Musm

Counsel
Center

Cult
Prog

Fleet
Oper

Grad
School

Human
Resources

IER

Info Tech

Intl
Prog

Library

MAMTC

Risk
Mgmt

SBDC

SEO

SFA

VP
Research

WPR

WVA

WWRC

Agriculture                                        
Air Force                              

34

       
Army                              

29

       
Education                            

1,725

5,102

       
Energy (includes WRI)              

1,198

               

643

     
Health & Human Services    

223

                                 
Information                                        
Interior                                      

52

Labor            

23

                         
National & WY Endowments for the Humanities and Arts

15

22

 

2

                         

5

   
National Science Foundation              

198

175

             

309

   

183

Small Business Administration                          

542

           
Wyoming
State Agencies
       

64

   

10

   

5

167

 

200

10

23

200

   

293

Industry              

652

                 

135

 

52

Other (private)          

6

 

85

     

443

4

101

   

4

 

75

 
TOTAL

15

22

223

2

64

6

23

2,143

175

0

5

610

4

843

1,735

5,188

1,156

140

75

580

 

 

 

TABLE 10
INDIRECT COST DISTRIBUTION BY COLLEGE
(includes Dean's and Department totals)
for the period July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998

College

Indirect
Cost
Amount

Percent of
Indirect Costs
Distributed

Agriculture

113,633

17.0

Arts & Sciences

263,675

39.6

Business

913

0.1

Education

6,084

0.9

Engineering

161,452

24.2

Health Sciences

43,939

6.6

Law

0

0

NON-COLLEGE    
Student Affairs: Counseling Center, SEO,
Student Financial Aids, Student Loans

26,316

4.0

Other: AHC, Art Museum, Fleet Operations,
Graduate School, IER, International Programs,
Library, MAMTC, SBDC, VP Research, etc.

50,461

7.6

TOTAL

666,473

100.0

 


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