External Funding Summary

External grants awarded to faculty

External funding awards come from a variety of sources, including federal agencies, private foundations, industry and other higher education institutions—all contributing to Western Michigan University's reputation as a discovery-driven university.

July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018
Proposals submitted: 362 
Projects awarded: 207

Submissions and Awards Year to Date in 2017-18

FY 2017-18 July 1 through June 30, 2018 Submissions ($) Submissions (#) Awards ($) Awards (#) Expenditures
Arts and Sciences 23,934,655 116 4,675,313 62 5,331,835
Aviation 836,620 4 192,974 2 164,234
Education and Human Development 39,488,612 24 9,079,048 20 4,420,527
Engineering and Applied Sciences 22,528,138 98 1,821,588 36 4,025,438
Fine Arts 26,945 3 2,398 1 7,728
Graduate College 172,926 1 103,735 1 280,017
Haworth College of Business 751,501 9 455,000 3 494,779
Health and Human Services  12,222,145 71 5,020,089 42 4,321,444
Lee Honors College 0 0 0 0 0
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 1,321,298 6 1,097,608 12 2,511,623
Vice President for Business and Finance 594,373 5 1,110,680 2 161,387
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion 915,000 2 550,367 2 642,053
Vice President for Research 9,803,867 17 1,328,188 9 1,202,238
Vice President for Student Affairs 176,291 6 368,353 11 270,016
TOTAL 112,772,371 362 25,805,340 207 24,367,950

Downloadable reports   
Value of External Funding Submissions, Awards and Expenditures 2017-18 year to date
Value of External Funding Submissions, Awards and Expenditures Five Year Summary
Number of External Funding Submissions and Awards Five Year Summary
 

Awards of $25,805,340 in 2017-18

July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018

Proposals submitted: 362 
Projects awarded: 207

Awarded by agency 2017-18  
Federal 14,500,260 56.09%
State 1,503,119 5.82%
Local 2,515,438 9.75%
Foreign 715,000 2.76%
Industry/Corporation 1,647,991 6.39%
Education Institution 2,128,150 8.25%
Foundation 497,353 1.93%
Other 2,298,029 8.91%
Total 25,805,340  


Awards of $27,333,000 in 2016-17

July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017
Proposals submitted: 389 
Projects awarded: 272

Awarded by agency 2016-17  
Federal $13,575,644.44 49.67%
State $2,844,269.13 10.41%
Local $2,531,504.73 9.26%
Foreign $110,000.00 0.40%
Industry/corporation $1,779,437.00 6.51%
Educational institution $2,431,284.92 8.89%
Foundation $708,357.50 2.59%
Other $3,352,780.20 12.27%
Total $27,333,277.92  

 Awards of $23,520,000 in 2015-16

Pie chart depicting external funding sources for 2015-16.

July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016
Proposals submitted: 385
Projects awarded: 250

Total $23,520,175.88  
Awarded by agency 2015-16  
Federal $ 9,429.858.79 40.09%
State $ 3,109,541.22 13.22%
Local $ 2,675,889.75 11.38%
Foreign $ 471,825.20 2.01%
Industry/corporation $ 1,376,860.96 5.85%
Educational institution $ 2,496.790.21 10.62%
Foundation $ 1,642.115.00 6.98%
Other $ 2,317,294.95 9.85%

Submissions and awards Previous years

July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015
Proposals submitted: 355
Projects awarded: 231

July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014
Proposals submitted: 371
Projects awarded: 252

Detailed summaries

For a detailed listing and multiple years of external awards, visit WMU Grants and Contracts:

Apply for external funding

The Office of the Vice President for Research offers a wealth of tools to help WMU researchers find and apply for external funding. Visit the Funding page to begin the search for a grant opportunity.