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 Dec. 31, 2017
Proposals submitted: 179 
Projects awarded: 114

Submissions and Awards Year to Date in 2017-18

FY 2017-18 July 1 through Dec. 31, 2017 Submissions ($) Submissions (#) Awards ($) Awards (#) Expenditures
Arts and Sciences 12,216,393 62 2,669,532 30 3,349,722
Aviation 287,989 3 193,974 2 84,446
Education and Human Development 32,005,482 16 8,552,301 15 1,936,646
Engineering and Applied Sciences 13,475,925 53 1,107,908 19 2,354,046
Fine Arts 0 0 0 0 6,382
Graduate College 172,926 1 103,735 1 128,261
Haworth College of Business 569,501 4 390,000 2 43,935
Health and Human Services  6,082,350 24 3,032,197 25 2,122,650
Lee Honors College 0 0 0 0 0
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 301,405 1 580,868 8 1,277,109
Vice President for Business and Finance 1,500 1 41,374 1 117,923
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion 900,000 1 416,293 1 313,671
Vice President for Research 2,959,232 8 1,095,156 3 564,447
Vice President for Student Affairs 162,755 5 344,408 7 83,410
TOTAL 69,135,458 179 18,526,746 114 12,382,648

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 $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.