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, 2019 through June 30, 2020

 FY20 Report 

External grants per college Submissions ($) Submissions (#) Awards ($) Awards (#) Expenditures
Arts and Sciences $28,184,808 110 $8,081,070 65 $5,493,284
Aviation $0 0 $112,428 1 $54,256
Education and Human Development $39,761,076 30 $6,802,859 17 $7,525,875
Engineering and Applied Sciences $32,724,271 111 $2,453,000 46 $2,840,245
Fine Arts $1,500 1 $0 0 $0
Graduate College $0 0 $105,034 1 $441,098
Haworth College of Business $591,831 2 $411,696 5 $432,854
Health and Human Services  $15,284,306 61 $6,303,231 40 $4,552,532
Lee Honors College $0 0 $0 0 $0
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs $10,065,070 9 $1,198,523 10 $1,701,084
Vice President for Business and Finance $449,984 1 $1,328,117 2 $2,112,660
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion $130,000 1 $739,199 3 $838,631
Vice President for Research and Innovation $996,216 13 $2,590,081 14 $1,826,785
Vice President for Student Affairs $51,459 2 $163,655 4 $122,121
TOTAL $128,240,521 341 $30,288,894 208 $27,941,426

*Removed 2020 CARES Act funding from Federal Awards

Awarded by sponsor 2019-20  
Federal 15,410,881 24.04%
State 2,652,281 12.02%
Local 434,087 5.77%
Foreign 307,219 1.44%
Industry/Corporation 2,099,943 10.58%
Education Institution 2,176,089 18.75%
Foundation 3,534,555 8.17%
Other 3,673,839 19.23%
Total $30,288,894  

July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019

 2018-19 Quarter 12018-19 Quarter 22018-19 Quarter 32018-19 Fiscal Year End 

July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018

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

Historic summaries

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

Apply for external funding

The Office of Research and Innovation 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.