External funding at Miami University sets new record in fiscal year 2022
The $35.2 million received for FY2022 is more than 34% over FY 2021 — which was also a record year for funding, Miami’s Office of Research and Innovation reports
Miami University set a new record for extramural funding for fiscal year 2022, continuing a trend established over the past five years.
Total external funding received for research awards and contracts from July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022 was $35.2 million, an increase of more than 34% over FY 2021 — which was also a record year for funding, Miami’s Office of Research and Innovation reports.
“The tremendous success in FY22 speaks to the increasing size of individual awards: The number of awards from FY17 to FY22 increased 22% while total funding from those awards has increased by 126% (over that period),” Rick Page, associate vice president for research and innovation, said.
“Miami received more than $1M this year in funding from six separate funders, and three of the top four funders are federal agencies,” Page said. “This is a direct outcome of high-quality research and scholarship in diverse fields carried out at Miami University.”
Susan McDowell, vice president for research and innovation, said, “Miami achieved this record-breaking $35M through the efforts of faculty, staff, and students. My goal is to smooth their path to success in future grant funding and in undertaking the important work of funded awards.”
Several research and funding highlights stood out this year. Miami is one of only 23 public Carnegie R2 institutions in the U.S. with five or more current National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER grants from the NSF Early Career Development Program, according to Page.
Miami faculty with a current CAREER grant (and the five-year granting period) are:
- Tereza Jezkova, assistant professor of Biology (2022-2027).
- Meixia Zhao, assistant professor of Biology (2022-2027).
- Xin Wang, assistant professor of Microbiology (2021-2026).
- Carrie Tyler, associate professor of Geology and Environmental Earth Science (2019-2024).
- Dominik Konkolewicz, associate professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry (2018-2023).
Another highlight is a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to the Myaamia Center. This prestigious grant, which will support the development of a culturally-specific "Myaamia Wellness Model," is only the second grant to Miami from the organization.
FY 2022: Top 10 sponsors and total award amount
- National Science Foundation, $7,093,735
- Ohio Department of Higher Education, $4,922,471
- US Department of Education, $4,782,998
- National Institutes of Health, $2,465,851
- Ohio Department of Aging, $1,063,145
- Parallax Advanced Research, $1,018,611
- National Collegiate Athletic Association, $967,314
- Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, $909,089
- Ohio Department of Mental Health, $650,000
- Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, $510,000
External funds received for research awards and contracts at Miami University, fiscal years 2017-2022
Note: Data do not include funds for public service, student financial aid, or instruction.