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 Oct. 31, 2017
Proposals submitted: 127 
Projects awarded: 90

Submissions and Awards Year to Date in 2017-18

FY 2017-18 July 1 through OCT 31, 2017 Submissions ($) Submissions (#) Awards ($) Awards (#) Expenditures
Arts and Sciences 6,065,438 41 2,417,111 26 2,235,015
Aviation 287,989 3 27,572 1 81,659
Education and Human Development 30,601,830 11 7,289,298 12 1,430,880
Engineering and Applied Sciences 10,534,370 38 796,114 15 1,787,469
Fine Arts 0 0 0 0 6,382
Graduate College 0 0 0 0 121,769
Haworth College of Business 569,501 4 30,000 1 10,914
Health and Human Services, Includes Tracking Only (1) 4,726,705 20 2,348,461 23 1,573,256
Lee Honors College 0 0 0 0 0
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 301,405 1 464,457 5 889,874
Vice President for Business and Finance 1,500 1 41,374 1 62,541
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion 900,000 1 416,293 1 230,976
Vice President for Research 2,563,696 3 1,060,139 2 363,694
Vice President for Student Affairs 161,771 4 184,169 3 30,715
TOTAL 56,714,205 127 15,074,988 90 8,825,145

Downloadable reports   
Value of External Funding Submssions, 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.