External Funding Summary

External grants and contracts 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.  For more information on these reports and their contents please review our Terms and Definitions and Facilities and Administrative Costs (F&A) info-graphic.

July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019

Downloadable Reports

2018-19 Quarter 1

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 5,866,465
Aviation 836,620 4 192,974 2 164,234
Education and Human Development 39,488,612 24 9,079,048 20 4,826,112
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 2 177,285
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 24,789,432

Downloadable reports   

FY18 Year End Report
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  

Historic 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.